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Ben More, Stob Binnein and bad weather
by Yipyipcoyote » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:00 pm
Route description: Ben More and Stob Binnein
Munros included on this walk: Ben More, Stob Binnein
Date walked: 17/09/2011
Time taken: 5.5 hours
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 1340mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Ben More is an easy route to follow - straight uphill! And everything I had read and been told about it was completely true - "unrelenting", "a beast", " a grueler". Its 1000 metres of pure hell! At least it felt like that to me at that early hour.
Having been roasted alive with my gear on in the rain further down, I was almost frozen to the bone when I reached the summit. So it was coat off, another layer on, coat back on, gloves on - never a pleasant experience!
No time was wasted at any point so it was on to Stob Binnein. Unbelievably the cloud began to break up a little.
The climb up Stob Binnein was easier than Ben More but still a tough nut to crack especially when the driving rain started again.
Fact - if you are going to bag Munros you will get very wet now and again!
by pigeon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:51 pm
by gammy leg walker » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:03 pm
by tomyboy73 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:23 pm
by pollyh33 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:23 pm
I was lucky to get a cracking day for these two. Instead of going straight up Ben More I skirted round it and walked up from the bealach. A lot easier on the legs making both hills less arduous!!
by jonny616 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:56 pm
Tough pair of hills them. I've been on Ben More three times & only made it once
Still never seen what the summits actual look like.
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