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Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby Frigate » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:12 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 20/01/2013

Time taken: 4.75 hours

Distance: 8.1 km

Ascent: 938m

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Foggy express - claggity clag claggity clag, no it wasn't that bad really.
Although there was low cloud and mist the tops of the hills came and went in vision which precluded the need for any serious navigation but it did obscure what would have been great panoramic vistas all dressed in white


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3 guys in the car park were walking into Coir' Eilde to find some ice to climb, much rather them than me after Saturday's tragic events.

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Back to A'Chailleach and A82

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Lairig Eilde

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Bealach cairn


Lots of spin drift snow being blown about, strange really the wind was strongest around the bealach area and not on the tops although it was still windy there. The path even though covered in new soft snow was really good with lots of rock steps (like climbing into Mordor). Which one to do first Eni, meeni, mini mo.

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Eni - Stob Dubh

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Meni - Stob Coire Raineach


When exposed to the wind the windchill was fierce even the sweat inside my berghaus jacket froze

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Stob Coire Raineach summit

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Stob Coire Raineach summit cairn

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Stob Dubh from Stob Coire Raineach summit


Top of ridge in flat light made picking out where previous walkers had compacted the snow difficult so it was hop along time, one firm foot fall followed by one soft one.

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Stob Dubh from Stob Coire Raineach

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Stob Dubh from 902 spot height

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Stob Dubh summit


On the way down from the bealach it was like being on another mountain, silence - no wind and just the patter of powder snow on the jacket.

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Glencoe

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A broody Am Bodach


A grand day out and a great mountain, must take the ladies in better weather
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby pigeon » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:41 pm

Well done Kev,nearly at the ton now.This is a good one for the ladies come spring,summer :wink:
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby mrssanta » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:43 pm

what a shame about the views, but your ice axe is a lovely colour!
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Silverhill » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:46 pm

Brr, that does look cold! You made good time despite the snow!
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Gavin99 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:01 pm

Nice one Kev , it certainly was a bit chilly in the wind today . I like your ice axe too 8)
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:50 pm

Nice one Kev looks bloody cold though Getting close to the big one Definatley a nice boy navy colour on the axe
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Frigate » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:39 pm

pigeon wrote:Well done Kev,nearly at the ton now.This is a good one for the ladies come spring,summer :wink:


Just need two more inbetween the gales this weekend, may persude the ladies to turn out if there's a bar lunch in it

mrssanta wrote:what a shame about the views, but your ice axe is a lovely colour!


Matches the wife's Hunter wellies but they are too small for my plates of meet


Silverhill wrote:Brr, that does look cold! You made good time despite the snow!


Didn't stop except for photos, had a snickers bar which was like eating a stick of rock - break a bit off and gum it to death


Gavin99 wrote:Nice one Kev , it certainly was a bit chilly in the wind today . I like your ice axe too 8)


Thanks Gav, first time not playing catch for a while, pity my camera wasn't bright purple as well may not have lost it then.


Ian Bayne wrote:Nice one Kev looks bloody cold though Getting close to the big one Definatley a nice boy navy colour on the axe


Couldn't get an 'apple barrel' green one like my last pair of boots
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:05 pm

shame about the lack of views 'cos they're very nice but at least you got out and about - well done - cheers :)
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Graeme D » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:34 pm

Nice one! Don't be like me and get stuck on 98 for what seemed like an eternity. Come to think of it, now I've been stuck on 140 for an eternity. Hey ho, no rush I guess! :D
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Re: Foggy express to Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Frigate » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:47 pm

rockhopper wrote:shame about the lack of views 'cos they're very nice but at least you got out and about - well done - cheers :)


Thanks RH, that is one hill I would definitely do again

Graeme D wrote:Nice one! Don't be like me and get stuck on 98 for what seemed like an eternity. Come to think of it, now I've been stuck on 140 for an eternity. Hey ho, no rush I guess! :D


Worried now, after Fridays bad weather decided to stay close to home and only ventured in the Ochil hills. Still a good training walk in deep snow.
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