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Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT


Postby Bod » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:54 pm

Route description: Ben More Assynt and Conival

Munros included on this walk: Ben More Assynt, Conival

Date walked: 11/08/2011

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1028m

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I had heard mixed accounts from others who had climbed Ben More Assynt ranging from "it's hard-going", "it's long and wet under-foot" and "oh, there's a mini aonach eagach on that one". Make your own mind up if you think Valerie and I enjoyed this day out in the mountains?
Driving up from our base at Dornie near Achiltibuie I was awe-struck by the splendour once again of this amazing area north of Ullapool. The Coigach, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor, Suilven and Quinag all nearly had me parking up early and changing my plan, but Inchnadamph with Conival and Ben More Assynt was our challenge today, so I kept the motor running savouring the drive up through Lochinver and round Loch Assynt to our starting point. With 7 or 8 kilometres to go in the car I could see the Inchnadamph Forest area in the cloud! I temporarily longed to return to the area behind us of glorious Grahams and Corbetts, but the wee wife insisted on sticking to the plan...hehehehehe :lol:
Hope you enjoy these photos......
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A very smart looking Bunk House at the start of the walk.
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Gleann Dubh - a very pleasant walk-in.
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Striding two boulders in the burn. Look at the weather, improving all the time.
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On the approach to the bealach area north of Conival.
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The summit of Conival with a very fine final approach.
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The next leg of our journey to Ben More Assynt.
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Ben Hope just to the right behind me......loving it!
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The mini aonach eagach en route to the southeast munro top......(we elected to enjoy the silvery summit of Ben More Assynt with an extended lunch stop missing out the AE extension, before returning via Conival again).
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A gorgeous clear wee lochan, back at the bealach north of Conival. A small weasel was spotted darting around the rocks here on the way up.
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This was a day when the rest of the country was in down-pour! Our decision to head north before a few days in Skye had proven to be an excellent one.
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Back down the burn.
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:06 pm

Great once again bod,thats 2 or 3 fine reports on the trot with fine weather in them all,hope you can bring the weather to Kintail next weekend.
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:50 pm

These were my 11th & 12th Munros back in 2009, i found them very enjoyable though i didn't get good weather like you both got. Great report again Bod :D
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby pruney84 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:47 am

Those photo's are superb, looks like a you had a great day :D Cracking Report!!
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby cheekykarma » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:11 pm

fantastic photos and what a great day :)
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby Tomsie » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:14 am

Good report and nice photo's, thinking of doing these tomorow while up that way.


Is there a diff route off the last top??
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby dogplodder » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:40 am

Missed this the first time round.

What a lovely day that was - but no Ritchie? :(
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:47 pm

Good job the Mrs made you stick to the plan Bod or you would have missed out on a stunning hike, great photos mate, pity that weasel didn't hang about for a pose to camera :D
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:23 pm

Nice on e and grand weather must make a visit there meself :D
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby 2dalmatians » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:12 pm

Loved the report and the pic of your balancing act! Your report on cruachan and the bit on the slabs gave me the confidence to tackle it yesterday. Cheers!
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby PeteR » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:03 pm

Another really enjoyable report Bod :D Reading your report and seeing your pictures makes me realise I really must get back to these two. When I did these I didn't get any of the views you enjoyed, as all I had was clag, clag, clag :lol: I'm glad you had better luck than me with the weather though :D
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Re: Inchnadamph, Gleann Dubh, CONIVAL and BEN MORE ASSYNT

Postby Mountainlove » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:03 am

I just climbed them last week but via different route up which was great as well :-)
Loved both of them but it was a dramatic day for me...thanks for sharing!!
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