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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.
Stob an Fhuarain and Sgur na-h-Ulaidh
Ben Starav and Loch Etive
Looking along the summit ridge - Bidean behind
Beinn Fhionnlaidh, Sgur na-h-Ulaidh and Stob an Fhuarain from the S end of the ridge
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
Beinn a Bheithir
Sgur na-h-Ulaidh etc.
Down to Glencoe village and Loch Leven
Back down the summit ridge - Stob Gabhar in the middle - the Tyndrum and Crianlarich hills at the back
Further Right - Stob Dubh, Stob Coir' an Albannaich and Beinn Starav
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
The path to Glen Coe through the Larig Gartain
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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