Last weekend I made my way to Glencoe with a couple of friends and traversed Buachaille Etive Mòr via Curved Ridge. We bagged two Munros: Stob Dearg and Stob na Bròige. It was a thrilling and beautiful route* – the views were incredible! The route took us 6.5 hours to complete. However, we were walking at a quick pace to ensure we got back to the car before dusk.
*This route is not recommended for beginners. Curved Ridge is regarded as a classic hard scramble (Grade 3 or moderate rock climb). It requires careful route-finding and some would use a rope to aid security.
Some photos from the route below.
Perfect day for a scramble
I should not have looked down at this point
Climbing ‘The Crux’ on Curved Ridge
Pretending not to be afraid
The view from Buachaille Etive Mòr
What do you think I should climb next? I’ve got the bug!