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Buachaille Etive Mor

Climb the 'Buachaille'. Perhaps Scotland's most iconic peak.

  • 50 British pounds

About this event

Viewed from the roadside on the A82 in Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mor, or as it's more fondly called, simply the 'Bookil', is perhaps the most iconic and undoubtedly the most photographed of all Scotland's Munros. Soaring high above the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor, it's near perfect pyramidal form and symmetry draw the eye and capture the imagination. Viewed from this angle its steep rocky flanks appear seemingly impregnable to all but the most dare devil and adventurous. Thankfully, for mere mortals, there is a weakness in its defenses that allow keen walkers and Munro baggers to scale the heights and bag the mountains two Munro summits, Stob Dearg and Stob na Broige. Our route heads up Coire na Tulaich, past the historic Lagangarbh hut. Remembered in climbing folklore, it was based from this hut, owned by the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC), where many of Scotland's brilliant young climbers cut their teeth. The path up through the coire is steep and rocky and hands will be needed on a short section of easy scrambling just before we emerge onto the ridge. Only first Munro summit is only a short distance away, along a rocky and surprisingly broad ridge. The uninterrupted views from the summit across the vast, bleakness of Rannoch Moor and to innumerable distant peaks beyond is incredible. A just reward for all the effort that's for sure. From the summit of Stob Dearg we retrace our steps before continuing along the fine, zig-zagging grassy ridge. It's not all plain sailing however, as we traverse over two intervening Munro 'Tops' on-route to our second Munro of the day, Stob na Broige. With most of the hard work now behind us, what better place to enjoy a well-deserved break than from this lofty summit, enjoying the sensational views out down to Glen Etive, to Loch Etive and beyond. After taking in our fill of the views we will start our leisurely descent down to the glen, through the historic pass of the Lairig Gartain. Online booking for this event is available on the following dates. Wed 19th June 24 Wed 28th Aug 24 For more information about our route and the terrain, the level of difficulty, the amount of experience required and level of fitness, please follow the 'Useful Info' link on the Menu bar at the top of the site homepage. Here you will also find the 'Kit List' link providing recommendations on essential kit you will need to bring with you.

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If you choose to cancel your booking : Booking cancellations must be made in writing. If you cancel more than 28 days before an event takes place, your payment will be refunded minus a £10 booking deposit. If you cancel 28 days or less before an event takes place, no payment will be returned. We do not offer credit towards future events in place of a refund. We strongly recommend you take out appropriate holiday insurance to cover for unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your booking. If we have to cancel your booking : Regardless of reason, in the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking, then we will refund your payment in full. We will try and give as much notice as possible. For weather related cancellations, notice could be as short as a couple of days. For other reasons, we would hope to give a fortnight's notice, possibly more. We cannot be held liable for additional costs you may have incurred such as accommodation or transport you may have booked.

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