Mountaineering in Buachaille Etive Mort (Stob Dearg), Glencoe, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom

8 mi/12.8 km circular route
Car park Altnafeadh
1022 m/3353 ft
Glen Coe is one of the most famous Scottish glens in the Highlands. In the heart of Glen Coe, a small village named also Glencoe is located. Surrounded by mountains, this place is perfect for those who love mountaineering. The peak of Buachaille Etive Mor (Stob Dearg) is a 'must do'.

Buachaille Etive Mor is a ridge with Stob Dearg, Stob na Broige and two further peaks between, that looks like a huge pyramid. Mountaineers start from the car park at Altnafedh and have the opportunity to make their climb as hard as they wish. There are many routes on the northern faces of the peak, most of which are at a very high technical level and should be attempted only by experts.

Generally, the navigation is easy in clear weather, but it could be really hazardous in case of poor visibility or if someone leaves the track. Attention is also required because of wet grass in spring and iced rocks or snow in winter. Buachaille Etive Mor is one of the top 5 of Scotland’s hill walks. You will be rewarded by admiring the view from the peak and the scenic glen will make your effort worthwhile!