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Buachaille Etive Mor
by tomyboy73 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:29 pm
Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor
Munros included on this walk: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor)
Date walked: 08/10/2010
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 6 km
Ascent: 726mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
There`s a short walk in from the car parking area (not exactly a car park with all the rocks and holes, not to mention the absence of an irratating, tempermental parking meter) over a footbridge across the river etive(?) and gradually leading you to the first initially, steep climb up through a kind of narrow corrie which is a competely different from the iconic image of this mountain. During the first twenty minutes or so i thought my thighs were going to burst but eventually after finding my rhythm and stopping for lunch an hour in i was absolutely fine. The path up is essentially a giant staircase and i imagine a lot of work has been put in on this path otherwise you`d be scrambling up through lots of scree for hours.
Before you get to the top of the corrie which splits the two munros there is a bit of scrambling to be done and i was beginning to think what it must be like doing something like this in the snow, and was thinking maybe i wont do something like this in the snow, maybe just build a snowman
Anyway as we got to this bit it was pretty obvious the cloud was here to stay and we headed off left( or east or south or something, i don`t know) for the closer and higher summit of Stob Dearg.
It didn`t take us much longer to reach the summit and the path is quite clear through the boulders even in the cloud. We stopped at the top for something to eat and watched some foreign climbers who had scrambled up the "front" smoke incredibly large cigarettes before taking just the one pic as there was absolutely nothing to see from up here today.
We decided to head down rather than do the other munro, but i will return and hopefully have a clearer day.
by skuk007 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:47 pm
by tomyboy73 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:50 pm
by Scotjamie » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:05 am
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