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Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby grahamw » Sun May 24, 2015 9:58 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

Munros included on this walk: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)

Date walked: 19/04/2015

Time taken: 15 hours

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The weather was looking promising for the weekend, so I decided to pluck up the courage and go for my first solo camp. This is also my first walk report and I have decided to share this amazing experience. I'll let the pictures and video tell the story...

Destination - Buachaille Etive Beag, Glencoe.



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Car park off A82, Glencoe

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View back towards car park and down Glencoe

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Camping spot found below summit of Stob Coire Rainneach

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Summit cairn on Stob Coire Rainneach

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Looking towards Black Water Reservoir and Etive Mor on right

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Sunset behind Glencoe

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Looking SW towards Stob Dubh

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Sun has set behind Glencoe Village

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View north towards Ben Nevis

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View down Glencoe


It's not until you get a perfectly clear night and get away from city lights that you truly experience the sky lit up by millions of stars. I've never seen so many stars before, breath taking is an understatement!! I'm by no means an expert photographer and certainly not at astrophotography. The next few hours were spent messing about with camera settings trying to capture the night sky.

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View from tent

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stars 1

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stars 2

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stars 3

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stars 4


A few hours later I was back on the Summit of Stob Coire Rainneah for Sunrise.

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Sunrise

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Sunrise looking towards Black Water Reservoir

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Sunrise beside Buachaille Etive Mor

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Looking towards Ben Nevis and the Mamores

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Sun appears on horizon


I then packed up camp and was back at the car for 07:45am. I stopped for another few photos on journey home.

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Journey home 1

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Journey home 2
Last edited by grahamw on Tue May 26, 2015 10:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Gordie12 » Sun May 24, 2015 10:08 pm

That looked like an absolutely fantastic experience - great photos.
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby lindseym » Sun May 24, 2015 11:47 pm

This is unbelievably beautiful, brilliant pics :D
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby kev_russ » Sun May 24, 2015 11:57 pm

Stunning :clap: judging by they pics you look like an expert photographer :wink:
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon May 25, 2015 1:00 am

Super photos. I really like the one of you sitting on the rock watching the stars.
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby larry groo » Mon May 25, 2015 7:32 am

Chapeau Sir!

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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby hopper68 » Mon May 25, 2015 8:47 am

Fantastic photos
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby grahamw » Mon May 25, 2015 12:57 pm

Thank you all for your nice comments!!
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby jupe1407 » Mon May 25, 2015 1:24 pm

That's absolutely outstanding. Great images :D

*doffs cap*
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby mcbboyd » Mon May 25, 2015 3:13 pm

Great photos and great report! I'm hoping to go for my first solo camp in the hills later this year also... your 'View from the tent' photo almost has me packing my bag already. Cheers!
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby skuk007 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:51 pm

Have to agree the photos are stunning, excellent report. :clap:
The star photos are cracking, maybe you specialised in astrophotography in a previous life :wink:
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby litljortindan » Mon May 25, 2015 8:45 pm

Great pictures.
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby spiderwebb » Mon May 25, 2015 8:52 pm

Simply stunning :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Alteknacker » Tue May 26, 2015 8:19 am

Brilliant brilliant pics. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: What an experience for your first solo camp!
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Re: Sunset, Stars & Sunrise on Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby grahamw » Tue May 26, 2015 10:44 am

I've just realised that the video I made was not attached on the post...sorry!

Link should be on there now.
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