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Beautiful Buachaille Etive Mor

Beautiful Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby nzt2011 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:02 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

Munros included on this walk: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor), Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)

Date walked: 03/07/2011

Time taken: 5.5 hours

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Had planned to do Mor and Beag over Saturday and Sunday, however a late departure meant "having" to pitch the tent at Kingshouse and take refuge from the blaring sun with some Ice cold lager....
Up around 7am for nibbles and was at the car park for Mor at 0830 and off sharpish. Really enjoyed the prospect of what lay ahead, and it didn't disappoint. The climb up the coire was fine, hard going in parts, but no reall tricky parts...perhaps if it were in snow or wet conditions I'd be saying differently...but I took the hot sun and relatively no wind in my stride!
Made the summit of Stob Dearg in around an hour and a half and after a quick cuppa out the flask, headed onwards. The rest of the walk was great, the views were amazing and bumped into some really friendly people along the way. Definitely one I'd do again! The descent wasn't as kind as the weather however and after the West Highland Way 3 weeks ago, the old niggles came back. By far the hardest descent I've done so far, and my knees are "louping" today, as they say. Disappointed I couldn't do Beag in the same day but will be back another day. Perfection in one beautiful mountain!
Saturday night
Cool sky going on there!
Seen this a million times and still takes my breath away!
What lies ahead
Up the Coire we go
Oh devil's staircase, how I remember you with such fondness with the full bhuna on my back!!!
Rannoch Moor
Time for a rest
Looking back at Stob Dearg
Big Ben
Beag in the foreground, what could have been!
Looking back over the whole Mor
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