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Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !


Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:09 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 05/08/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1151m

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This is the mountain you must climb...one of the signs of Highland...symbol of the beautiful area...target of walkers, climbers or atleast tourists cameras from road A82 :lol: the diamond ! 8) Going around many times and stopping to make pics with Stob Dearg in the background, thinking about this mountain and planning a trip there when the right day with good weather forecast come...looking forward to do it ! :wink: It was also my promise to my niece Monika - get her there one sunny day as she dreamed about this mountain and she really wanted to climb there...
Well, the day finally came ! :D Weather forecast sounded great, promissing good visibility and we started our journey from home unpatiently very early morning ( like usual ) :D :wink: 8) :lol:
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Buachaille Etive Mor from distance
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happy Monika posing before her favorite Stob Dearg
:D
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we started from the car park, very looking forward to see all views from top as the sky looks clear
8) :D
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getting closer
:) :lol:
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Path around the Hut...Monika posing again
:lol:
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Started the ascent, looking to Glencoe
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Lookind ahead - up...this is the way
:)
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Almost on the top junction, looking back down to the car park on A82...Ben Nevis in the background ( on the left ), Black Water Resorvoir on the right...
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on the junction, we turned left to get the summit of Stob Dearg first, then back here and continue the path to Stob na Broige via the nice long ridge
:wink:
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Unfortunatelly the summit was in clouds in the time...no views !
:shock: :( :o :?
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disappointed, not so much surprised as it happens sometime - often..., but keep smiling and hoping !
8) :wink:
We spent 45 mins, waiting on the summit of Stob Dearg in hope to better visibility, but nothing changed and we decided to continue our walk...
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Walking the ridge to Stob na Broige, visibility much better now: Stob Raineach - Buachaille Etive Beag oposite
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Looking back to Stob Dearg
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...and looking ahead to Stob na Broige in the very end
:)
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Stob na Broige summit
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...and south-west view from the summit - Loch Etive distanced
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Started the walk back - Buachaille Etive Mor in all the beauty
8)
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Stob Dubh ( Buachaille Etive Beag ) oposite, Stob Coire Sgreamhach, Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire nan Lochan behind...Beinn a'Bheithir in the background on the left
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Panoramic view: Buachaille Etive Beag & Buachaille Etive Mor
8) :D :wink:
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We used the shortcut path down to the valley
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descending around the waterfall
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almost in the bottom
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Monika enjoying - overcoming the river
:lol:
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Back near the car park - looking to Glencoe, Stob Raineach ( Buachaille Etive Beag )
:wink:
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:16 pm

Some more photos:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:56 pm

...and more...memories :wink:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:13 am

Really fine hills. Glad you had a good(ish) day for it.

As you say, that view from the road of the Buachailles is really iconic.

Monica will now definitely have "the bug"!!!.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby spiderwebb » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:48 pm

Lovely pics there Petr, cherished memories for you, and me too :D a truly special mountain.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby katyhills » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:19 pm

Great set of photos - what a pity you didn't get those clear skies at the top of Dearg, but that's the way of it.
It's a tremendous walk and definitely one you just have to do. Iconic is absolutely the right term :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby ancancha » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:27 pm

A nice day out for both of you I'm sure, despite a little clag :clap:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:28 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Really fine hills. Glad you had a good(ish) day for it.

As you say, that view from the road of the Buachailles is really iconic.

Monica will now definitely have "the bug"!!!.

Thanks :) Monika got "the bug" and then she left Scotland :lol: But when she will come back then definitely some more mountains to do :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:32 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Lovely pics there Petr, cherished memories for you, and me too :D a truly special mountain.

Thank you :) definitely good memories from the great beautiful area :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:39 pm

katyhills wrote:Great set of photos - what a pity you didn't get those clear skies at the top of Dearg, but that's the way of it.
It's a tremendous walk and definitely one you just have to do. Iconic is absolutely the right term :D

Thank you :) ...and I agree, this mountain is really one of them that you must to do :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:41 pm

ancancha wrote:A nice day out for both of you I'm sure, despite a little clag :clap:

thanks :) it was really great day out last summer...not much days like this on this "summer" yet :lol:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby ancancha » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:44 pm

Petr Dakota wrote:
ancancha wrote:A nice day out for both of you I'm sure, despite a little clag :clap:

thanks :) it was really great day out last summer...not much days like this on this "summer" yet :lol:


You're not wrong with this summers weather :!:
These iconic peaks have been on my list for a long time, perhaps before the end of the year.
The photo coming down beside the waterfall looks nice; I'd better get it done before things start to freeze :lol:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mor...the Diamond !

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:50 am

ancancha wrote:
Petr Dakota wrote:
ancancha wrote:A nice day out for both of you I'm sure, despite a little clag :clap:

thanks :) it was really great day out last summer...not much days like this on this "summer" yet :lol:


You're not wrong with this summers weather :!:
These iconic peaks have been on my list for a long time, perhaps before the end of the year.
The photo coming down beside the waterfall looks nice; I'd better get it done before things start to freeze :lol:

Hope some dry clear day come in this "Summer" and you will do it before the end of this year as you wish :wink: ...maybe better before the end of Autumn because of the descending along the Waterfall as you said :D :wink:
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