Buachaille Etive Mor
Photo by David Neale
|Range/Region:||United Kingdom, Ireland, & Iceland|
|Best months for climbing:||Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Nov, Dec|
|First successful climber(s):||Norman Collie|
|Nearest major airport:||Glasgow Int.|
|Convenient Center:||Fort William|
Thanks to R. DULIEU for adding this peak.
The Big Shepherd is a beautiful mountain, a huge pyramid of clean rock. It is a perfect playground for climbers in both winter and summer, and has been frequently at the forefront of technical climbing in the UK in both pre and post war golden ages. Not to be underestimated (fatalities are regular). It provides a challenge to everyone of whatever ability, and is the nearest thing we have to the layman's perception of a pyramid peak. It is not the highest in the UK, but it must rank as one of the best.
Thanks to R. DULIEU for this description.