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sparnel

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Buachaille Etive Mhor
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sparnel

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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #1 on: 20:04:23, 31/12/20 »
 Taken on Wednesday. I'm sure many on here will have climbed this one.
Looking spectacular in winter.




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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #2 on: 20:09:56, 31/12/20 »
Beautiful pic of an iconic mountain


  I'm sure many on here will have climbed this one.

I've driven past if that counts ;D
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #3 on: 21:30:59, 31/12/20 »
That is a great photo. I was due to climb this a few years back (not in winter), but injured my knee on descending from the Aonach Eagach the previous day and missed out.

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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #4 on: 23:09:13, 31/12/20 »
Stunning photo of an iconic mountain. O0
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #5 on: 23:58:06, 31/12/20 »
 :o  Great picture!

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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #6 on: 07:50:19, 01/01/21 »
Fantastic picture of one of Scotland's icons! Afro
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #7 on: 08:32:51, 01/01/21 »
Hello.... Looks a bit more accessible in landscape mode :-)
I have spent many happy days on the many classic climbs on the mountain.
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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #8 on: 12:17:32, 01/01/21 »
Stunning photo :)


Never been up but it was always a milestone on the journey from Devon to my sister in Kishorn particularly when we drove up for Christmases.
One year we'd been driving in snow on and off since Shap. The snow gates were open at Tyndrum as we turned to go up to Rannoch Moor. The bored policemen in their patrol car assured us the road was fine. Ascending cautiously a recovery lorry passed us going back down with a flattened 4x4 on board, a mile or so further, another 4x4 off the road in a ditch. In all three more vehicles had come to grief. I remember being so glad to see that icon peak and know that it was all downhill at least til Fort William.
Then only another 100 miles to to go. We made it - we had to - we had the complete Christmas lunch on board - turkey, ham , pigs in blankets, pud but no means to cook it if stuck!
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

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Re: Buachaille Etive Mhor
« Reply #9 on: 13:43:07, 01/01/21 »
One year we'd been driving in snow on and off since Shap. The snow gates were open at Tyndrum as we turned to go up to Rannoch Moor. The bored policemen in their patrol car assured us the road was fine. Ascending cautiously a recovery lorry passed us going back down with a flattened 4x4 on board, a mile or so further, another 4x4 off the road in a ditch. In all three more vehicles had come to grief. I remember being so glad to see that icon peak and know that it was all downhill at least til Fort William.
A lot of people mistakenly think they are invulnerable when driving a 4x4 and drive accordingly. The main benefit is improved traction, meaning you are less likely to get stuck. However, there are still only four tyres on contact with the road and 4x4s slide into the scenery just as easily as two wheel drive cars. Driving cautiously is the best remedy in snow and ice, but that doesn’t help with the other drivers on the road. I have 25 years of driving in Scottish winters and have witnessed several accidents and seen vehicles in ditches, fortunately never me.