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The Wee Buachaille

The Wee Buachaille


Postby Jabber » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:07 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 21/08/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 958m

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Late kick off today after taking the daughter swimming, unfortunately the swimming had tired her out a little so this small walk wasn't on for her today.

Set off from the car park at 1 pm-ish with light rain misting around us, doshed in with midges to keep us moving. the walk up Lairig Eilde was quite steep initially however we were soon up on the ridge between the two Munros. We decided to go for Stob Dubh first. The rain was on and off along the ridge and the views were restricted because of the constant car wash along the Buachaille.
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however the humour still flowed.... :)
Conquered a rock!.JPG


Wasn't long before we were on the Black point, raining one side, us lot sheltering the other side eating Egg Rolls...yum :)
Stob Dubh 958 metres.JPG
Daft hat time!


The rain threatened to disappear and the Sun threatened to come out not before I managed to pick up my first Rainbow below...Happy days
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Buachaille Etive Beag.JPG
The walk back along the ridge was very pleasant up to Raineach. At this point the wind decided to join in and assisted us all the way to the peak 8)
Stob Coire Raineach 3.JPG


By the time we reached the summit the rain had returned so we didn't hang around too long, however the humour was still there.
Stob Coire Raineach 925 metres.JPG


The route off was different as I totally lost the path and once again went for a scree scramble straight down rather than the zigzag route of what turned out to be a very faint path.
Stob Coire Raineach.JPG
. The day overall was again brilliant I'm going to go back and visit the Wee Buachaille in better weather so we can see the views over Glen Etive on a better day. Highly Commended :D
And so back to the Car park.JPG
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Do it! it's a great day even in the dreich!
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Re: The Wee Buachaille

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:47 pm

Nice one jabber - just finished reading this and your report on Buachaille Etive Mor - fully agree with you on the views :D It's not until you're up at the top that you realise just how many hills there are in the area with stunning views
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Re: The Wee Buachaille

Postby Bongo » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:56 am

I was lucky enough to climb this in perfect sunshine. :wink: The views are absolutely stunning. We did it the long way though, walked the length of the Lairig Eilde then came up Stob Dubh from the south ridge. Had a bit of everything, grass, scree & boulders.

There is a nice flat rock @ 600m to stop for lunch where the views down Glen Etive were amazing. Took a wee bit longer but it was very satisfying when people at the summit said "You came up that way?"

Need to try it again in the winter.
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Re: The Wee Buachaille

Postby HighlandSC » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:16 pm

It's a cracking hill this. I did it as two singles. Second time got clagged out and seen nothing.

No complaints on the winter outing though 8) 8)
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Re: The Wee Buachaille

Postby Jabber » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:58 pm

Absolutely..it's a top walk fancy the route up behind the Stob next and might just wait until that clear cold February day for another look what a stunning photo! :)
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Re: The Wee Buachaille

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:47 pm

Jabber wrote:Absolutely..it's a top walk fancy the route up behind the Stob next and might just wait until that clear cold February day for another look what a stunning photo! :)


Haven't been near either of the Buachailles, so its been smashing to read your reports. You always look like you're having a ball! :lol:
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