Buachaille Etive Beag, Glen Coe, Map 384; 8th January 2005
890m = 2925' ascent; 7 miles; 5½ hrs
I had intended doing this in combination with Buachaille Etive Mor,
but the weather was too bad on that occasion. It was bad this time too!
Cold with strong winds and hail. Soft snow underfoot above 1500'.
Cloud level initially above all tops, but falling and below tops when reached.
There are better starting points than as here, such as the A82 cairn parking at NN187563
or Glen Etive NN172515, both of which avoid a boggy start and that in Glen Coe is shorter and higher.
||Park on A82 at NN213560
||310|| 0||0.0 miles ||NN21315600
||Path SW up Lairig Gartain to 390m
||NW to Bealach Mam Buidhe
||SW to top
||SW to col
||880|| ||3.0 miles||NN18175367
||M Stob Dubh
||Return NE to col
||880|| ||3.4 miles||NN18175367
||NE to top
||NE to Bealach Mam Buidhe
||748|| ||4.05 miles||NN18765451
||NE to M Stob Coire Raineach
||Return SW to Bealach Mam Buidhe
||748|| ||4.65 miles||NN18765451
||Descend SE to Lairig Gartain at 390m
||390|| ||5.25 miles||NN19505391
||Path NE along Lairig to A82