Buachaile Etive Beag:
Stob Coire Raineach - 925m
Stob Dubh - 958m

Friday 15th January 2016

Weather/Conditions: More deep snow and sun. Not as wild as the previous day!
Distance/Ascent/Time: 7.9km / 920m / 3h
Accompanying: Alone

En route home from Kinlochleven, and I went for a stomp around a familiar mountain; Buachaille Etive Beag. The hills were absolutely loaded with snow, so I was for picking safe route choices. Access to the ridge was quick, followed by ridges.

I was around the full circuit in three hours dead, and I felt pretty quick given the depth of snow. If anything I didn't feel like it slowed me down too much: certainly, a comparable summer pace for this route would be just 40 minutes less. Some light mist shrouded the summit of Stob Dubh, only for a moment, then I jogged down snow into the Lairig Eilde - I overshot the path, scared some deer and then back down to the car park.

Glen Coe

Stob Coire Raineach

Stob Dubh

360° Panorama

Stob Coire Raineach
Times (Time relative to 0.00)
(0.00) 12.30pm Parking
(1.20) 1.50pm Stob Coire Raineach
(2.10) 2.40pm Stob Dubh
(3.00) 3.30pm Parking
Written: 2018-10-03