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Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby Frogwell » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:47 am

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 01/02/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 8 km

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After knackering my knee on Ben Starav and Meall na Fearna it was fate I suppose that we should be given a few days of perfect winter walking weather. The knee required some rest and gentle use in order to get better which meant hill walking was out. Fortunately I'm an idiot by nature, so I picked a short, relatively straightforward hill, popped a few preemptive Ibuprofen, pointed the car towards Glencoe and set about conquering Buachaille Etive Beag.

There aren't many days where being an idiot proves to be of any great benefit. This however, was one of them. Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh are my first Glencoe Munros and there wasn't a minutes worth of disappointment in the whole day. Well, maybe trying to eat a frozen Mars Bar on the top of Stob Coire Raineach was, maybe not disappointing as such, but a little vexing perhaps. I only saw one other couple the whole day, and they only seemed to be doing Stob Coire Raineach.

A bit disappointed with the pictures though to be honest. I keep meaning to use the circular polariser more cautiously, but it's sort of like an addiction when seeing the rich blue skies through the viewfinder while turning the filter - just want more. The downside being that the sky often looks unnaturally dark in places, so for that I apologise.

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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby quoman » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:04 am

Hi Frogwell,
"A bit disappointed with the pictures though to be honest"
i wish :lol: super pic's once again and your knee held up thats good and the frozen mars bar is good one p.s you should try the frozen banana :lol: :lol:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby davetherave » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:21 am

Frogwell wrote:A bit disappointed with the pictures though to be honest.


They look well fine to me Frogwell. :D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 am

The pics are fantastic mate. Personally when I over do the polariser I think it can make seriously good mono shots.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Redrock » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:28 pm

I enjoyed your report - and the pictures capture it well - no problem (I quite like the dark blue skies!). These were my first Glencoe Munros too - on a similar winter's day - so it brought it all back for me! :D I hope the knee is holding up! Cheers. 8)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby blueyed » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:34 pm

as always, cracking photties frogwell ;)
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