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yellow snow on the bookil

yellow snow on the bookil


Postby 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

Ascent: 1001m

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As the weather was looking perfect for today we decided to head for glencoe and stretch the legs up the Buachaille etive mor
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 :D
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the Buachaille etive mor

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 8)
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amazing views

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Ben Nevis

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 :D
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Stob Dearg summit

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 :lol:
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the yellow snow culprits

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Alan and the culprits, islay bruno and arran

We started heading along the ridge over Stob na Doire,
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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 :lol:
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mutts on Stob na Doire

After a quick cuppa at Stob na Doire we carried on along the ridge to Stob Coire Altruim and up to Stob na Broige
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ridge

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Stob na Broige summit

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 :lol:
once at the bealach we descended the steep slopes to the Lairig Gartain which was covered with ice all the way down,
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some big icicles on the descent to Lairig Gartain

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 :D :lol:
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Re: yellow snow on the bookil

Postby heatheronthehills » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:55 am

Lovely photos, it was a perfect weekend for being on the hill :D Long may it continue.
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Re: yellow snow on the bookil

Postby SMRussell » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:31 pm

Great snaps, esp. mutts on Stob na Doire :D
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Re: yellow snow on the bookil

Postby robertphillips » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:32 pm

Great photos of the dogs on top.
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Re: yellow snow on the bookil

Postby Graeme D » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:54 pm

The sky above Stob na Doire is amazing! :D
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Re: yellow snow on the bookil

Postby paddy_da_mighty_atom » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:20 pm

Cheers evryone, was probably the best day ive had on the hills yet for great views of the surrounding peaks, need to make up my mind where im going this weekend :)
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