This collection of prints of Buachaille Etive Mor features essentially just one summit on a mountain that is actually the highest of a long ridge of four tops. The ridge extends from above the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor near the entrance to Glencoe, to Dalness, deep in the heart of Glen Etive. The Buachaille is separated from its sister mountain of the Buachaille Etive Beag to the west by the valley of Lairig Gartain.
The name Buachaille Etive Mor translates to 'The Great Herdsman of Etive'. Its main summit, Stob Dearg , 1,021 metres (3,351 ft), at its northern end is one of the best known and most instantly recogniseable mountains in the Scottish Highlands. The other peaks along the ridge are Stob na Doire, Stob Coire Altruim and Stob na Broige.
Popularly known to climbers simply as 'The Buachaille', the reigning peak of Stob Dearg rises as a pyramid at the head of Glen Etive above the vast flat expanse of Rannoch Moor. The steep, craggy face of Stob Dearg forms the classic aspect of the mountain when viewed from rock pools on the tumbling waters of the Rivers Etive or Coupall, and supports most of the direct and classic routes of ascent for climbers and scramblers.
Of particular significance are many features of the mountain that are now legendary in the annals of mountaineering history, in particular Curved Ridge, Crowberry Ridge, Crowberry Gully, Ravens Gully, Crowberry Tower and the Rannoch Wall. All of these features seen in different seasons of the year and different times of day are priminent in my selection of prints of The Buachaille Etive Mor.