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Hill Hobbit & Stob Dearg

Hill Hobbit & Stob Dearg

Postby jonny616 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:28 am

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

Date walked: 09/10/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 750m

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With the weather forecast looking good for the weekend wanted to head into the hills with number 1 son. He staight away said he wanted to go back to the one we did manage earlier in the year because of the snow. We had been in April, but the rim of the headwall of the coire had think ice/snow & we could not get over it.

Had a leisurely start arriving at a very busy car park 12:30 managed to park, almost at the bridge & set out. Great views but Stob Dearg unfortunatly wearing a hat!
pano of the Buachailles

Followed the trade route up the coire which was in better nick than it was in April. From about half way up there is almost a staircase leading through the scree. Its not visable untill your are upon it, but visible if you know it's there.

Tiny scamble out of the coire & 30 mins later at the summit. No views just clag, but hayho, Jack happy to have made it.
Jack exiting the coire
summit in cloud
Jack & Dad

Bite to eat in the shelter & then of to the car. Other mountins clear untill Orchy.
Looking down at the car
Buachaille Etive Beag from the footbridge
Cloud over the wall of Rannoch

Well done to Jack (10) up & down in 4 hours is good going.

Drove past it on Monday on our way to wester ross no cloud at all 'dad your joking me look at that'.
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