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Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby ScottyBoy76 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:30 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

Munros included on this walk: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)

Date walked: 17/04/2021

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 13.4 km

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An early start on this first Saturday after lockdown, the weather looked promising as I set out for Buachaille Etive Beag. Rather than take the more popular route up I decided to head down Lairig Gartain and head up from the other side.

Heading along Lairig Gartain

Heading up to the bealach

Upon reaching the bealach it was a right turn to ascend Stob Coire Raineach. There were a few people out and about but I expected more to be honest with this being the first weekend post lockdown and the decent weather.

Making my way up Stob Coire Raineach

Straight forward climb to the summit, time for a bite to eat and soak in the great views!

View from Stob Coire Raineach summit

View from Stob Coire Raineach summit

Next stop, Stob Dubh.

Stob Dubh

Still some patches of snow on Stob Dubh but nothing to worry about. The wind did pick up and it started getting a lot colder but a nice ascent nevertheless. Time to enjoy some more fantastic views!

Great view of Buachaille Etive Mòr from Stob Dubh summit

What a view from Stob Dubh summit!

Enjoying the views from Stob Dubh

The patchy clouds I had for the ascent were all but gone and glorious blue skies for the walk back down to the car. A fantastic day out on Buachaille Etive Beag :D

Looking back at Stob Coire Raineach

Back along Lairig Gartain to the car park

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