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A Great Day in Glencoe - Buachaille Etive Beag

A Great Day in Glencoe - Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby pruney84 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:46 pm

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

Date walked: 22/09/2012

Time taken: 4.15 hours

Distance: 8.42 km

Ascent: 911m

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I have been wanting to go hillwalking in Glencoe ever since I started and finally made it up last weekend. And what a cracking day we were rewarded with for walking. Left home in the Borders at 6.30am with Chris and Crust & after stopping for a quick shot of the Big Bookil we arrived at the starting car park at 10am.

The hill of choice which was the Wee Bookil! I fancied this hill as a good introduction to the Glencoe area, Chris & Crust had done the AE ridge last year so they were happy to go wherever.

The walk itself was very enjoyable with on a great sunny Autumn day! The views were amazing and looking at the surrounding hills and taking lots of photos made the ascent to the bealach hardly noticable! It is fairly steep but nothing to taxing!

We decided to head left to Stob Coire Raineach first and made the summit in around an hour an a half. After a bite to eat soaking in the views we then headed back to the bealach and up onto the ridge that takes you to Stob Dubh. I really enjoyed the walk over this ridge, the views again were awesome, we are so lucky to have such beautiful country to go out walking in.

We took alot more photos at the top befor starting to head back down. Throughout the day I had managed to capture some great photos of the Big Bookil, Bidean Nam Bian, The AE ridge, Glen Etive etc but the very top of Big Ben remained in the clouds unwilling to reveal itself!!!

This was to change though as on the way down the cloud cleared and finally i got my first glimpse of the summit of our highest mountain! This was a great way to top of an amazing walk in an amazing area! I cant wait to return to Glencoe and tackle the surrounding hills, here's hoping for some more weather like this.

On the way home we stopped at the Kingshouse Hotel for a bowl of soup and a well earned pint :D

All in All a Great Day !!!!

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The Big Bookil

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The AE Ridge

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Stob Coire Raineach

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Stob Coire Raineach Summit

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Glencoe

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The Ridge ahead, Ben Starav & Loch Etive

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Devil's Ridge Perhaps??

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Stob Dubh

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Bidean Nam Bian

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Stob Dubh Summit - Big Bookil In Background

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Loch Etive

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View to Mamores, Nevis Range Etc

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CMD & Big Ben (Still in Cloud)

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Finally a Summit View of Ben Nevis

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Surronding Hills Panorama

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Buachille Etive Mor Panorama
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Re: A Great Day in Glencoe - Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby soulminer » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:36 pm

A walk you seem to have enjoyed on a such a fine day :)
I must just have missed you, as I summited slightly earlier and was back in the house for 12:30. There were a few walkers from Walk Highlands that day, and another from Scottish Hills - busy indeed !!
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