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The perfect day
by lauramac » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:41 pm
Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor
Munros included on this walk: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor)
Date walked: 31/08/2010
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As we rounded the hill a bit and I pointed up the corrie where we would be going up, it still looked pretty steep to me, but we set off anyway - just hoping it wasnt as steep as it looked!
It was a fantastic day for it, but we made slow progress of it as it was so hot.
I think we stopped and took pics every 5 mins, the views just kept getting better and also it was an excuse to cool down!
As we got further up the corrie it really wasnt as bad as it looked, and only the very last 5 mins were tricky!!!
I reached the top first and took the opportunity to snap the others finally reaching the ridge.
We spent a good 20 minutes here taking photos before continuing up the ridge to the summit of Stob Dearg.
From this point on it was pretty easy going compared to the initial climb up the corrie.
We reached the summit and were blown away by the views!! There was hardly a breath of wind, wall to wall blue skies and not many others about so we were able to spend loads of time taking pictures, eating lunch and of course, getting eaten alive by the midges!!
All that was missing was a nice cold glass of cider!
We eventually got going since we still had a fair distance to go, so we made our way back down and over the ridge towards Stob na Doire.
After ascending and then going down the other side, we decided that we would leave Stob na Broige to another day as we had messed about a bit and it was getting on in the day. Ah well that gives me an excuse to come back up!! So we descended down the steep but fairly easy path down to the right and then headed back to the road.
Back at the car we stood looking up at the mountain with our sore legs and felt great!
We hit the road and stopped at the Drovers Inn for the most amazing burgers we have ever had in our lives, and of course a couple of glasses of that cold cider we had been dreaming about all day!!
Perfect end to a perfect day.
by Stretch » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:56 pm
by Barnety2000 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:36 pm
by colgregg » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:47 pm
For me taking lots of pics is an essential part of any walk,
A. to have a permanent reminder of my day
B. to bore others on here and Flickr with
C. it gives a valid reason to stop for a breather on steep ascents, especially in the company of fitter walking partners.
by Penguin » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:37 pm
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by trickeyja » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:50 am
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by jonny616 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:45 pm
Glad you had a good day.
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by lauramac » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:52 pm
palitoy wrote:could you tell me if this munro is dog friendly. Might try and get it done this weekend
Hi, we didnt fancy taking the dog but then he is a bit crazy and runs too far from us! We did see a guy with a dog, so it must be ok, he had it on a lead at the summit and then had taken it off a bit further down. I suppose it depends what your dog is like and if you can trust him to come when called!! (we cant!) I would be too nervous about the cliffs down from the summit personally
by icemandan » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:03 pm
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