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Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day


by mountainstar » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:14 pm

Munros included on this walk: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mòr)

Date walked: 03/02/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 5.68 km

Ascent: 750m

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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby mountainstar » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:07 pm

Gable Gable End wrote:fantastic stuff Alan. Has certainly inspired me to never EVER get into winter climbing!! :lol:

Ay, your not too good at winter walking either! :lol:

Thanks to everyone else for the nice comments :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby LeithySuburbs » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:34 pm

Looks a cracking day Alan. Not that you'll catch me doing that (in winter anyway) :lol: .
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby Bod » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:54 pm

Jings, Crivens, Help ma boab!
:D :D :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby Klaasloopt » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:00 pm

I think it's funny how short distance this route is compared to your other 'work'. 3.5 miles, what were you thinking? :lol:

Grand photo's that really capture how BEM towers above the moor, but I felt my stomach upon seeing this unroped steep snowfield stuff. :clap:
I sure won't be doing this kind of climbing, or ... perhaps with a guide.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby weescotsman » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:25 pm

Stunning video...... but I think I'll try a more conventional route up when I plan this one for summer time....
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby weemistermac » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:39 am

Brilliant stuff MS. Photos are awesome. I still have to do BEM the 'normal' way! I can only hope it's on a day like that. Stunning.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:46 am

Ohhhhhh toooo scary for me!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Fantastic stuff Alan and Keith but I must confess to only being able to 'enjoy' this because you guys looked completely in control of what you were doing!!!!

An awesome day indeed but I think it was you guys who were truly awesome :clap: :clap: :clap:

PS You do realise Ele can see this too :lol: :lol:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby Frogwell » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:39 am

Absolutely bloody fantastic Alan! It is a little ego deflating to know I was the only one on Etive Mor that day who went up the tourist route.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby davgil » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:54 am

Excellent mountainstar, what a perfect day you got for it too. I'm doing my first winter mountaineering course with Tiso this weekend, no doubt it won't be anything like that but I can't wait :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby malky_c » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:16 pm

8) 8) 8)

Can't really add anything except that I would have loved to have been there!
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby lomondwalkers » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:28 pm

Superb MS!!! Miles outside my comfort zone, but cracking to look at from the safety of the house :lol: Thanks for sharing, must have been a freat rush 8)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:44 pm

Not just an Awesome day but an Awesome climb as well :thumbup:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:52 pm

That looks a challenge and very very tempting :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby jonny616 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:57 pm

Great stuff Alan. I would love to do this route one day, but not in winter 8)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor, Curved Ridge, an Awesome day

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:16 pm

Brilliant!!! Love the video it really brings all together...some bits are sooo steep...even for my liking :lol:
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