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Camera broken on Bookil!

Camera broken on Bookil!


Postby highland rambler » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:54 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 23/10/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13 km

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We started out at around 11.45am from Altnafeadh, making our way directly into and up Coire Na Tulaich to the bealach below Stob Dearg. We have climbed a number of hills in this area now and tend to use either Glencoe village or nearby Ballachulish as our base for this outstanding area.

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Looking back towards Altnafeadh


We soon gained height and were enjoying the views over the Devil's Staircase and across to the Mamores, the weather was fine but the forecast was for it to worsen later in the day...... We were well prepared for what was to come!
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Views across The Devil's Staircase to The Mamores


The going is fairly tough to the bealach with scree to negotiate nearer the top, upon reaching the bealach we had our first view of the stunning Bidean Nam Bian partially under snow.
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Stunning Bidean Nam Bian


From the bealach a short and relatively easy climb leads to the summit - Stob Dearg
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Claire on the summit in the Autumnal wind
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Stunning backdrop against the imposing Aonach Eagach


We spent only a few minutes on the summit as the weather was already starting to close in and the jackets were out of the bag. A little disappointed that we couldn't stay longer we made our way back to the bealach for the traverse to Stob Na Broige. People were passing us on their way down and it seemed that we were the only ones left on the ridge......Fantastic!

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Down the glen over Buachaille Etive Beag to Loch Leven & Loch Linnhe
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Along the ridge to Stob Na Doire
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Looking back along the ridge to Stob Dearg


We were now making good progress closing in on the end of the ridge and the second Munro - Stob Na Broige. The weather was still trying to hold out for us, although the rain had started and the wind was beginning to get up. The views though - unbelievable!
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Towards Stob Coire Altruim & Stob Na Broige


Upon reaching the ridge between Stob Coire Altruim and Stob Na Broige the ridge suddenty disappeared in the Clag. The picture tells a story of what was to greet us on the summit.
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Where has the ridge gone?
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Where has the ridge gone?


The summit, Stob Na Broige - I think!
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Claire in the shelter, looking suspiciously in need of the toilet!
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Happy, but wet!


The last quick photo before the descent into and return along the Lairig Gartain and the long wet walk back to Altnafeadh.
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A wet summit


We arrived back at the car in the dark and had forgotten to put the camera in the waterproof liner, it has not worked since and is still in the airing cupboard! Still another great day and outing in Glencoe, a magical place!
Last edited by highland rambler on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:47 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Broken camera on the Buckil!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:01 pm

Drove through Glencoe at around 11am this morning and was cursing myself for not walking as it was clear views and gloriuos sunshine. What a difference later on.

Well done for plodding on.
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Re: Broken camera on the Buckil!

Postby highland rambler » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:37 pm

Hi,
I mistakenly entered the wrong walk date - should have been 23/ 10/ 2011 and therefore you could have been fine to have walked it :D Will have to do it again in better weather as I was diappointed to have missed the views to Glen Etive from Broige.
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Re: Broken camera on the Buckil!

Postby dooterbang » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:08 pm

thanks for clearing that up.

Actually posted wrong day a few times also.
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