Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Rannoch Moor and Buachaille Etive Mor

One of the best places to see a grandstand view of the Rannoch Moor must be from the summit of Buachaille Etive Mor. This impressive mountain guards the entrance to Glencoe and its eastern summit Stob Dearg is 1022 meters high. Its quite a demanding walk to get to the top although technically its not too difficult going via Coire na Tulaich. The coire has a steep headwall that can avalanche in winter conditions, but in summer its little more than a steep walk up a stone staircase.

Buachaille Etive Mor and the access route via Coire na Tulaich.

Ascending the path in the Coire ahead of the ground mist

Approaching the steep headwall in the Coire.

Near the top of the headwall I spotted a lone stag.

Looking back down Coire na Tulaich from the top of the headwall.

Looking across the top of the Coire (The path goes down to the right)

Heading for the summit cairn of Stob Dearg.

Looking over the edge of Stob Dearg to the start of the walk. The car is parked at the clump of trees.

Looking across the Rannoch Moor from the top of Stob Dearg. The main A82 road cuts diagonally across this photo. The road that branches off and disappears into the bottom right is the Glen Etive road. The road branching off and heading for the top left corner is the landrover track that I cycled to Loch Laidon.

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