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Another great Etive Corbett

Another great Etive Corbett


Postby past my sell by date » Mon May 11, 2015 6:40 pm

Route description: Beinn Maol Chaluim, from Glen Etive

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Date walked: 09/05/2015

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 7.5 km

Ascent: 845m

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Another Fine day at least in the West. Mixed sunshine and high clouds . I only found the starting path on the way down but it didn't really matter. I made steady progress up the steep start across the flattish bit and up to the Southern end of the long summit ridge. Great views in all directons.
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Stob an Fhuarain and Sgur na-h-Ulaidh
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Ben Starav and Loch Etive
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Looking along the summit ridge - Bidean behind
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Beinn Fhionnlaidh, Sgur na-h-Ulaidh and Stob an Fhuarain from the S end of the ridge
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Looking up the slopes to Stob an Fhuarain from further along the ridge: Beinn a Bheithir through the gap
Shortly before the summit I met another walker hurrying down: I hadn't seen any footprints in the snow and asked which way he had come up? " Over Beinn Fhionnlaidh!!!" I'm not sure exactly where he had been but he was way out of my league :lol: :lol:
Nice views from the summit
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Beinn a Bheithir
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Sgur na-h-Ulaidh etc.
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Down to Glencoe village and Loch Leven
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Back down the summit ridge - Stob Gabhar in the middle - the Tyndrum and Crianlarich hills at the back
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Further Right - Stob Dubh, Stob Coir' an Albannaich and Beinn Starav
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On the way down a closer view of the same three
I came down slightly further Right - it's easy to avoid the outcrops, and headed for home with glorious views of the Buchailles and the col between them
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The path to Glen Coe through the Larig Gartain
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Evening sun on the Buchailles from the starting point: a perfect parabola between them
All in all another great day in Glen Etive
Last edited by past my sell by date on Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Another great Etive Corbett

Postby rockhopper » Mon May 11, 2015 8:34 pm

glad I'm not the only one who couldn't find the path :roll: steep at the start but well worth it for the views down Glen Etive - good day for it - cheers :)
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Re: Another great Etive Corbett

Postby PeteR » Mon May 11, 2015 9:01 pm

I found the path at the start :lol: Well, occasionally anyway :lol:

A great hill this though, with great views :D Was up there a few weekends back. I came down off the saddle with Bidean. Made a great circuit :D Glad you enjoyed it too :D
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Re: Another great Etive Corbett

Postby Graeme D » Mon May 11, 2015 9:44 pm

Lovely! 8)
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Re: Another great Etive Corbett

Postby Sarah86 » Tue May 12, 2015 12:02 pm

Looks a great walk with excellent views, I especially like your last two photos, beautiful.
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