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Buachaille Etive Mor

 

Pre-requisites

You should have a good level of fitness for this route so previous experience hill walking/hiking is ideal  The route is a rocky and exposed in places so a good head for heights is essential.

Buachaille Etive Mor (Meaning Great Shepherd of Etive) is one of the finest mountains in Scotland.

The Buachaille is actually an 8km long ridge with 4 tops altogether, 2 of which have Munro status, Stob Dearg to the North East and Stob Na Broige to the South West.

It sits in a dramatic position at the entrance to Glen Coe from the South.

It's North East Face looks impregnable and is indeed outwith the reaches of the hillwalker. However, there is a walkers route to get to the top of this mighty hill!

 

 

 

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 The route starts at the car park at Altnafeadh and heads into Coire na Tullach. From here the ridge is gained with a steep and scrambly exit from the Coire, with stunning views to Glen Etive. The first and highest top, Stob Dearg (1022m) is taken in and then a fine long walk over the minor tops to the last munro if time allows.

 

A descent is usually made into Glen Coe via the Lairg Gartain if completing the ridge, or back into Coire na Tullach

 

 

Stob Dearg from Rannoch Moor

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