How difficult is Buachaille Etive Mor?

Buachaille Etive Beag is a mountain crowned with two Munros (peaks) located at the opposite ends of the 2 km ridge, found in one of the most beautiful corners of Scotland, directly between iconic Glencoe and fairy-tale Glen Etive. A hike to Buachaille Etive Beag is of moderate difficulty and…

How many Munros did Buachaille Etive Mor have?

eight Munro
Buachaille Etive Mòr is part of Glencoe, a mecca for outdoor lovers. Designated a National Nature Reserve status in 2017, the area is incredibly beautiful. In total there are are eight Munro height mountains in Glencoe, each of them renowned, each of them a challenge.

How long does it take to climb Buachaille Etive Mor?

Hiking Buachaille Etive Mor racked up over 11km and took around 7 hours. Weather can make a huge difference to your experience and a dry day will make life considerably easier for you. I’m far from a professional hiker but am fairly experienced and in good shape.

What are the 3 Sisters of Glen Coe?

Glencoe Three Sisters The road-facing peaks of Aonach Dubh, Beinn Fhada and Gearr Aonach are the mountains that are together known as the Three Sisters of Glencoe, also known as Bidean Nam Bian.

How do you pronounce etive?

Etive – pronounced etchiv. Mor becomes ‘vore’ and the ‘v’ sounds of the two words run into each other….so….

How do you pronounce Beinn a Chrulaiste?

Just wait. So Beinn a’Chrulaiste is pronounced ‘Ben a Kru Layst’ or simply Chrulaiste to hill walkers. Ben and Beinn are interchangeable in the Scots Gaidhlig (Gaelic) language, both sounding as Ben, meaning mountain.

What does etive mean in Gaelic?

little fierce one
The name Etive is believed to mean “little fierce one” from the Gaelic goddess associated with the loch. It heads east for half its length alongside the main road and rail link to Oban, before heading northeast into mountainous terrain.

Who owns Buachaille Etive Mor?

the National Trust
It is owned by the National Trust, and managed by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, who make it available to hire as accommodation; up to 30 people can be accommodated.

Are the 3 sisters Munros?

It is a complex mountain, with many ridges and subsidiary peaks, one of which, Stob Coire Sgreamhach, is classified as a separate Munro. The most noticeable features of Bidean nam Bian are the famous Three Sisters of Glen Coe, three steeply-sided ridges that extend north into the Glen.

Is the Buachaille Etive Mor a good hike?

In simple words, Buachaille Etive Mor is much more than just a stunning mountain at the gate to Pass of Glencoe; the name is a synonymous to a fabulous hiking experience, amazing demanding hike with incredible views! In this article we’re sharing how to hike Buachaille Etive Mor, how to navigate along the way and what to expect during the hike!

Where is Buachaille Etive Mor in Glen Coe?

You may be unwell. Buachaille Etive Mor sits between Glen Etive and Glen Coe and involves multiple peaks (including two Munros ). My route for the day begins by parking up on the A82 below the peak (the Altnafeadh layby) and opposite the starting route to the Devil’s Staircase.

How did Buachaille Etive Mor get its name?

Its rocky triangular silhouette can be seen from miles away as you approach the iconic Glen Coe. As much as the mountain is well known and loved by local hikers, pronunciation of its long Gaelic name is troublesome to many and often Buachaille Etive Mor is casually called ‘The Big Bookill’.

When is the best time to climb the Buachaille?

Most people will want to climb the Buachaille in the summer months, when it is straighforward by the usual route, although with some easy scrambling at the top of Coire na Tualich. Snow lies on this route well into May most years, so an ice axe is advisable until then.