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Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor


by laconic surf » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:07 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 26/06/2012

Time taken: 6.3 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 1243m

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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby BobMcBob » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:56 pm

Nice one :) I totally agree too, she is a goddess.
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby laconic surf » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:48 pm

brodiedillon303 wrote:Excellent report LS. Really enjoyed it.Reminded me of one of those text adventure games I bought for my sons Amiga in the late 80s. Like then i was sucked in by the text. So much so that i paid no attention to the photos as i wanted to see the next text. Great stuff well observed (particularly the eye prizing and stick ritual hee hee) and good entertainment. !0 out of 10. :)


Cheers brodiedillon, the Buachaille is a very inspiring place. :D


meangarry wrote:Good report as usual LS, found myself reading it in some weird demonic voice much like trying to read a paragraph of text next to a picture of Morgan Freeman. :lol:


Cheers G, a bit of a different take on my usual reports but the mountain was a pretty special place to be. 8)


pollyh33 wrote:Oh I'm liking your style LS!

So glad the weather improved as your day progressed. Must confess to reading this report a couple of times because I enjoyed it so much !!!

P xx


Thanks Polly, you're very kind :D


BobMcBob wrote:Nice one :) I totally agree too, she is a goddess.


Cheers BobMcBob. The Goddess of Herdsmen :lol:
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby nathan79 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:31 pm

I think that would have been Millie the collie you met.
I was on a scrambling course, staying in the hut. Summited Stob Dearg (for the second time) via Curved Ridge. We may have passed each other as i popped to my car, took some pictures around the time you set off.
Took this one at my car just across the wee bridge just about 715
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We set off from the hut about 8:30 and i must say i was glad that the higher we got the more the cloud dissipated.

I think it's impossible not to enjoy this beauty.
As i said it's the second time i've done Stob Dearg, but i've yet to do Stob na Broige. I'm not complaining at the thought of a return journey to bag the back Munro on such an iconic mountain.
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby laconic surf » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:20 pm

Hi Nathan, I was aware of someone near the cars by the bridge, and caught a glimpse of someone in a blue jacket, was that you?
By the time I got myself sorted and began the walk there was no-one around. Millie was lovely. The reason she gave the appearance of being a gatekeeper was she came to meet me but I couldn't see or hear any humans :lol: The only evidence of folk being about was that the SMC hut was open, I guessed that anyone pottering around was probably off up curved ridge/North Buttress as there was no sign of anyone uphead on the main walkers path up the Coire and I passed the Scotch on the Rocks van so figured climbers were about.
The main ridge walk is simply stunning - it's def something I would do again at the drop of hat. That said the curved ridge is also in my plans but with a long list to do, will prob not make it up there till next year.
Cheers :D
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby nathan79 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:32 pm

Yeah sounds like that was me. Quick trip to the car for pics (and to check out how the midgies were) then back to my breakfast.

I think of all the hills you can drive past and think "i've been up that" BEM is tops.
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:39 pm

nice report . well done on winning trip report of the month :D
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby Alastair S » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:35 am

Wonderful report 8) All deserved TRofM winner :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby Giraffe » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:14 am

Thanks for the memories! (is that original?) First 'worshipped the Goddess' in September '72 and witnessed her awesome power in the form of a miniature water spout just onto the ridge: a whistling noise that grew until it passed over a small pool and showered us with water - a blessing or was she taking the p***?
It was a hot, sunny day (hence the twister), so the packs were full; 2 days later on The Ben the packs were light and visibility wasn't.

By 'eck, time does fly - must have another go, see what difference 40 years make.
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:39 pm

Truly we are not worthy :oops: - however, enlightenment is now ours, oh Goddess :angel: ! All praise to thee for revealing such very nice photies to us through your acolyte laconic surf :clap: !
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby simon-b » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:48 pm

Congratulations on winning TR of the month, LS. Fine mountain, brilliant views, great story.

It seems we both encountered domineering ladies in the last two weeks :lol:

I bet you're looking forward to doing more in Glencoe.
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Re: Worshipping the Goddess Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby b-illie » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:16 pm

Hey, this is great. :D Thanks for a very enjoyable read and congrats on trip report of the month!
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