One of Scotland’s most iconic Munro peaks, Buachaille Etive Mòr, involves multiple peaks and is a challenging and rewarding climb for Munro baggers. Its distinctive shape also makes it a popular spot for photographers. As the definition of mountain-climbing excellence, this Munro should be on your bucket list.
This walk involves steep ascents and long ridge walking sections so is more suited to those with a good level of fitness, a head for heights, and a solid knowledge of hiking and navigation. You can find the start of the route at the Altnafeadh layby on the A82 (this is also the starting point for the Devil’s Staircase). From here you can follow the route up Coire na Tulaich. The initial ascent is considered one of the more challenging parts of the walk but once you reach the top it is mainly ridge walking and a chance to soak up the views.
Be sure to pack plenty of snacks, water, a map and a compass, and suitable clothing (the weather can change very quickly).
Location - ///stag.oven.imitate (takes you to the layby for the beginning of the walk)
Length - 8.25 miles and 1110m elevation gain
Time - 7 - 9 hours (summer conditions)
Top Tip: In the summer months parking at Altnafeadh layby off the A82 can get very busy so it is best to set off early.