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Buchaille Etive Mor 2

Buchaille Etive Mor 2


Postby tombombadilio » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:16 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 04/11/2017

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 13.4 km

Ascent: 1203m

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Dark and wet November morning


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Climb (l) or walk (r)


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Promising skies above Coire an Tulaich


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View back to A82


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Bealach reached, left to Stob Dearg


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View back to Stob na Doire-Stob na Broige ridge


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SD summit ahead


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Summit and Rannoch Moor


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SD summit pano


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Rannoch Moor through break in snow showers


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Lochans at 902m en route to SnB


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Stob na Doire summit


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View back to SD


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Brief break in clouds shows 3-ways to go


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Approach to second Munro, SnB


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Simple ridge walk


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Stob na Broige summit


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SW to Loch Etive


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Brief blue sky pano


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NW to Buachaille Etive Beag


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Back to SnD and SD


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Back up to Coire Altruim


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View back to Lairig Gartain


Summary:
Not ideal forecast, but enough breaks to warrant a try. Strong winds at least kept snow showers moving and was able to sit out a few on Stob Dearg summit with some shelter from cairn. Poor visibility at Stob na Doire led to taking wrong spur off summit and slow traverse of steep scree to regain correct path. Lesson learnt, take bearings. Good views from Stob na Broige. Straightforward descent down Coire Altruim and fording of burn before gaining good stalker's path back to car. No encounters all day and car park empty. Good day for the time of year.
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