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yellow snow on the bookil
by paddy_da_mighty_atom » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:46 am
Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor
Munros included on this walk: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor), Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)
Date walked: 02/12/2012
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 11 km
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Alan and i and the 3 dogs set off from Paisley at 6:15, arrived at Glencoe at 7:55 and were booted up and walking for 8:00
We followed the track to the bridge over the River Coupall then past the SMC's hut, from here we continued into Coire na Tulaich and up the snowy covered scree slopes to the bealach, the views from here were stunning, a nice sunrise aswell
After some pics and taking in the views we headed on up to the summit of Stob Dearg, once at the cairn we were joined a few minutes later by a climber who had ascended the curved ridge route, he was kind enough to take a summit pic for us
After a bite to eat and some coffee we descended back to the bealach, on the way back i was noticing a lot of yellow snow everywhere i was walking, i had a good idea of who the culprits were
We started heading along the ridge over Stob na Doire,
the snow was quite deep in places but was like powder, was funny watching the dogs scurrying about in it, aswell as Alan
After a quick cuppa at Stob na Doire we carried on along the ridge to Stob Coire Altruim and up to Stob na Broige
At the summit we had some lunch and took some more pics then we set off back along the ridgeto the bealach between Altruim and Stob na Doire, once again, yellow snow everywhere, this time i think Alan and i had a part to play in it
once at the bealach we descended the steep slopes to the Lairig Gartain which was covered with ice all the way down,
Once we reached the footpath it was just the same, skating rink all the way back to Altnafeadh.
arrived back at the car at 3:00pm,
Had a great day but will be needing crampons and an ice axe for my next winter wander, hopefully santa brings them
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