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Buachaill Etive Mor

Buachaill Etive Mor

Postby JonetCol » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:09 pm

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

Date walked: 30/09/2013

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Great walk. SP further E than I'd expected. Brisk cold wind throughout esp on ridges, but sunny most of the way. Soon after hut ascent steepened markedly. Hard going but manageable. Minor scrambling en route, more so at top of Coire Altruim to access the steep, slippery scree gully to access the ridge. Steepish climb to ridge top and quite long walk N to summit cairn. The ridge narrowed quite severely towards the cairn and a there was modest scramble down a steep shallow dip to negotiate before climbing again to the peak. Met 2 girls from Grimsby took each others 'evidence shots' but they needed 3 tries to snap me as the wind was so strong, giving them 'camera shake'. Returned to coire head and a long ridge walk, then steep climb to top of massive (but not Munro - why?!!!) Stob na Doire then steeply down to long ridge to Coire Altrium and up steeply again to Stob Coire Altrium. A descent and ridge walk, then a short ascent to the summit of Stob na Broige followed. Again good views and looking back, SnD seemed to dwarf SD!!! Enjoyable walk back along ridge to bealach at head of Coire Altrium and long steep descent down stony path to Lairig Gartain. Walking the level even path was pleasant and a huge relief after the knee-jerking descent. It seemed endless however and the 1k walk along the road didn't help - but it couldn't detract from a supeb hillwalk either.

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