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Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report


Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:46 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 08/09/2013

Time taken: 3.5 hours

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Curved Ridge September 2013

Video Report



I first tackled Curved Ridge around 8 years ago and it has always impressed and never let me down. I remember thinking that it couldn’t be nearly as enjoyable as the Aonach Eagach but as soon as I got on it I had a different opinion. I think this is one of the best routes in Scotland. It position and views are stunning and topping out on to one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains is fantastic.

So when I had a spare morning away from normal duties (kids away!) and the forecast being good I decided to hold back on my Corbett bagging quest and head up Curved Ridge again (last time I was on Curved Ridge was a couple of years back after ascending Agags).

Lots of descriptions on the web so I will keep the text brief and let the video do the work - needless to say it was a fantastic morning out and the Ridge met all expectations as always :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby joonnifer » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:26 pm

Tremendous! Though had to hang on to the sofa to watch it :wink:
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby quoman » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:23 pm

fantasic wilkie

take me up it anytime .
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:02 pm

great stuff :clap: would love a crack at that! :D
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby scoob999 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:11 pm

Superb!
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby riverlodge » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:12 am

great report and pics. long way off for me but BEM is one of those I'm keeping as a possible compleat, not sure how many friends and family i'd get up the curved ridge route though.

oh and that headcam - i'm pretty okay with exposed scrambling, but the shaky headcam just makes me dizzy!
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:03 pm

Another dramatic scramble, great film, great views, wonderful stuff! :clap: :clap: :D
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby rockhopper » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:48 pm

Fantastic :clap: - but don't think I'll be trying it any day soon - cheers :)
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby mountainstar » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:43 am

Another great video Murray.
Bitter sweet memories of my few times doing this route...The last time I got hit full face by a falling rock, then flew 12 foot through the air landing on my back, and bouncing off a mate behind me en route! Lucky to come out of it with just a bloody and swollen face, which was black and blue for about a month. :shock:
Apart from that... :D
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:10 pm

joonnifer wrote:Tremendous! Though had to hang on to the sofa to watch it :wink:


Thanks Joonifer - hope you were anchored to something secure when hanging off the sofa :wink:
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:10 pm

SAVAGEALICE wrote:great stuff :clap: would love a crack at that! :D


Thanks Savage alice- its not as difficult as it looks - just need to find the start! :crazy:
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:12 pm

riverlodge wrote:great report and pics. long way off for me but BEM is one of those I'm keeping as a possible compleat, not sure how many friends and family i'd get up the curved ridge route though.

oh and that headcam - i'm pretty okay with exposed scrambling, but the shaky headcam just makes me dizzy!


It is an awesome mountain - would be interested to see how many have left it till last - :D
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:12 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Another dramatic scramble, great film, great views, wonderful stuff! :clap: :clap: :D


Thanks Rodmeister
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:14 pm

mountainstar wrote:Another great video Murray.
Bitter sweet memories of my few times doing this route...The last time I got hit full face by a falling rock, then flew 12 foot through the air landing on my back, and bouncing off a mate behind me en route! Lucky to come out of it with just a bloody and swollen face, which was black and blue for about a month. :shock:
Apart from that... :D



Ouchhhhhhhhh - that sounds like an "epic" hope you were alright! Did it happen before reaching the ridge proper as I did notice lots of loose stones and stuff on the approach above the waterslab. Luckily on the day I did it there was no one ahead of me :shock:
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Re: Curved Ridge and on to Stob Dearg - video report

Postby Malckyb » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:42 pm

awesome,fab report...would love to go up there with an experienced guide...it looks a fab day out!! :)
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