It's always sunny in Glen Coe

Munros: Stob Coire Sgreamhach

Date walked: 03/08/2020

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 10.5km

Ascent: 1000m

Since I last climbed Bidean Nam Bian, some comedian decided that one of the tops was now a munro and it's been sitting there since 1997, like a bad itch. Anyway I only had one day free this weekend so I decided to get on with it as everything else I need now requires a lo-ong day or two day trip. The weather forecast from the day before wasn't great and it wasn't looking good either
Glasgow 6:30am - rain
Tarbert 7:00am - rain
Crianlarch 7:35am - rain
But hold and below the nice man on BBC3 radio said clearing from the west later in the day and as I drove across the big bog things were looking up (well me any way). Not over Glen Coe obviously, but a bit of blue is a bit of blue.

At 8:30 the car park at the three waters was only half full, so up and at 'em. It was definitely a bit humid, but not raining. The folk on the way down had obviously had a damp night in the Hidden Valley, but were mostly happy to be drying out and that they'd been able to pack up not in the pouring rain. The weather was looking better.
I made good time, bemused by, but obviously helped by, the stair climber that seems to go almost all the way to the bealach. I had a sit down for a while and was rewarded with a great view of the Buchaille.

Down below the sun was out, but as Bidean Nam Bian was still a bit socked in I decided to head down and see if I could beat the Loch Lomond side caravangle on the way home.
Hidden Valley.jpg

Made good time and was back in the car park, which was wall to wall by then, by 12:00, and back in Glasgow for a late lunch. So if you're going, go early.
I'm glad the fitness is picking up, as I'm hoping to get some longer walks in during August and Sept.

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Date walked: 26/07/2020
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 1000m
Views: 178

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Attachment(s) Munros: An Sgarsoch, Carn an Fhidhleir (Carn Ealar)
Date walked: 19/07/2020
Distance: 43km
Ascent: 1000m
Views: 218

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 12/07/2020
Distance: 26.7km
Ascent: 1137m
Views: 90


Activity: Stravaiging
Pub: Burnbrae
Mountain: Buchaille Etive Mor
Place: Glencoe
Gear: Bottle opener
Member: Former SAC
Ideal day out: Ridge walk/scramble

Munros: 145
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Islands: 7

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