Sunday, 18 November 2018


Aonach Eagach from Stob Coire Nan Lochan
A fabulous clear skies weekend almost everywhere in The Highlands. Wall to wall sunshine and slightly cooler temperature in the evening. Perfect timing for our weekend away in the west and some Munro bagging around Glencoe.
Stob Dubh & Bidean nam Bian
On Saturday we had a lovely walk up the two Munros of Stob Coire Raineach & Stob Dubh which make up the main summits of the Buachaille Etive Beag ridge. One of the easiest and shortest ridge walks in the Glencoe area. Quite a few folk out on the hills enjoying the sublime conditions. Not a scrap of snow around.

Glen Etive from Stob Dubh
Aonach Eagach and Ben Nevis from Stob Dubh

Buachaille Etive Mor from Buachaille Etive Beag
Rannoch Moor and Buachaille Etive Beag
On Sunday we had another fabulous day over on the Bidean nam Bian ridge. The two Munros of Stob Coire nan Sgreamhach and Bidean itself make for a wonderful day of ridges and corries. Another busy day with plenty of folk out. It had been a tad colder overnight and there was a splattering of verglas and ice high up.

Beinn Fhada ridge from the summit of Sgreamhach
We're not used to busy mountains!
There are many routes to tackle these two mountains. We set off up the Coire Gabhail or 'The Lost Valley' as some folk like to call it. Despite the wall to wall sun you are in shade for the entire glen until you pop out onto the ridge. E|ven more folk seemed to be out today, all reaching the top of Stob Coire Sgreamhach at the same time!

Bidean Nam Bian from Sgreamhach
By the time we reached the top of Bidean it seemed that everyone had been going in the opposite direction to bag the two hills. From the top we had the rest of the day to ourselves. What a treat. Beautiful late afternoon light was now in front of us. The Aonach Eagach looking stunning with the Autumn glow.

Summit Bidean

Ben Nevis from Bidean

Big Bidean Shadows
Fabulous walk over our final summit of Stob Coire an Lochan. There are grand views from this 'demoted' Munro. Golden light and a moon rising as we walked down with the last 30 minutes in torchlight. Fab.
Golden hour on Aonach Eagach
Loch Leven and Ardgour

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