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Stob gabhar and stob a coire adhair from Victoria bridge

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Munros: Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar
Date walked: 02/05/2015
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 1197m
Views: 444


Stuchd an Lochain

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Munros: Stuchd an Lochain
Date walked: 15/06/2013
Distance: 8.6km
Ascent: 690m
Views: 519


Ben Challum

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Munros: Ben Challum
Date walked: 11/04/2013
Distance: 11.5km
Ascent: 910m
Views: 464


Buchaille Etive Mor - Curved Ridge

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Munros: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor), Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)
Date walked: 20/10/2012
Distance: 15.7km
Ascent: 1643m
Views: 590

A Great Day in Glencoe - Buachaille Etive Beag

Munros: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)

Date walked: 22/09/2012

Time taken: 4.15 hours

Distance: 8.42km

Ascent: 911m

I have been wanting to go hillwalking in Glencoe ever since I started and finally made it up last weekend. And what a cracking day we were rewarded with for walking. Left home in the Borders at 6.30am with Chris and Crust & after stopping for a quick shot of the Big Bookil we arrived at the starting car park at 10am.

The hill of choice which was the Wee Bookil! I fancied this hill as a good introduction to the Glencoe area, Chris & Crust had done the AE ridge last year so they were happy to go wherever.

The walk itself was very enjoyable with on a great sunny Autumn day! The views were amazing and looking at the surrounding hills and taking lots of photos made the ascent to the bealach hardly noticable! It is fairly steep but nothing to taxing!

We decided to head left to Stob Coire Raineach first and made the summit in around an hour an a half. After a bite to eat soaking in the views we then headed back to the bealach and up onto the ridge that takes you to Stob Dubh. I really enjoyed the walk over this ridge, the views again were awesome, we are so lucky to have such beautiful country to go out walking in.

We took alot more photos at the top befor starting to head back down. Throughout the day I had managed to capture some great photos of the Big Bookil, Bidean Nam Bian, The AE ridge, Glen Etive etc but the very top of Big Ben remained in the clouds unwilling to reveal itself!!!

This was to change though as on the way down the cloud cleared and finally i got my first glimpse of the summit of our highest mountain! This was a great way to top of an amazing walk in an amazing area! I cant wait to return to Glencoe and tackle the surrounding hills, here's hoping for some more weather like this.

On the way home we stopped at the Kingshouse Hotel for a bowl of soup and a well earned pint :D

All in All a Great Day !!!!

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The Big Bookil

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The AE Ridge

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Stob Coire Raineach

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Stob Coire Raineach Summit

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Glencoe

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The Ridge ahead, Ben Starav & Loch Etive

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Devil's Ridge Perhaps??

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Stob Dubh

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Bidean Nam Bian

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Stob Dubh Summit - Big Bookil In Background

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Loch Etive

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View to Mamores, Nevis Range Etc

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CMD & Big Ben (Still in Cloud)

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Finally a Summit View of Ben Nevis

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Surronding Hills Panorama

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Buachille Etive Mor Panorama

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Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh & An Stuc

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Attachment(s) Munros: An Stuc, Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers), Meall Greigh
Date walked: 10/06/2012
Distance: 16.5km
Ascent: 1230m
Views: 496


An Caisteal, Beinn a'Chroin, Beinn Chabhair

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Attachment(s) Munros: An Caisteal, Beinn a'Chroin, Beinn Chabhair
Date walked: 19/04/2012
Distance: 15.4km
Ascent: 1326m
Views: 709


A'Bhuidheanach Bheag & Carn na Caim

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Attachment(s) Munros: A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim
Date walked: 08/04/2012
Distance: 19.4km
Ascent: 822m
Views: 588


Glas Tulaichean & Carn an Righ

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Attachment(s) Munros: Carn an Righ, Glas Tulaichean
Date walked: 17/03/2012
Distance: 23.5km
Ascent: 1107m
Views: 599


Beinn Ghlas & Ben Lawers

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers
Date walked: 25/02/2012
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 936m
Views: 663

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2015

Trips: 1
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1197m
Munros: 2

2013

Trips: 2
Distance: 20.1 km
Ascent: 1600m
Munros: 2

2012

Trips: 9
Distance: 131.62 km
Ascent: 9171m
Munros: 18

2011

Trips: 7
Distance: 99.2 km
Ascent: 6038m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 1
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2010

Trips: 4
Distance: 50.4 km
Ascent: 2368m
Munros: 4
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