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Binnein Mòr and Na Gruagaichean

Binnein Mòr and Na Gruagaichean


Postby ScottyBoy76 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:51 pm

Route description: Binnein Mòr and Na Gruagaichean, Mamores

Munros included on this walk: Binnein Mòr, Na Gruagaichean

Date walked: 03/04/2021

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 15.85 km

Ascent: 1196m

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Starting the walk from Kinlochleven at 0930, the weather was perfect with clear skies and very little wind, temperatures at the start around 6C but going above double figures throughout the day.

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Stunning views down Loch Leven.


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View across to Sgùrr Eilde Mòr.


A bit of snow on the ridge over to Binnein Mòr summit, care needed as always but not too much of a problem on this great day.

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Ridge over to Binnein Mòr.


Brilliant views from Binnein Mòr summit, you could see for miles!

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View from Binnein Mòr summit.

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View over towards Buachaille Etive Mòr and beyond from Binnein Mòr summit.

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Looking to the east from Binnein Mòr summit.


After spending some time on Binnein Mòr it was back along the ridge and over to Na Gruagaichean, with another ridge crossing and scramble up to the very rocky summit.

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Scramble up to Na Gruagaichean summit.

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View from Na Gruagaichean summit.


The descent from Na Gruagaichean back to Kinlochleven wasn’t the easiest to be honest, very tiring with no path to speak of for most of it, boggy, steep and slippery in places too but was worth it for what was a fantastic (and very peaceful) day out on the Mamores :D
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Re: Binnein Mòr and Na Gruagaichean

Postby Coop » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:37 pm

Dunno if you descended the WH route.
Another option would have been to go down and up to the next wee top after Na Gruahaichean ( steep and loose) from there its down to beallach (783m) which leads up to Stob Coire a Chaim
From here you see the zig zag path heading back down . Its a good route down.
I only found out about it from a guy on Binnein mor who told me it was better than going the other way.
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Re: Binnein Mòr and Na Gruagaichean

Postby ScottyBoy76 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:51 pm

Coop wrote:Dunno if you descended the WH route.
Another option would have been to go down and up to the next wee top after Na Gruahaichean ( steep and loose) from there its down to beallach (783m) which leads up to Stob Coire a Chaim
From here you see the zig zag path heading back down . Its a good route down.
I only found out about it from a guy on Binnein mor who told me it was better than going the other way.


Yeah I did descend on the WH route but that’s good to know there’s that alternative route down you mentioned as I would like to do that walk again sometime. Thanks for that :D
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Re: Binnein Mòr and Na Gruagaichean

Postby Verylatestarter » Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:51 pm

We tried the route down between Na Grauhaichean and Am Bodach last week and it seems to go on forever but is relatively shallow. The views of Am Bodach are great but you lose most of the views of the Lock which occur on the other route. The difficult bit is the 1041 top NE of Na G, which loomed out of the clag and was something of a surprise to us.

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