The Eastern Mamores
by Yipyipcoyote » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:03 am
Munros included on this walk: Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean, Sgurr Eilde Mor
Date walked: 20/08/2011
Time taken: 8.5 hours
Distance: 19 km
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A dramatic start and an eerie light all around. The was sun up there somewhere.
There was a definite breaking of cloud taking place but the wind continued to be very strong and quite cold I have to say.
The climb up the rough and rocky slopes of Sgurr Eilde Mor was - typical of the first Munro of the day - a nightmare. Cold, windy, out of breath. Why do I do this?
Still hopeful of clearer weather the route descended quite sharply before the gentle climb towards Binnein Beag.
Everything all around was clearing beautifully. I seemed to get a burst of energy from somewhere.
My enthusiasm was at a high so it was onward to Binnein Mor. The suggested route was straight up the rocky face.
The route suggested was great fun. Some really good holds and quite airy but never too exposed even in the wind.
The suggested route was to descend and call it a day at three Munros but the extra walking to Na Gruagaichean was minimal. I felt i could reach out and touch it.
A thoroughly memorable walk. I gave it ten out of ten. The views in all directions were breathtaking. The mamores sit in a position where the surrounding valleys and mountains provide an amphitheatre like nowhere else in the world. I would recommend this walk to anyone.
by Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:31 am
by Alan S » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:31 pm
Yipyipcoyote wrote:Talking with other walkers in the car park at Mamore Lodge
That was Me, Gammy leg and JB you were talking too as we did the same route as you
The weather certainly turned out good in the end after a poor start.
We sat at the top of Binnein beag watching you slog up the north face to Binnein mor to see which route you took
Yipyipcoyote wrote: thoroughly memorable walk. I gave it ten out of ten
Cant argue with that it certainly was a smashing day out, although the decent off Na Gruagaichean was murder
by malky_c » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:16 pm
I've done these from Kinlochleven and Glen Nevis now. Not sure which approach I preferred actually.
by Yipyipcoyote » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:52 pm
by Alan S » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:48 pm
Yipyipcoyote wrote:On my back at least once
Is that all, I easily bet that The F word got used a lot more than it usually does
malky_c wrote:Good to see that route up Binnean Mor getting some use - definitely the best way
Agree with that this was my favourite part of the day, Really glad we went for it
Hope you dont mind yipyipcoyote but ive added a couple of my pics of that route, Highly recomended
by Yipyipcoyote » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:42 pm
by PeteR » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:22 pm