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Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby The Morgans » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:13 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 18/07/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

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A friend of ours recommended this climb and we were not disapointed.
Weather wise very cold, wet and windy when the clouds did clear how amazed were we.
We started off about 10.30 after the drive from Lochgoil and decided to climb Stob Dubh first.
Walking along an exposed ridge just before the summit the wind almost took Richard ( theres not much to him at only 5 and a half stone )and I off our feet, very scary and exciting. Leigh almost called it a day at this point as we have never experienced the wind speed and strength quite like that.
After a quick discussion we carried on together and walked hand in hand until we had respite from the wind. (scary )
We carried on and climbed up Stob Coire Raineach
A lesson learned for us this climb and Richard has promised to eat bigger portions to help keep his feet on the ground :D
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Karen and Richard Stob Coire Raineach
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Richard and Leigh heading down to windy ridge
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Karen and Richard summit Stob dubh
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby skuk007 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:22 pm

Glad you got up and down safely, nice couple of pics.

Personally I don't like it when it's too windy, I can cope with rain, hail, sun and a bit of wind but too much wind is scary like you say.

You could always ask Richard to carry all the rucksacks to weigh him down bnext time. You might get away with it. :)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby robertian » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:44 am

well done , always a great sense of achievement , and its also nice to see a family enjoying themselves together.

whereabouts in Lanarkshire are you ?

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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby The Morgans » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi there sorry for the late reply not been on site for a while, we live in wee village near Lesmahagow.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby The Morgans » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:58 pm

Great tip will try that next time although he collects so many stones on the way up and down you would think that would keep his on the ground.
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