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Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby mountainsofscotland » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:33 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

Date walked: 21/11/2015

Time taken: 4.25 hours

Distance: 8.3 km

Ascent: 880m

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Last edited by mountainsofscotland on Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:16 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby AnnieMacD » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:47 pm

Wow, fantastic day out and the weather is awful further north!

Amazing to me that you did 2 Munros with less than 900m ascent - you must have started off quite high up?
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby mountainsofscotland » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:59 pm

AnnieMacD wrote:Wow, fantastic day out and the weather is awful further north!

Amazing to me that you did 2 Munros with less than 900m ascent - you must have started off quite high up?


Thanks. Just started from the normal starting point for these hills. It is a good half-day walk :)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby malky_c » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:59 pm

Looks pretty good down that way :D . Hope it holds for tomorrow (supposed to anyway) while I nip up a couple of not so featureless Corbetts down that way 8) .
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby hopper68 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:25 pm

Some good pics there, looked a good day to be out...
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby maxie23 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:53 am

What a great looking walk.
Nice photos, winter is definitely on it's way.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Caberfeidh » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:46 am

I was in Glen Coe yesterday too; I saw the Paraffin Budgie (helicopter) fly down the glen and saw a lot of RAF mountain rescue team vehicles. I reckon they were just practising (they have to practice a lot to keep up flying time/ experience). I later saw the helicopter parked outside the Kingshouse Hotel ~ another fine establishment for food and fluids! I have not heard anything on the news regarding a rescue so it was probably just an exercise.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby BobMcBob » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:01 pm

Breathtaking photos, especially that first one. :clap: :clap:

Helicopter pilots have to keep up a specific number of hours per month, and I understand that to fly rescue you have to actually fly some kind of specific rescue patterns in those monthly hours, so that's probably what you saw.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby dogplodder » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:14 pm

Was staying in Glencoe Mon - Fri last week and it rained continuously with a few hours of no rain on the Friday. From your photos looks like our timing for being there was all wrong - the downside of prebooking accommodation. :?
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