Glencoe Snow A Microadventure in the highlands of scotland

January 2017

A few days in the snow of Glencoe, Glen Etive, and surrounding area.

River Etive, Glen Etive, Scotland.


Black Mount (also Blackmount) is a mountain range located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is situated between Glen Orchy and Glen Coe. Its four Munros include Stob Ghabhar, Stob a' Choire Odhair, Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh.

Black Rock Cottage, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe.
Buachaille Etive Mor

Buachaille Etive Mòr (Scottish Gaelic: Buachaille Eite Mòr, meaning "the herdsman of Etive"), generally known to climbers simply as The Buachaille, is a mountain at the head of Glen Etive in the Highlands of Scotland. Its pyramidal form, as seen from the A82 road when traveling towards Glen Coe, makes it one of the most recognisable mountains in Scotland.

Female walker, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland, UK
Female walker, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland, UK
Male and Female walker, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland, UK
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Buachaille Etive Mor

As you head north west through the glen the next mountain you will come across is Buachaille Etive Beag, a mountain located between Glen Coe and Glen Etive.

The mountain is often known affectionately as the "wee Buachaille", which is a literal translation of its Gaelic name.

Buachaille Etive Beag
Glencoe... one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland
View across Loch Leven towards Glencoe village.
The road to Glen Etive.

Cold is the night

The following shot is a long exposure night shot of the Buachaille under a moonlit sky.... chilly!

Cold is the day

During the daytime, the light and mood on the moor and in the glens is constantly changing.

Rannoch Moor is an expanse of around 50 square miles (130 km²) of boggy moorland to the west of Loch Rannoch in Scotland,

Lochan na Stainge with Blackmount in the distance.
View across Loch Linnhe to the mountains of the west.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed the views.

If you are interested in visiting the area, we stayed at the Ballachulish Hotel, a traditional Scottish Hotel where you can warm up at the end of a cold day with a dram in front of a roaring log fire. We booked for two nights but ended up staying for a third because we liked it so much.

Art Photography by Scott Masterton

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