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The Wee Buachaille, Val's Compleation

The Wee Buachaille, Val's Compleation


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:34 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 07/06/2015

Distance: 8.08 km

Ascent: 965m

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Saturday 6th June 2015 was pencilled in as the Compleation date for Val but because of an atrocious weather forecast of constant rain and high winds it was decided to delay the climb until the following day. The main party were to set off from the A82 car park opposite the large cairn on the other side of the road, just after 0930hrs. While I was waiting for others to arrive I had a chance meeting with fellow walkhighlands member Martin and his wife Denise, last September when I was doing the Skye Whisky Challenge with Emmelie on behalf of Scottish Mountain Rescue we met up with Petr Dakota so this is definately a hill for meeting people :D .
A group of us started off at the back of ten and had soon caught up with the early starters which comprised two on their first munro. Martin and I had already decided that because of the good weather and clear conditions we both wanted to walk the two munros and were soon up to the bealach in just over 50mins, we reckoned that an hour to Stob Dubh and return with another 20mins to climb Stob Coire Raineach to meet up with the Compleation party at 1300hrs.

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Val with some of the early starters, including two tackling their first munro, I wonder if this will be the start of the munro climbing bug for them?
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Snaking up the excellent path up to the bealach
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We are on our way now and catching fast, just as well as they are further up than we thought they would be
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Looks like their first rest stop
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Slipped passed largely unnoticed, and am able to take more photographs from above
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From the bealach reached in 50mins looking towards the Compleation munro Stob Coire Raineach
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On the North slopes towards the 931m top looking North
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931m top looking towards Stob Dubh
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Etive hills Ben Starav and Stob Dubh on the right, it was worth well the effort, wonderful views all around
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Stob Dubh summit cairn looking North towards the 931m top and Stob Coire Raineach (half an hour after leaving bealach)
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Wonderful views of Glen Etive and Ben Starav
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Meeting up and a quick chat with Martin and Denise before returning to the 931m top
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Zoom of the early starters heading up from the bealach, they were ahead of time, but we were still on time to be there for the Compleation
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We joined the tunnel of walking poles for Val to gain access to the summit cairn, time 1240hrs, ahead of schedule, nice one
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The club's new Compleatist, very well done Val a great achievement
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Some of the large party at the summit
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More summit photos
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More summit photos
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Heading on back down
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Looking North West towards the Aonach Eagach on our way down
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One very happy Munroist and Grandaughter who has just completed her first munro. Well done all concerned if your reading this.
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Re: The Wee Buachaille, Val's Compleation

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:01 pm

Hi Rod,
nice report and great memories too... :clap: This mountain is becoming a traditional meeting place :D :lol: :wink:
Well done all and congratulations to Val - great achievement ! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Glad you had good weather for the day, 8) much better views comparing to last year there :lol: :D
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Re: The Wee Buachaille, Val's Compleation

Postby Mal Grey » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:08 pm

Congratulations to Val!

Judging by the large array of headgear, its was pretty chilly on top!
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Re: The Wee Buachaille, Val's Compleation

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:30 pm

Mal Grey wrote:Congratulations to Val!

Judging by the large array of headgear, its was pretty chilly on top!


After Saturday anything is better, three of us started off on the Sat to do a Corbett instead to the East of Kinlochleven but gave up and went back to the pub to watch Andy Murray on the TV :lol: :lol: :crazy: :crazy:
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