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Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive


Postby rockhopper » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:23 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn nan Aighenan, Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor, Meall nan Eun, Stob Coir an Albannaich

Date walked: 02/07/2011

Time taken: 13 hours

Distance: 27.4 km

Ascent: 2600m

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Late the previous evening after finishing Friday’s walk, I’d driven down Glen Etive almost to the start of the Loch and set up the tent for the night. Quite chilly during the night with a heavy dew on the tent in the morning.


Glen Etive – day 2 of 3 – Saturday 2 July 2011


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Opened the tent flap to the view over Loch Etive and Ben Cruachan

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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby pigeon » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:29 pm

Superb rockhopper ,will day 3 get you to the 100 mark?
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby kev_russ » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:47 pm

Stunning pics and great report :)
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby monty » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:59 pm

Excellent report Rochopper made all the more amasing with your big walk the day before. You got great views too. Top man.
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:16 pm

Another big day rockhopper,looks like day 3 will get the 100,if so you have my congtatulations.
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby csimbad » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:40 pm

Nice one Rockhopper, fantastic report and pics another big day excellent stuff :thumbup:
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby Graeme D » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:08 pm

Jeezo, the man's out of control! Wild camping and multi-day bagging combo-trips - where's it going to end??? :lol: At this rate Rockhopper you'll be past me by this time next week! Seriously though, I've thoroughly enjoyed your recent flurry of reports and as for this one, dare I say it.......???? 8)
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby dooterbang » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:52 pm

Supreme effort after your Glen Etive 3 the day before. I was ****** after the Etive 3 and in no way do i think that i would be able to do the Starav 5. I have done the starav 5 so i understand whats involved. Brilliant stuff, love it :D

Now looking forward to your 3rd days report and that magic 100 :wink:
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:02 pm

pigeon wrote:Superb rockhopper ,will day 3 get you to the 100 mark?
wow - that would mean having to cover another 3 hills on top of the 8 over the last 2 days - maybe monty or dooter could mange it but me and my legs ?...... :wink:
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby davgil » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:00 pm

Brilliant rockhopper,

I remember them well :) your legs certainly know about it after that one!!
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby rockhopper » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:51 pm

kev_russ wrote:Stunning pics and great report :)
cheers kev - was lucky with the weather
monty wrote:Excellent report Rochopper made all the more amasing with your big walk the day before. You got great views too. Top man.
thanks monty - but it does take me a fair bit longer than you 8)
gammy leg walker wrote:Another big day rockhopper,looks like day 3 will get the 100,if so you have my congtatulations.
thanks gammy - really enjoyed it
csimbad wrote:Nice one Rockhopper, fantastic report and pics another big day excellent stuff :thumbup:
thanks csimbad - hope you get your camera fixed for the next time
Graeme Dewar wrote:Jeezo, the man's out of control! Wild camping and multi-day bagging combo-trips - where's it going to end??? :lol: At this rate Rockhopper you'll be past me by this time next week! Seriously though, I've thoroughly enjoyed your recent flurry of reports and as for this one, dare I say it.......???? 8)
thanks Graeme - I'm having a rest now for a few weeks (got to get some brownie points) before Coylumbridge/Aviemore at the end of July - no doubt you'll be way ahead soon enough 8)
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby steven671 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:22 pm

congrat`s on the big 100,a long way of but i`me in no hurry.i intend to do the same walk this thur or fri weather permiting,can you say if there is any watering holes etc up the tops for my dog so i dont have to carry his water :) think ben vorlich was my 2nd munro also,here`s a summit pic of vorlich
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:24 pm

dooterbang wrote:Supreme effort after your Glen Etive 3 the day before. I was ****** after the Etive 3 and in no way do i think that i would be able to do the Starav 5. I have done the starav 5 so i understand whats involved. Brilliant stuff, love it :D
Now looking forward to your 3rd days report and that magic 100 :wink:
cheers dooter - couldn't get anyhwere near your time though

davgil wrote:Brilliant rockhopper, I remember them well :) your legs certainly know about it after that one!!
thanks David - hard but very enjoyable day - enjoyed your report as well and you had some cracking photos :D

steven671 wrote:congrat`s on the big 100,a long way of but i`me in no hurry.i intend to do the same walk this thur or fri weather permiting,can you say if there is any watering holes etc up the tops for my dog so i dont have to carry his water :) think ben vorlich was my 2nd munro also,here`s a summit pic of vorlich
cheers steven - as I don't have a dog I don't tend to think too much about water unless camping - I can remember it being very dry most of the way but I'll have a look back through my other photos as well to see
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby soulminer » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:34 pm

A great place hit the ton, well done that man :) I compleated on Starav so it is a special place for me- the photo with the steep drop to the left was corniced when I was there 2nd Jan,looked bad enough then :wtf:
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Re: Walking with Ben Starav and his neighbours in Glen Etive

Postby steven671 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:21 pm

rockhopper wrote:
dooterbang wrote:Supreme effort after your Glen Etive 3 the day before. I was ****** after the Etive 3 and in no way do i think that i would be able to do the Starav 5. I have done the starav 5 so i understand whats involved. Brilliant stuff, love it :D
Now looking forward to your 3rd days report and that magic 100 :wink:
cheers dooter - couldn't get anyhwere near your time though

davgil wrote:Brilliant rockhopper, I remember them well :) your legs certainly know about it after that one!!
thanks David - hard but very enjoyable day - enjoyed your report as well and you had some cracking photos :D

steven671 wrote:congrat`s on the big 100,a long way of but i`me in no hurry.i intend to do the same walk this thur or fri weather permiting,can you say if there is any watering holes etc up the tops for my dog so i dont have to carry his water :) think ben vorlich was my 2nd munro also,here`s a summit pic of vorlich
cheers steven - as I don't have a dog I don't tend to think too much about water unless camping - I can remember it being very dry most of the way but I'll have a look back through my other photos as well to see

thank`s i appreciate that,think i will go up and camp wed night for an early start,supposed to be rain wed,dry thurs and fri
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