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Buachaille Etive Mor

Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby Scotshiker » Sat May 22, 2010 12:05 am

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: 8 hours

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Arrived at Glen Coe on Saturday around 12ish
Sgorr na Ciche (Pap of Glencoe).jpg
3 Sisters.jpg
Aonach Eagach 2.jpg
, while driving along(My Bud Driving & His car) we seen lots of very exclusive and expensive FAST sports cars and a lot of old expensive classics cars the total in the time we were they must run into several million £ (LOL). We parked car at Altnafeadh and pitch down by the River Coupall and had a lazy rest of the day. Weather was generally good but it was forever changing (nightmare for my photos as needed to change settings for every shot)
Stob Dearg with morning mist.jpg
We set off around 9.30am Sunday morning as there was alot of low mist covering the mountains,
Coire na Tulaich 1.jpg
Coire na Tulaich 4.jpg
we past the Lagangarbh Hut and up the Coire na Tulaich. It looks steep but its not that bad as your going up it although it would be very different in heavy rain or covered in snow. The final section or the Head wall is thrilling, i went up the right-hand side of it as there was still snow in the central section. You get some cracking views on way up near top of it. Once on top its a relatively straight forward and easy walk to Stob Dearg's summit with some AMAZING VIEWS all round and we were blessed with near perfect sky/weather for photos ( :( forgot to pack my 300mm Telephoto lense :( ).
Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg & Aonach Beag & Mor.jpg
Bidean nam Bian 1.jpg
Stob Dearg summit (Yippe!).jpg
At the front of Stob Dearg's summit looking down.jpg
We had an extended break at the summit to take in all the veiws and work out the names of all the mountains we could see around us. We headed off towards Stob na Doire the ascent up it is easy and again your blessed with AWESOME veiws all round
Stob na Doire ahead 1.jpg
, we again stopped for a while for photos etc and then started off again towards Stob Coire Altruim and the sky became dark we clouds and it started to rain( out and on we our jackets) but 10 minutes later it was away and bright sky again. We we finished our descend on Stob na Doire the 3 of us turned and looked back and was AMAZED to see what we had just come down (Looks like an Egyptian Pyramid) its something to see thats for sure
Stob na Doire descend.jpg
. We arrived at the summit of Stob na Broige around 3pm and the Views you get again are AWESOME
Bidean nam Bian 3.jpg
Looking along to Stob Coire Altruim.jpg
Looking back along Buachaille Etive Mor Ridge 1.jpg
Rainbow in Lairig Gartain.jpg
Descending Coire Altruim.jpg
Panorama (IMG2,3,4,5).jpg
. We Descended via Coire Altruim following Allt Coire Altruim and its quite steep and can be slippery on way down. We just took our time down and back to the tent, had food, hot drinks and thought about what we just did. For me it was the best hike yet, worth every effort to do. We are think of going back later in the year to ascend Stob Dearg via the Curved ridge and desend via Coire na Tuliach(in my view, easier than Coire Altruim at this time of year).
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby maddjock » Sat May 22, 2010 8:14 am

looks like a fantastic day you had... nice pics especially looking down on the rainbow. :thumbup:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby Graeme D » Sat May 22, 2010 9:13 am

Great pictures - especially 2 and 5
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby FloozySuzie » Sat May 22, 2010 7:39 pm

That rainbow picture is stunning.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby monty » Sat May 22, 2010 8:45 pm

Nice report with super pictures Scotshiker. Love the picture of aonach ridge. :D

Re: Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby goth_angel » Sun May 23, 2010 10:42 am

Nice report. Still my favourite walk so far.
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