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The changing moods of the wee Buchaille
by johnkaysleftleg » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:05 pm
Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag
Munros included on this walk: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)
Date walked: 05/08/2011
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 8 km
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With height being gained quickly the views opened up with the Anoach Eagach in particular looking very fine.
It had not escaped my attention that some ominous looking cloud had started to creep towards us but sticking my optimist head on I decided to ignore it.
I reached the top of Stob Coire Raineach first and briefly caught a view of Ranoch moor and the A82 before the clouds moved in. It was changing by the second as the next two shots demonstrate.
A ninth Munro for our 9 year old was followed by a hurried donning of waterproofs and off down to the Mam Buidhe.
The prospects looked bleak as we descended but by the time we reached the cairn between the Munros, Stob Coire Rainach had cleared.
With optimism restored (but wondering how we managed to bag the summit at precisely the same time as that blinking cloud ) we set off for number 10.
It didn't take long for the ridge to level off at about 900m. This point, marked with a large cairn, is a fine view point in it's own right. The sight of Stob Dubh from here is a little intimidating as my good wife remarked, "what we're going up there!?" I assured her it would be fine and we set off.
Around half way up the final accent you suddenly get a view of Glen Etive which is quite fantastic.
And so munro number ten was bagged.
The one more thing that remained was the short walk to the end of the ridge for the full unencumbered view of Glen Etive
The walk back to the car was done at a relaxed pace due to the jaw dropping views so time for more photos.
So the end of a truly memorable walk to cap a magnificent two weeks in the highlands.
by tomyboy73 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:30 pm
by Stretch » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:53 am
by Del246 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:40 am
by Jockstar » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:46 am
by pollyh33 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:53 am
The photos of the hills and glens are really good but my fave is the cheesy family one- loved it
by johnkaysleftleg » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:07 pm
Jockstar wrote:So many good photos and you managed to evade the dreaded Clagh. Your Westie looked like she could do the same again and well done to the young un! The view down Etive was superb.
The westie is in fact a boy (a very small one for a westie I'll grant you) and his names Hughie, named after Sir Hugh Munro