Tag Archives: Glencoe

#231 – A day on ‘The other Buachaille’

(‘Left click’ images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Mention ‘The Buachaille’ to mountain people, and they will nod wisely and assume that you mean Buachaille Etive Mor which translates as the ‘Big Herdsman of Etive’.  … Continue reading

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#222 – The Lost Valley of Glencoe

(Left click all images for expanded view, use browser return arrow to go back) In May 2016 Chris and I had enjoyed a great two-week trip to the Scottish Highlands, and had enjoyed settled weather that had made mountain days … Continue reading

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#84 – Bidean nam Bian, the hidden giant of Glencoe

As you drive down Glencoe towards Loch Achtriochtan, you can’t help but notice the impressive rock architecture rising above you on both sides. To the north lies the airy ridge of the Aonach Eagach (see post #52) and opposite lie … Continue reading

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#55 – Sgorr na Ciche (The Pap of Glencoe)

A look this week at one of the most recognisable and attractive looking peaks in the Glencoe area.  It’s far from the highest, yet it’s a hill that is well worth the four hours or so that it takes to … Continue reading

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#52 – The Aonach Eagach Ridge, Glencoe

Walking from valley to valley has featured largely in both my walking and my blog posts for the last couple of weeks, but to keep a balanced view (and to keep the mountain men/women happy) here’s a look at the … Continue reading

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#36 – “And now for something completely different” – Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

The A82 road from Tyndrum to Glencoe must rank as one of the most scenic and dramatic drives in Britain.  Amongst all this drama, Buachaille Etive Mor stands head and shoulders above the surrounding hills, a mountain amongst mountains.  It … Continue reading

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