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Grandiose Glencoe - A Winter Wonderland!

Grandiose Glencoe - A Winter Wonderland!


Postby dooterbang » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:51 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 11/01/2018

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 1000m

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After being out with friends over the festive period, most;y local hills, it was now time to venture out solo. Fabcied something straightforward but providing impressive views. The Wee Bookil seemed to fit the bill. Got up at my usual 6.30am and headed North. Started walking at 9am.

The forecast promised sunshine and clear views, however it looked pretty dull at the off. thankfully this cleared up. It turned out to be a beautiful morning :)

The path was very icy from the off, but I navigated through it without crampons...as I did the whole walk.

The start
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The Bealach
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Decided to take in SCR first, leaving the lovely ridge to SD for afters :)

Ascending to SCR
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Views in every direction now sublime.
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Reached the summit, and had it all to myself :D
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The wonderful ascent up and along the ridge to SD lay ahead, it didn't disappoint.
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Final part of the ridge
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Summit, with great views down Loch Etive.
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Sat here, again with no one around, and enjoyed some lunch. What a spot 8) . Eventually dragged myself away and started my descent back down the ridge. views still sublime.
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In no time at all I was back at my car! It had been a fantastic morning :D Hard to believe that you can be sitting on a snowy summit in Glencoe within three hours from leaving Glasgow, but thank goodness you can :wink:
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Re: Grandiose Glencoe - A Winter Wonderland!

Postby larry groo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:37 pm

Just braw.

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Re: Grandiose Glencoe - A Winter Wonderland!

Postby malky_c » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:12 pm

Slightly envious :mrgreen: - can't knock that 8)
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Re: Grandiose Glencoe - A Winter Wonderland!

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:56 pm

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Re: Grandiose Glencoe - A Winter Wonderland!

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:18 am

Truly a wonderland - what fantastic weather you had. Great pix :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Grandiose Glencoe - A Winter Wonderland!

Postby Sunset tripper » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:33 am

Nice one Dooterbang, great pics. I was in Glencoe and Rannoch moor just about a week after then and the snow was well over a foot deep at the roadside. It was absolute mayhem as skiers and snowboarders had decided to use the A82 as a carpark and the polis were going mental. :shock:

Rannoch Moor 20/01/18
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