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Glencoe -B.E.B.

Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby Gavin99 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:47 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 12/01/2012

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 900m

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The weather forecast for today was far too nice for any work related nonsense so daveh and myself decided to head up to Glencoe for a walk , Buachaille Etive Beag the target . After doing my usual trick of driving past the parking place we eventually got sorted out and were off up the hill for 0830 . An hour's easy walking on the well made path brought us to the col , enjoying the sunshine but feeling a nip from the fresh westerly wind.
Sun on the AE
Bidean nam Bian
B.E.M .
Reaching the col
From the col we headed northwards to Stob Coire Raineach , the ascent was short and steep but free of snow and the cairn was soon reached ,rewarding us with great views .
Stob Coire Raineach summit
Beinn a Chrulaiste and Stob Dearg
Distant Schiehallion
Looking SW to BnB and Stob Dubh
After a while on the summit taking photos and exploring we retraced our steps down to the south and started the ascent of the ridge leading over the 902m top to Stob Dubh . The ridge was tricky in places with patches of hard snow but much of the ridgeline had been well scoured and a route through was found with care .
S from 902m
Stob Dubh
Ascent to summit
A short traverse of level ground and a final steeper section brought us to the summit with lovely views down Glen Etive in the winter sun.
Glen Etive
Winter sun
Looking N along ridge
A sheltered spot was found for a bite to eat but the chill wind encouraged us to get moving again back towards the 902 m top , from there we descended north to avoid a large patch of hard snow and ice before contouring around to join the path below the col .
Heading north along ridge
Making our way down into the Lairig Eilde a shower of sleet caught up with us but the shelter of the van was soon reached and off we sped to Tyndrum for tea and cakes . A lovely short walk and much more fun than work !
Last edited by Gavin99 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:12 pm

Any day in the hills is better than work :lol: , but this one :shock: stunning, the incredible beauty of a clear winters day in such a location has a value that is difficult to describe. Cracking :D
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby Fudgie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:15 pm

I looked out the window in work today quite a few times wishing I was out enjoying it. Hopefully the weather stays the same until Saturday and I enjoyed reading that whilst being jealous at the same time :D
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:44 pm

Great report and photographs Gavin :D

Totally different walk from what I did less than a week ago!!! 8)

Thanks for showing me what I missed :D An awful lot less snow-unbelievable :shock:
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby Jock McJock » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:52 pm

Was out today too, weather was great. Nice report and some nice pics there :D
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby quoman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:54 pm

Hi Gavin99

Good report an some cracking photos done them in august wi rain and thunder awe round me nae lightning thank **** got some views but not as good as yours well done on getting out.
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby daveh » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:07 pm

Great day out gavin and what a great path to the col.your pics better than mine and thanks for the company and lift
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby Gavin99 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:44 pm

Cheers folks , it was a cracker of a day . I couldn't really enjoy it though , I felt so guilty about taking the day off work :(

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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby jonny616 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:10 pm

Great pair of hills these. Poss my fav. Two munros for not to much effort & stunning views of glens coe & etive
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby malky_c » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:10 pm

Weather's finally looking up :) (for a bit anyway)

Looks like a nice day out.
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby Frogwell » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:19 am

Nice report!

I'd been planning doing them today too, but decided against it when the forecast was for gale force wind. Wish I'd gone now!
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby MarilynMunro » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:46 am

Great set of photos, I was up during the summer!!, and its a great place to be. I got some good photos but you bring out something else again, so clear
Know what you mean about the carpark, I shot past and only just caught a glimpse of the "beehive", not the best spot for slamming on the anchors. :lol:
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby Gavin99 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:25 pm

Thanks guys , you can't beat the low winter sun for great views , looks like we might be in for a wee spell of it :D
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby kevsbald » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:44 pm

Nice one chaps. looked a corker.
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Re: Glencoe -B.E.B.

Postby yokehead » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:35 pm

Great report and photos, of a great hill! :D
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