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Alan McC. on July 5, 2008

hiya again, i,m heading up to camp in glencoe on a pic hunt. its my first time camping, any advice, is it boggy everywhere no tent sites?. also i found a corner of a street in china that you didnt post a pic of, not slacking i hope, hehe.. any advice is welcome. i will be giving itinerary at police station, and am hoping to stay overnight to catch morning light, so my plan was walk in catch evening light walk further in to camp and get morning light,?? thanks anyhoo alan

© Douglas MacGregor on July 5, 2008

I was in Glencoe a couple of weeks ago on my way back from a 2-day canyoning "team-building" trip organised by "Nae Limits", Balinluig, Perthshire, with additional input from "Vertical Descents", Inchree, Lochaber.

The first day we abseiled/ jumped/ swam/ etc. down the Falls of Bruar in Perthshire, before tackling the Inchree Falls near Corran the following day. On the way back we stopped to look at the view in Glencoe. I only took one photo as my camera was full. However, our guide mentioned the lost/hidden valley which lies between two of the "Three Sisters" mountains, not far from where the photo above was taken. From what I could see this is not too high, but interesting and reasonably away-from-it-all. I am sure there would be plenty of space to pitch a tent there, but you should consult a guidebook or take advice before tackling anything in Glencoe...

Good luck with your trip and bring back lots of good pics!

Cheers, Douglas


leonardo d'alessandr… on August 11, 2011

Is it that the Ben Nevis? leonardo

© Douglas MacGregor on August 11, 2011

Hi Leonardo,

This is Buachaille Etive Mòr. It is a large mountain guarding the northern entrance to Glen Etive and its name means the big shepherd of Etive. It is not particularly high, but its steep slopes provide some very severe tests for mountaineers. Unfortunately many of them underestimate its dangers each year...

Ben Nevis is around 20 miles further north. It is a big square mouontain with a flat top and is the highest in Britain. However it has an accessible tourist path to the top.

leonardo d'alessandr… on August 11, 2011

I made a complete trip of scotland 10 years ago with my land rover defender and my tent... it was wonderful. I have to make it again!!!


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