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A perfect autum day for 9 & 10

A perfect autum day for 9 & 10


Postby Andy74G » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:36 pm

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

Date walked: 05/11/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1110m

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After looking through loads of walk reports last week I decided to visit Glencoe for Munro's no. 9 & 10 and settled on these two . I'm turning into to a bit of a blue sky walker, my best days on the hills always come with the best views this year. With a few days off, I was watching the weather with a keen interest and Wednesday seemed the perfect day to be on the hills. I was up early, too early and arrived at Glen Etive before daybreak
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I'll admit sitting in the car looking at Stob Dearg , the route up looked a bit daunting from a distance
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but the closer I got the better I felt
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. As the sun climbed in the morning sky I made steady progress up the corrie ,my feet crunching on the ground frozen and the steps slippery.
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Like others have said , the views just get better.
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Soon I cleared the corrie, into the bright morning sunshine and my excitement built.
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The views from the summit were stunning , this really was a good day to be here.
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:clap: :D I stayed here for a while before forcing myself to continue as I still had a way to go.
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BY 11:40am I'd reached the 2nd Munro and the views were just fantastic here too ,thankfully there was no wind and not a sound to be heard and still no one else to be seen..., time for lunch before heading down.
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. The water on the path and the waterfall further down made progress slow in places but this eased the pain in my right knee that occurs on my descents.
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. Normally the walk out is pain but the slow decent down cleared any pain and I really enjoyed my walk out the valley with the sun over my shoulder and time to reflect on an amazing day, I kept thinking to myself with a smile, when I looked back " did I really just do that" :D
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Re: A perfect autum day for 9 & 10

Postby kev_russ » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:47 am

What a day indeed. Stunning stuff :clap:
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Re: A perfect autum day for 9 & 10

Postby Silverhill » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:36 pm

Great pictures with the sun casting those long shadows! 8) I loved these hills too. A good choice for numbers 9 and 10!
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Re: A perfect autum day for 9 & 10

Postby Andy74G » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:24 pm

Thanks, I really enjoyed this day, now just planning some winter walks in this area... :D
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Re: A perfect autum day for 9 & 10

Postby ancancha » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:10 am

I,ve neen wanting to do these two fo a while, the scenery looks amazing 8)
It is my left knee which gets sore on decents :(
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Re: A perfect autum day for 9 & 10

Postby tibo » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:34 am

Wow- beautiful views and nice photos. Very jealous of the weather you got. Has inspired me to try this walk. 8)
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