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More sun, a bucket list summit camp and a compleation

More sun, a bucket list summit camp and a compleation


Postby Jaxter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:55 pm

Route description: Stob Dubh, Glen Etive

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

Corbetts included on this walk: Stob Dubh

Date walked: 13/07/2018

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 22.14 km

Ascent: 2108m

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Friday 13th July 2018 – Stob Dubh
12.37km
1012m ascent
4 hours 10 mins

I’d been home for a whole 3 days and already crawling up the walls. It was time to head north again, this time for the WH Skye meet. Except that I had some slightly different plans in order to get the best of the weather!

It wasn’t an early start which was unwise because it meant I got stuck behind all the holiday traffic on the roads :roll: But eventually I was seeing some familiar sights….
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I found a parking spot in Glen Etive and set off – it was very hot and I was heading up this :shock:
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I crossed the river and followed the track up the glen before cutting off and heading up the hillside above the crags. The views back the way to Beinn Mhic Chasgaig and into Coire Ghiubhasan were pretty awesome
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Further down the glen to Coire Laoghan
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It was rough underfoot and very hot but as I gained height I could see all the way back up Glen Etive
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Above the crags and nearly on the ridge I could see ahead what I thought was the summit. Wahey 8)
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The impressive backside of Bidean
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Now on the ridge it was a lot easier underfoot and looking backwards was becoming even more impressive 8)
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I came across this rocky spine heading up the ridge – I love Glen Etive, the rock is cool 8)
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Bidean and friends
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Some view eh 8)
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I was trying to work out all the summits here, and the only one I was unsure of was the one on the left….finally realised that it was because it was my hill :lol: :roll:
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Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Sgorr na h-Ulaidh
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My way ahead….that’s the other thing about Glen Etive – everything is hard :lol:
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From the 845 top of Beinn Ceitlin I could see the final climb – it looked steep :roll:
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I plodded onwards, sweating profusely, and made it up to the summit of Stob Dubh. The views were pretty awesome; both Bookles
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Loch Etive with Ben Starav and Beinn Trilleachan
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Fhionnlaidh and Sgorr na h-Ulaidh
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Bidean
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I enjoyed the views for a while before realising I had a long way back….i’d been toying with ideas of dropping down Coire Dionachd but it looked like I could have a dodgy river crossing and a walk along the road so just decided to head back the same way 8)
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Amazing Glen Etive
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It was a gorgeous afternoon and I was enjoying the views as I meandered my way back along the ridge
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The Bookles
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Bidean and pals
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As I dropped down I was grateful for the shade but the heat was getting more oppressive
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As I crossed the Allt a’ Chaorainn I was very tempted to jump in the rock pools 8)
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And looking back down the glen it was turning into an incredible evening
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Back at the car I shuffled my stuff and had a wee thought about my camp spot for the night…. 8)


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Beinn a’ Chrulaiste Camp
3.57km
333m ascent
1 hour 25 mins

I drove up to Altnafeadh, threw my stuff into a bag and set off….a familiar sight was looking awesome
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The wee Bookle
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I followed the familiar path up Beinn a’ Chrulaiste, pausing to enjoy the views down Glen Coe
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I climbed high enough to get a good camp spot, pitched the tent and settled down to make dinner and enjoy the sunset 8)
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The Mamores
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Meall a’ Bhuiridh
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Even Ben Nevis cleared
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It wasn’t the greatest night’s sleep as it was a bit windy but it didn’t rain and when I woke up in the morning it was still clear 8)
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Saturday 14th July – Stob Coire Raineach
6.2km
763m ascent
3 hours 30 mins

Down at the car I did a quick reshuffle before heading down to the Wee Bookle carpark to meet up with everyone for Stevie’s Compleation 8)

Lots of folk headed up the path – it was already a nicer day than forecast, an easy walk and really nice to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Reaching the ridge we could see back to the Aonach Eagach which was looking impressive
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Heading up the final climb…
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Mark leading the way
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Looking back along the ridge
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The main man approaching the summit
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A group photo (stolen from Mike!)
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The Blackwater reservoir in the distance
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The big Bookle
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Looking after Mike’s flag 8)
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We sought shelter and out came a lot of Champagne and food. Eventually it was time to head down and I had to drive to Skye :thumbup: 8)


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Last edited by Jaxter on Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Jaxter
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Re: More sun, a bucket list summit camp and a compleation

Postby past my sell by date » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:35 pm

Stob Dubh is surely one of the "top" corbetts - and with great views. Shame you missed out on the lovely liitle peak of An Grianan - but I guess you were in a hurry
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Re: More sun, a bucket list summit camp and a compleation

Postby Jaxter » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:13 pm

past my sell by date wrote:Stob Dubh is surely one of the "top" corbetts - and with great views. Shame you missed out on the lovely liitle peak of An Grianan - but I guess you were in a hurry

It's a belter isn't it! Missing out tops is just an excuse to go back 8) :wink:
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Location: Glasgow

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