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Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:15 pm

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

Date walked: 11/04/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 840m

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Like most of you we had our eye on the forecast all week hoping for the weather forecast to be right,next decision where do we go,all week looked like Dreish and Mayer,then late Saturday when we look at weather report change our mind"s and head for Glencoe,(gammy leg walker shout I may add) :).Left house at 6,45 and by 8.45 in the car park with gear and suntan lotion on 8) Brilliant path now all the way up to the bealeach between Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach,half way up the path remember I want to post a report with pics,so 1st pic of the day
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view over to Aonach Eagach Ridge :D Soon at the bealeach,where we stop for 15/20 min to take in the amazing views
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looking over to the Ben and CMD :)
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James and Alan looking puzzled,is that Schiehallion (only kidding boy"s :lol: )looking at Buachaille Etive Mor,decide to tackle Stob Coire Raineach 1st and after a wee bit of puffing and panting soon at the summit
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(nae army of poles milesy :lol: ) sit down and have our sandwiches,and hve a 25 mim break fair chuffed with our mornings work,and take in the brill views
Bags back on and back down to the bealeach,camera back out and take pic looking back to where we came from
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don"t hang around when we come down and start to head over to the next summit
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looking along ridge to Stob Dubh This time before we make the climb up we dump our bags and head on up to the summit,this makes a big difference and in no time we are at the top
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(being followed by the poles again milesy),take 15/20 min looking at the views,which are brill
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Ben Starv and Loch Etive
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Bidean nam Bian :D ,Only now do I find out I have only 1 pic left on my camera,so only take one more pic
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Bidean nam Bian from The Clachaig :D :D what a brilliant day,will be hard pressed to get any better,makes all those day"s with no views all worth while :) :)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby HighlandSC » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:39 pm

Great report gammy. Nice to see it with a lot less snow now. I was gutted I couldn't get out that weekend.

Was up this hill 1 week before you, just Stob Coire Raineach- a pic from the summit:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Sparra Legs » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:21 pm

view over to Aonach Eagach Ridge :D

Looks like you had a great day gammy,
Is that you eyeing up the ridge then? zetec says your up for it,brill give us a shout.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:36 pm

Sparra Legs wrote:view over to Aonach Eagach Ridge :D

Looks like you had a great day gammy,
Is that you eyeing up the ridge then? zetec says your up for it,brill give us a shout.

Spoke to zetec last week,well up for the ridge,in 2/3 weeks time :sick: :sick: :sick: mind and bring a rope with you ,one with that can hold 17 st :lol: :lol:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby mountain coward » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:46 pm

Some great pics there - amazing how much snow's gone since last week's reports though! Particularly like the 3rd pic - possibly not an obvious choice but it's just totally different to normal with no skyline. Stob Dubh is such a great looking peak though and you have some superb shots of it there... Don't forget my "Coward's Route" for Aonach Eagach! Saves carting a rope...
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:55 pm

Thanks MC 3rd pic was a mistake, :) .quite happy to use a rope on the ridge I think,even though I get dizzy standing on a chair,as zetec and sparra legs are two experienced climbers,and work mates I may add who will keep me right :)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Alan S » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:08 pm

Was up this hill 1 week before you

What a difference a week makes :shock: glad we decided to wait another week.

Spoke to zetec last week,well up for the ridge,in 2/3 weeks time

yep you will need to get the finger out or im going to get to 50 before you :)

Heres your catologue pose with the ridge
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