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A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S


Postby JB likes a beer » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:26 am

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 23/09/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1110m

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After my 30th birthday weekend,decided to do the buachaille and along the ridge,this had been planned for a while by me,alan s and gammy leg walker. i woke up thursday morning feeling a bit wheezy in the chest :sick: but thought nothing of it as i am rarely unwell. so got the gear in the car and headed for alan s. gammy leg couldnt make the trip(would do this again mate) .left his house at 7.50am and arrived at glencoe by 9.20am at the large carpark altnafeadh,geared up and set off at 9.30am .we followed the track down and over the bridge over the river coupall passed by the climbers cottage at lagangarbh and continued on the track taking the fork to the right there is an obvious path up the gully ,after about 30mins of walking i felt like i had ran out of breath really struggling to keep up pace with alan s,who is usually on a par with me, after many stops on way up the gully and a handfull of jellybabies i stumbled onto the bealach alan s was waiting for me :clap: ,i had a breather and headed up the pink boulders to the summit of stob dearg (2hrs)( weather report had been way off as we were expecting torrential rain all we had was very strong winds ),really felt this one and now blame the wife for giving me man flu :lol: ,after loads of photos and looking across the rannoch moor and nwest to aonach eagach and having another top up of grub,we headed along the ridge to stob na doire with amazing views surronding us,we dropped off stob na doire (what a drop :wtf:) and followed the very obvious path to stob coire altrium ,the ridge leads onto the summit of stob na broige there is a small shelter next to the cairn me and alan s sheltered from the strong winds for some warm soup then headed back to the foot of stob coire altrium where the path decsends to the left down into the lairig gartain ,in some places the path disappears due to large slabs of boulders but cross them and find the path ,cross the river coupall which was quite low today and a new path leads back to a carpark 1/2km from altnafeadh carpark (6hrs40min),we stopped into the kingshouse for a pint and steak and chips , a great day but i was found out by the flu or birthday weekend drink a real kick in the buachaille's for me :roll:
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alan s ,pulling away
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alan s on summit
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really windy ,all my hair is blown to the back haha
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view across rannoch
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view along ridge to stob na doire
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view along to stob na broige
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view back along whole ridge to stob dearg
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me and alan s ,jammed in shelter at cairn,spot WW2 helmet
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on the path down into lairig gartain
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not 2 deer at kingshouse after walk
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one last photo before drive home
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:34 pm

Looks like you had a fine day JB,you and alan s a bit too close there for my liking mate. :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

Think you may need a comb over very soon mate :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:16 pm

MMMM..... Beer, steak n chips (heaven)

Some crackin' pictures there JB!!

Pic 34 is so poignant, love it.

Hope you're feeling better :)
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:31 am

gammy leg walker wrote:Looks like you had a fine day JB,you and alan s a bit too close there for my liking mate. :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
bit of a squeeze in that shelter m8 ,nae brokeback mountain going on here trust me :D
Think you may need a comb over very soon mate :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

yeah getting thinner mate soon be like your napper :lol:
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:59 am

Merry-walker wrote:MMMM..... Beer, steak n chips (heaven)

Some crackin' pictures there JB!!

Pic 34 is so poignant, love it.

Hope you're feeling better :)


thanks merry walker,feeling worse actually but on the mend. food and drink was superb :D
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby Alan S » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:22 am

Excellant detailed report there mate,keep em coming :)
Glad you enjoyed your birthday,wish we were out the day 8) .Wheres that gammy leg he's usually on about now he better not have sneaked out again :lol:
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby Graeme D » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:29 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Looks like you had a fine day JB,you and alan s a bit too close there for my liking mate.


:shock: .... and one of them sporting a dodgy looking helmet as well! :lol:

Cracking report with eye catching (or should that be eye watering?) title. :lol:

It's one of the great equations of life, the E=MC2 of the hill world...... man flu + excessive birthday related beer intake = dodgy hill performance. :( Still, there's not much that steak and chips washed down with a pint or two cannot put right....
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:01 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:
gammy leg walker wrote:Looks like you had a fine day JB,you and alan s a bit too close there for my liking mate.


:shock: .... and one of them sporting a dodgy looking helmet as well! :lol:

Cracking report with eye catching (or should that be eye watering?) title. :lol:

It's one of the great equations of life, the E=MC2 of the hill world...... man flu + excessive birthday related beer intake = dodgy hill performance. :( Still, there's not much that steak and chips washed down with a pint or two cannot put right....


cheers graeme,had a chuckle writing the title :lol: ,alan s sporting the ww2 helmet ,a cold carlsberg and medium steak with chips certainly made me feel better :o
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:08 pm

alan s wrote:Excellant detailed report there mate,keep em coming :)
Glad you enjoyed your birthday,wish we were out the day 8) .Wheres that gammy leg he's usually on about now he better not have sneaked out again :lol:


chhers m8, yeah weather been good since thursday dont think i could have made a walk noo, gammy will sneak a report nothing surer :lol:
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:12 pm

alan s @JB when you two were still in your farter I was on my way down to White Comb and The Grey Mares tail on my 2nd navigation course of the week,which may I add none of you two could be bothered doing :lol: :lol: seams like I will be doing all the navigation for you two lazy buggers from now on in,just don"t walk away from me when I bend down to put away my water or camera (mind you when i see that pic of you two, bending down in your company will be the last thing i will do) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A KICK IN THE BUACHILLE'S

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:11 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:alan s @JB when you two were still in your farter I was on my way down to White Comb and The Grey Mares tail on my 2nd navigation course of the week,which may I add none of you two could be bothered doing :lol: :lol: seams like I will be doing all the navigation for you two lazy buggers from now on in,just don"t walk away from me when I bend down to put away my water or camera (mind you when i see that pic of you two, bending down in your company will be the last thing i will do) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


ooooooooooooooooh white comb and grey mares tail :lol:, gladly let u navigate for a change mate :shock: ,need to keep this flu bug though so i can go at your pace :D :lol: :lol: :lol: .
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