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Buachaille Etive Mor on a 4 season day.
by kw1980 » Mon May 23, 2011 12:36 am
Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor
Munros included on this walk: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor), Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)
Date walked: 14/05/2011
Time taken: 6 hoursRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
A short haul later and we were on the bealach at the head of Coire na Tulaich just in time for the cloud to descend and obscure our path to Stob Dearg, the winds were gusting as we assailed the summit, but not enough to give us a break in the wall of white. Mass disappointment all round as we were all eager to gaze out at the vast Rannoch Moor from surely the best vantage point
No sooner had we retraced our steps to the bealach than the summit of Stob Dearg cleared! Typical, just gives me an excuse to return, not that I need much of one. By now the sun had come out and was painting the landscape with some awe inspiring colours and sights in all directions. This is why we do this, absolutely fantastic.
We took a stop at the high point of Stob na Doire just as the heavens opened and treated us with stinging hail and a flurry of snow to complete our weather conditions for one day. What a country. Then followed quite a descent down a fairly steep side of Stob na Doire and past the bags of stones at the start of the escape route down to Lairig Gartain.
As we made our way across the last section of ridge towards our 2nd munro of the day we were assaulted again by gusting winds and driving rain, only abating as we were turning back at Stob na Broige's cairn. We made a relatively straight forward descent in warm sunshine, even removing a few layers as the temperature rose.
The walk back to the car was long and enjoyable, never the less we were glad to get the packs off and head to the Kingshouse for a few refreshments and began planning our next meetup in the hills.
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