Ascent of Buachaille Etive Mor on 2009-05-17

Climber: Jan Triska

Date:Sunday, May 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Buachaille Etive Mor
    Elevation:3350 ft / 1021 m

Ascent Trip Report

A jaunt up the normal route on Scotland's iconic peak, as part of walking the West Highland Way. The gully was dry, so no substantial difficulty, occassional handholds required but mostly a rugged hike. Brought an axe but it was not necessary (very little snow, only clinging a few spots on the summit ridge). Great summit views - Glencoe is a beautiful spot. Must return one day and do the more technical routes on this peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2625 ft / 800 m
    Route:north gully
    Trailhead:725 ft / 220 m
    Grade/Class:easy scramble (F)
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Typical nice Scottish weather
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: West Highland Way (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Buachaille Etive Mor2009-05-172625 ft / 800 m
Total Trip Gain: 2625 ft / 800 m    Total Trip Loss: 2625 ft / 800 m

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