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BMC

BMC


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:13 am

Route description: Beinn Maol Chaluim, from Glen Etive

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Date walked: 11/11/2011

Time taken: 4.3 hours

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Found this walk to be pretty hard going, the initial climb being steep and on uneven ground. Once on the ridge the terrain doesn't really improve as it a bit undulating and it's not until you're almost at the 848m mark that things get easier. It was windy as we climbed which didn't help though suprisingly the wind died down as we reached the 848 mark. You also have some crags to negotiate but as the ridge is wide they are not a problem. We did get some good views heading from the top to the summit although sadly Bidean nam Bian was in cloud. Once reaching the summit we retraced our steps back to the start, chatting to a couple of gents heading up on our way down.
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Stob Dhub & Stob na Broige

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The start

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BMC 848 top

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Starav & Trillichean

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Glen Etive

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The ridge to BMC summit

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Sgor na h-Ulaidh

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Glen Coe

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Bidean nam Bian

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Alan at the summit with his new head torch & ski goggles on

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View down the ridge

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Loch Etive

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Small Lochan at start of walk

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A frog
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: BMC

Postby Bod » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:52 pm

Good one Johnny, you ain't half getting out there! I will need to venture further down Glen Etive again..... :D
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Re: BMC

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:55 pm

Cheers Bod, a lot of good hills down Glen Etive :D
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Re: BMC

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:08 pm

Nice report.. i love glen etive.. i may need to venture down there to do a wee corbett!
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Re: BMC

Postby dooterbang » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:31 pm

ribbett!!

Great report.

Agree its a lovely area.
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Re: BMC

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:41 pm

Cheers Doots.

Mountain Thyme a Corbett? You have seen the light :D You'll have a fair few to choose from in Glen Etive, it makes for good camping though, so a few nights camping could see you getting them all done :D
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