Buachaille Etive Beag #GuidedWinterHillwalking


“The Wee Buachaille” is an excellent beginner-intermediate winter hillwalk.

1 day – 2 Munros: Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach
Distance: 8km
Duration: 5-6hrs (+1-2hrs if winter skills are covered en route)

Difficulty: ⛰️

Min 3 – Max 6


Sweeping Ridgelines
Multiple Munros
Exhilarating, not scary

Part of our #GuidedWinterHillwalking series: this year we will be offering several winter munro-bagging trips, taking in some classic peaks in a supportive environment, all under the leadership of a qualified Winter Mountain Leader.

“The Wee Buachaille” is an excellent beginner-intermediate winter hillwalk. We have the opportunity to take in two beautiful munros, linked by a soaring snowy ridge, with stunning panoramic views all around. The distances covered are not huge, so there is the opportunity to improve your winter skillset under expert tutelage.

*NOTE*: Whilst these are not instructional skills courses per se (please see our #WinterSkillsWeekend and #WinterSkillsWeek courses for more in-depth instruction), there will be an element of skills coaching and honing “on the hoof” (i.e: as part of the wider journey of the day).

This course would be suitable for those with limited winter walking experience, who have perhaps had some instruction but don’t feel quite ready to get out on their own just yet. Or indeed those who wish something of a refresher after some time off the hills in winter.
Group sizes are kept very low to maximise your safety, learning and enjoyment.

You will need a good level of summer hillwalking fitness and currency for this introductory day.  ⛰️ Some winter hillwalking experience is desirable.

You will need:
-B2-rated winter boots and compatible crampons
-walking ice axe
-suitable winter walking clothing and equipment

We can hire axes and crampons for £5.00 per item, but not boots. These can be hired from various outdoor outlets.

Additional information


15 February 2023 – NOT CONFIRMED