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Buachaille Etive Mor

Buachaille Etive Mor


Postby steven65 » Tue May 18, 2010 11:18 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 16/05/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1110m

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I was thoroughly looking forward to my day out on Buachaille Etive Mor & i wasn`t disapointed. Accompanied by Oskar & my mates Steven & Wullie we arrived at 750am and were off from the layby at Altnafeadh at 8am. It was a gloriously sunny day. We followed the exact same route as posted here on the site - going up via Coire na Tulaich then heading to the summit of Stob Dearg for our coffee break , on the way up we passed very close to 3 deer - 1 of which had a good look at Oskar - who was on his best behaviour all day.I found the Coire quite tough going -having never done anything like it before , but Oskar took it all in his stride having 4 wheel (leg) drive.It was great to get to the top and onto Stob Dearg we got there at exactly 10 am. Break time :D .
The views all around were breath taking and many fotos were taken - Steven pointed out the surrounding peaks -his knowledge gained over years of climbing/walking.
Surely on such a fine day there isn`t be a better place to be ?
After a 20 min break we headed off along the ridge to Stob na Broige taking in the vista en route, a final rest there with a wee coffee before heading down via Allt Coire Altruim & along Lairig Gartain to the car,getting there at 2.30.
Then via the Kings House for a well earned pint before the drive home amoungst the maniacs on the A82.
A fabulous day out.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby monty » Wed May 19, 2010 2:09 pm

Hi Steven. Looks like a nice walk. Its great when you get the good weather. Loks like quite a steep climb. You got some lovely pictures there. :D well done
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby steven65 » Wed May 19, 2010 10:58 pm

Hi monty - it was a great day out , the weather helped a lot.
It just goes to show how much fun and satisfaction you can have by putting in a bit of an effort , previously i`d never have done anything like this -walking/climbing , but i`m enjoying it tremendously.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby maddjock » Thu May 20, 2010 10:59 am

well done... particularly like that third last photo...
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby Bay Bloke » Thu May 20, 2010 12:22 pm

Is there any snow/ice left in the ascent up Coire na Tulaich? I'm going on sat so it would nice to know what to expect (or concerns..!)

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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby kevsbald » Thu May 20, 2010 1:33 pm

You look a bit like Ray Mears.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby steven65 » Fri May 21, 2010 9:54 am

Hi kev , ..............apparently Ray Mears models himself on me ! :lol:

re ice & snow in the coire - theres a wee drop of snow at the top on the R/H side of the coire , but it doesn`t come into play as we got onto the ridge from the top of the coire slightly left of centre , you can also see a small snow bank towards the top R/H side creeping off of the ridge itself.But nothing to be concerned about , also the coire was quite "dry" ,hopefully the good weather will continue eh
unfortunately due to work i`m not free untill Sun 13/6 , so my next walk will have to wait :(
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby annestevens » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:47 pm

Thanks for info.Myself and three friends climbed"The Big Buachaille" on 21st. May. We named the gully "The Bloody Gully" we found it quite horrendous, but had a wonderful day. Highly recommended, beware of the "BLOODY GULLY".
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