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Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige


Postby Taraloo » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:48 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 05/06/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 1110m

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Started off with a beautiful sunny sky and parked at Altnafeadh. Was nervous about the scrambly part of the Coire na Tulaich but felt if Gordon was with me at least he could help if I was struggling! :lol:
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Here we go....
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Wow some size of rocks ahead of us.

Felt a little more confident when we caught up with a group of women all my age and older, knew I could do it then.
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Group of women hillwalkers
Make you feel very small and insignificant when you are surrounded by huge pieces of rock, but still impressive. Thanks goodness we dont have to climb these !!!
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now thats a rock!
Very rocky on the approach to the top of Coire na Tulaich but was okay.
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rocks most of the way up from here.
"Why would you want to put yourself through this every week?!" was Gordon's question lol. Guess he just doesnt get it! :lol:
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Why?!
Before I know it we are at the scarey bit that I have been worrying about all day! The last 10 minutes up the coire were a bit hairy, just not knowing where to put my feet to scramble up the rock faces and my poles kept getting in the way, but just took my time and managed it without Gordon's help! So, here I am at the top of the Coire cheesy smile and all!
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Phew that was a little scarey!
stopped for a 5 minutes break, Mars Bar and a banana to get a little energy back then headed off up towards the summit of Stob Dearg which was still very rocky.
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still quite rocky en route to the summit of Stob Dearg
There were a few wee false summits which made us smile... :D
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I believe its this way....

Finally we reached the summit and Gordon then realised what it was all about!
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On top of the world!
The views were stunning!
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Think this is Buachaille Etive Beag but not sure
It was quite busy but we managed to get a few wee shots then headed back down towards the Stob na Doire. Had a quick look down at all the people heading up the Coire Na Tulaich, they were so small they looked like ants!
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ants on their way up
Next stop was Stob Na Doire...
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Stob Na Doire
Each time we stopped to look back we were more impressed!
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looking back from Stob na Doire
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such beautiful scenery
Onward and upward towards Stob na Doire then Sotb Coire Altrium and finally Stob Na Broige. Cant believe how many people were on the hills today, busiest ever!
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towards Stob na Doire
Looking back again made us aware of the distance we had travelled so far.
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looking back
took a 5 minute breather on Stob coire Altruim then had to pick up the pace as my daughters babysitter had just cancelled for tonight and we had to be home in Erskine by 6pm so we didnt have any time to dilly dally. Headed off very quickly to Stob Na Broige then doubled back to descend via the grassy route after Altrium. Was very slidy because of the loose stones and had to "bum" it down at a few points by the stream but made good time and were both ecstatic at the days walking.
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slippy way down!
Nearly down and the sun is still shining!
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phew, nearly down!
Had a bit of walk back to the car but was on the flat and we had a really good pace going so got there in jig time.
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walk back to the car
Had a cool beer from the cool box and were heading home before we knew it, looking back in awe at what we had just done! Well chuffed and Gordon's first two Munros!!!
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success!!
Thanks Gordon! :D
Last edited by Taraloo on Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:35 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby monty » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:05 pm

Nice report Taraloo,
Some superb rocky pictures. :D Well done
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Taraloo » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:38 pm

Thanks Monty. :D
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby FloozySuzie » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:41 pm

On Friday we completed the West Highland Way. The day before that was the stretch from Kingshouse to Kinlochleven.
I utterly, completely fell in love with Buachaille Etive Mor. I have so many pictures of it. I could see the path up it, and wanted so much to climb up it - but to be honest the Devil's Staircase was hard enough!

I must, must do it one day.
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby skuk007 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:43 pm

Well done taraloo - cracking mountain, looks like you had a good weather day for it. Makes all the difference.
Onwards and upwards to the next one! :)
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Jock McJock » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:50 am

Enjoyed reading that report Taraloo and your pics are great. Really looks like an impressive place to be. Will have to have a wee look at this one as I'm heading up that way in August. :D
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Fe Fe Trix » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:20 pm

Hey Jeanie so proud of you and Gordon the photos are amazing and it doesn't feel so scary when I see them. Looking forward to bagging our first munro together soon. Well done! My Ben Ledi on Sunday looks small in comparison!! : :shock:
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Taraloo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:50 pm

FloozySuzie wrote:On Friday we completed the West Highland Way. The day before that was the stretch from Kingshouse to Kinlochleven.
I utterly, completely fell in love with Buachaille Etive Mor. I have so many pictures of it. I could see the path up it, and wanted so much to climb up it - but to be honest the Devil's Staircase was hard enough!

I must, must do it one day.


Hi Floozy Suzie, well done on doing the West Highland Way, its a great feeling isnt it. My husband and I did it just 4 weeks ago and thats exactly when we decided we wanted to do the Buachaille, on our approach to Kingshouse. We fell in love with it too! Its a tiring one, but well worth it when you get to the top! I look forward to reading your report when you do it. :D
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Taraloo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:54 pm

skuk007 wrote:Well done taraloo - cracking mountain, looks like you had a good weather day for it. Makes all the difference.
Onwards and upwards to the next one! :)


Thanks Skuk007 we were very lucky with the weather but it just made my face even pinker than normal! :lol: Hopefully doing Beinn Ime this Saturday so fingers crossed its nice again.
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Taraloo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:56 pm

Jock McJock wrote:Enjoyed reading that report Taraloo and your pics are great. Really looks like an impressive place to be. Will have to have a wee look at this one as I'm heading up that way in August. :D


Thanks Jock McJock (luvvin the name by the way lol) You should definitely put it on your list to do, its brill! :D
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Postby Taraloo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:59 pm

Fe Fe Trix wrote:Hey Jeanie so proud of you and Gordon the photos are amazing and it doesn't feel so scary when I see them. Looking forward to bagging our first munro together soon. Well done! My Ben Ledi on Sunday looks small in comparison!! : :shock:


Hey Fe Fe!!! This site is so addictive isnt it? lol. You should do a report on Ben Ledi, its a good looking hill too, if I hadnt been so burnt out on Sunday I would've done it with you but probably would have even more problems getting up from my desk than you see me having at present! Bring on the 21st, just let me know which one you want to do.
See you tomorrow in the hell hole! :( xx
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Derek T » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:20 am

Great report and pictures, Taraloo.

I'm doing this for the first time in July as part of our West Highland Way route and can't wait to get up this fantastic mountain 8)

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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Taraloo » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:58 pm

Derek T. wrote:Great report and pictures, Taraloo.

I'm doing this for the first time in July as part of our West Highland Way route and can't wait to get up this fantastic mountain 8)

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Thanks Derek. You will love it! Very energetic doing it as part of the Way! Look forward to reading your report. Enjoy. :D
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Postby Derek T » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:20 pm

Taraloo wrote:Thanks Derek. You will love it! Very energetic doing it as part of the Way! Look forward to reading your report. Enjoy. :D

We're planning to do Ben Lomond, Ben Nevis and maybe Ben Dorain too :?
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Re: Stob Dearg and Stob Na Broige

Postby Taraloo » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:39 am

Derek T. wrote:
Taraloo wrote:Thanks Derek. You will love it! Very energetic doing it as part of the Way! Look forward to reading your report. Enjoy. :D

We're planning to do Ben Lomond, Ben Nevis and maybe Ben Dorain too :?


WOW! I am impressed! lol. I loved the look of Ben Dorain when we stayed at the West Highland Sleeper this May whilst doing the WHW. Definitely on my plans for this summer. Ben Nevis sometime in August too hopefully with the girls.

Good luck and enjoy! :D
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