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Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby BertvdBeu » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:25 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 10/06/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

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After Ben Lomond. Ben Dorain, Ben an Dothaidh we planned to do Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh, as they looked the easiest in this area and would be good to make the combination with walking the West Highland Way, day after day.
We stayed at the Glencoe Independent Hostel, a great place to stay. First we had to do some shopping in the village of Glencoe (3 miles by foot).
Then, from our hostel we walked 1½ mile to the A82-junction to catch a ride. An older man picked us up and he brought us to the car park near the Allt Lairig Eilde.
Blue sky and nice white clouds, looking very good. And feeling warm already. :)
We started at the car park at 11:55 AM.
Soon we reached the split in the paths and went left. We followed the ascending path which became steeper and steeper. We walked on a moderate pace and reached the bealach (after just 1 break) in 1 hour 10 minutes.
The bealach between the two summits is a nice play to stay. Spectacular views. Even nice (pink) rock to sit on and take an longer break.
Because a group of 3 went up to Stob Coire Raineach we decided to go to Stob Dubh first.
The first summit we came to, gave us a view on the next section of the ridge, but it looked more worst than it was. On the summit of Stob Dobh only other one person there, we had a terrific view towards Loch Etive, Bidean nam Bian and Buchaille Etive Mor.
After leaving the top of Stob Dubh we were back at the bealach at 14:35 PM, so 1hour 30 minutes time. After a short break we set off to Stob Coire Raineach. A pretty good path, a bit rocky but easy going and we reached this summit in just 25 minutes. Great views to Blackwater Reservoir and of course Ben Nevis.
We arrived at the car park at 16:50 PM.
Total time: 4 hours 55 minutes including breaks.
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at Stob Dubh
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at Stob Coire Raineach
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Blue sky, great views
Last edited by BertvdBeu on Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby skuk007 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:36 pm

Looks like you had smashing weather for a great walk, makes all the difference when you reach the summit and you can see all the others aswell. Good time too. :)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby monty » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:19 am

Hi Bert....
Nice report. the weather looks excellent. Great to see you continue to climb as you walk the WHW. A novel approach. well done :D :D

Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby HighlandSC » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:43 pm

what a great day that looks. It's a fine hill and I'll be back soon - I went up at the start of April - still plastered in snow at the top so I only did Stob Coire Raineach, being a winter newbie and walking solo I aborted doing Stob Dubh as the snow cornice looked bad. Can't wait to get up there again and your pics make that want to be soon!
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