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Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby pigeon » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:41 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

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

Date walked: 02/04/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 900m

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Woke up on saturday morning to strong winds and heavy rain and feared the worst for our trip to Glencoe.Decided to go for it and myself and Charlie met with Ian and Jake and we were up at the foot of the hills for half 8.Wasted no time and were up stob coire raineach in an hour and a half.The wind up here was no where near as bad as we expected but the cloud that at one stage had looked like it would lift never did and it was a steady drizzle when we got up stob dubh.Back down at the cars after about 4 and a half hours ,pity about the lack of real good views but plenty of hills to climb in this area yet so heres hoping for better luck next time.stopped for the mandatory couple of drinks at kingshouse(cheaper than the drovers :lol: )
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big bookle from the car
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charlie and ian near the start
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stob coire raineach
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Jake enjoying the last of the snow
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Jake keeping us right
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Charlie and me on a wet stob dubh
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heading back down
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Big Bookle from kingshouse
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Magoo82 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:04 pm

The picture of the dog reading the map cracked me up :lol:

I'm hoping to do either Buachaille Etive Beag or Ben Starav next month.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby pigeon » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:14 pm

Magoo82 wrote:The picture of the dog reading the map cracked me up :lol:

I'm hoping to do either Buachaille Etive Beag or Ben Starav next month.
Aye the dog can probably read the maps better than us. :D Never done starav magoo, but the wee buachaille is an easy enough day and the views on a good day would be superb ,all the best whatever you do :thumbup:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby PeteR » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:44 pm

A good little hill this. The renovated path makes it a good walk up, rather than the bog that was there before.

And the ridge is a cracker 8) Pity about your weather though. I've never had it that good on both summits at any one time myself. A lot more straightforward than Starav, which is easy enough, but a steep pull.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Huck Finn » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:34 am

It was a good day out Pigeon, I still can't get over how three weeks away from the hills hit my fitness level :?
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsKdoeEkhwk[/youtube]
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby gaffr » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:16 pm

Must the Lairig Eilde approach? haven't been in this way.....have either gone in from Lairig Gartain or from the end of the BEM traverse. You certainly got the most out of a poor looking day. :)
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby ChrisW » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:08 pm

Some cracking pics for a claggy day, seems to me that jake leads the way, urges you on and does the map reading.... you guys best not leave him at home on any walks or you could find yourselves in trouble :lol: :lol:
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:01 pm

Great pics Mwis wrong about the wind pity about the mist good day out though nice one of the dug teaching us map reading
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby davidsda » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:05 pm

Hi

Just a simple question, where is the car park shown in your photograph, I had a wee drive up past this are and along Glencoe and never seen a car park like that one, they were all little laybys!

Heading off to do this as my 20th Munroe in the next few weeks - at 17 just now.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Huck Finn » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:44 pm

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