Saturday, June 10, 2006

Glencoe - Buachaille Etive Mor: Stob Dearg (110) and Stob na Broige (207)

Walk date: 08/07/05
My Munro #'s: 35 and 36

Stob Dearg from the north:

Close examination reveals an actual path:

The morning cloud breaking up on Stob Dearg:

The view down from Stob Dearg, a long way quick!

A seat with a view, Rannoch Moor stretches out to the east:

The view back from Stob na Broige:

Paul and Andrew walks 2005. These hills, formerly just one Munro, are absolutely fantastic! Or to be more precise, the imposing pyramidal peak of Stob Dearg is breath-taking and to stand upon the top of it is an amazing feeling. The ascent is actually quite straight forward, taking in only short moments of minor scrambling at the very end. The route up goes alongside Coire na Tulaich and is steep upon scree for most of the way, but the path is obvious including the required spots of scrambling. However, today was cloudless and severe weather, especially snow, would make this a much different outing. From the col, the ascent of Stob Dearg was over loose rocks but accompanied by incomparable views made the most of by a decent stay on the summit. The route to Stob na Broige began with the higher 'top' of Stob na Doire, which was not a negligable climb in the heat. Good paths all the way however. Our relatively quick pace encouraged us to while away the afternoon hours sunbathing just east of Stob Coire Atruim on a nice patch of grass taking in the calm of the hills. Our descent was NNW from here to the river Coupall at a leisurely pace. A very satisfying and memorable day.

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