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Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor


Postby jamesb63 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:26 pm

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

Date walked: 07/08/2015

Time taken: 4.47 hours

Distance: 14.13 km

Ascent: 1283m

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After being away with work for 10 days it was a great feeling to set of for the hills :D
the forecast was to be good so that would be a bonus as well
I set of early with my walking partner Jake (my dog :lol: ) to do Buachaille Etive Mor

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stopped to take a pic over Loch Ba on the way there
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Reaching The Buachaille it seemed that the early morning clag was clearing
as I was wearing approach shoes there was not gearing up at Altnafeadh
so it was on over the bridge toward Lagangarbh and on with the ascent
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I gained height rapidly due to the nice steep ascent
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Getting near the top of Coire na Tulaich the clag was now starting to move in again :(
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When I reached the top of the Coire and looked left toward Stob Daerg things did not look good
the Clag was now pretty thick toward the summit

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Getting to the summit there was fleeting glimpses through the clag
as it was being blown along on a fairly stiff breeze
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So with the Clag going nowhere I took a few pics and decended and started the ridge walk
over toward Stob na Doire ,now at this point the rain came on and it was being driven
horizontally by the wind (weather forecasters :evil: :evil: )
Summit of Stob na Doire
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Noting the cairn marking the descent I made my way over the ridge and quickly reached the
summit of Stob na Brioge and the views were none existant here as well :(
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I had not stopped for a drink or bite to eat and decided I would when I reached Laraig Gartain
so made my way back to the cairn at the top of Coire Altruim
A look back up Coire Altruim
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Reaching Larig Gartain it was now time for a sit down and lunch ,now the rain went off
and it looked like it was brightening up as well sods law I guess ( or just my luck :? )
refreshed I set off along the path back to Altnafeadh
Looking up to Stob Coire Raineach things looked a lot better now
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And over toward Stob Dearg the sun was shining :lol: :lol:
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Well in the words of Arnie i'll be back :D
only I don't thick my walking partner will be doing Curved Ridge :lol:
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Re: Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby jac the lassie » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:07 pm

Bummer about the clag, I must have been not far behind you! :lol:
Very atmospheric photos :clap:
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Re: Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby jamesb63 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:28 pm

jac the lassie wrote:Bummer about the clag, I must have been not far behind you! :lol:
Very atmospheric photos :clap:


I had set out at 6.45 ,going by your own pics I should have had an few extra coffees :lol:
still I did enjoy the walk and definetly will return
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Re: Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby jac the lassie » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:22 pm

Ye, I was meant to be starting back of 7, but slept in. Glad I did now and it's not often I'm happy about sleeping in :lol:
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Re: Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:17 pm

Hi James, apart the clag it looks you had another great day in the mountains. Nice memories from Buachaille Etive Mor - I was there almost exactly one year ago with my niece and we had exactly the same experience - misty on the summit of Stob Dearg ( despite of good visibility on the start as we saw the summit clearly from the bottom ) , but then clear views around rest of the walk:
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=49803

Well done you :clap: :clap:
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Re: Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby jamesb63 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:27 pm

Petr Dakota wrote:Hi James, apart the clag it looks you had another great day in the mountains. Nice memories from Buachaille Etive Mor - I was there almost exactly one year ago with my niece and we had exactly the same experience - misty on the summit of Stob Dearg ( despite of good visibility on the start as we saw the summit clearly from the bottom ) , but then clear views around rest of the walk:
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=49803

Well done you :clap: :clap:

Just read your report on this walk Petr your niece certainly looked full of joy being there
and your picture of the sunrise over Loch Ba is beautiful :clap: :clap:
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Re: Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:31 pm

jamesb63 wrote:
Petr Dakota wrote:Hi James, apart the clag it looks you had another great day in the mountains. Nice memories from Buachaille Etive Mor - I was there almost exactly one year ago with my niece and we had exactly the same experience - misty on the summit of Stob Dearg ( despite of good visibility on the start as we saw the summit clearly from the bottom ) , but then clear views around rest of the walk:
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=49803

Well done you :clap: :clap:

Just read your report on this walk Petr your niece certainly looked full of joy being there
and your picture of the sunrise over Loch Ba is beautiful :clap: :clap:

thanks :D
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Re: Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby dtr42 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:04 pm

done Stob Dearg last week in similar weather ,good to see my wee pointed stone is still on top of the cairn :D was the raven there?
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Re: Another 2 in the Clag Buachaille Etive Mor

Postby jamesb63 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:35 pm

dtr42 wrote:done Stob Dearg last week in similar weather ,good to see my wee pointed stone is still on top of the cairn :D was the raven there?

No Raven there this time read a number of reports now about it being there
and was looking to take some pics :(
Saying that he could have been sitting waiting for the clag to clear and the
walkers arriving with their goodies to feed him :lol: :lol:
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