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Stob na Broige from Glen Etive - Mountain said no

Stob na Broige from Glen Etive - Mountain said no


Postby woodpigeonblue » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:31 pm

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

Date walked: 11/07/2020

Time taken: 8.5 hours

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An overnight camp in busy Glen Etive to tackle Buachaillie Etive Mor. We started at Dalness and walked up the valley rather than from the normal start point at Glen Coe, starting at 10.30am. At this time of year the path at the start was quite overgrown with ferns but after half an hour you leave those behind as the valley climbs to around 450 feet. There was a long descent until we reached Coire Altruim passing many walkers going in the opposite direction down the Corrie on the standard route. We reached the top of the corrie an hour later then the top of Ston na Broige half an hour after that, we climbed the two other tops and with Stob Derg left to do, the wind and rain came in and visibility went way down so we decided to turn back and leave Stob Dearg for another day - it felt like the mountain said no!. We returned to the car at 7pm, soaked and decided to drive back to Edinburgh rather than camp again with wet clothes. A challenging walk but Glen Coe and Glen Etive are always worth it!

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