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Ben More, Stob Binnein and bad weather

Ben More, Stob Binnein and bad weather

Postby 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: 1340m

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Having been in Glasgow on Friday I was not going to waste the opportunity so headed to Crianlarich, slept in the van and set off at 7am with great enthusiasm.
Loch Iubhair, a clear start and looking good.

Mist all round on the lower slopes

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.
A gap in the clouds and mountain streams full on Stob Garbh

Rocky outcrops near the summit

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!
Ben More summit - driving rain

No time was wasted at any point so it was on to Stob Binnein. Unbelievably the cloud began to break up a little.
Stob Binnein

Looking east and clearer still

Ben More from Stob Binnein

Slopes of Stob Binnein - very clear

The climb up Stob Binnein was easier than Ben More but still a tough nut to crack especially when the driving rain started again.
Back to normal at the summit

Fact - if you are going to bag Munros you will get very wet now and again!
...and it continues to rain.
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Re: Ben More, Stob Binnein and bad weather

Postby pigeon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Looks a tough one yipyip,been putting it off for ages,think you've put me off it for a bit yet :lol:
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Re: Ben More, Stob Binnein and bad weather

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:03 pm

Thats a good two to get out the way yipyipcoyote,your not wrong that pull up Stob Binnen near done for me. :lol:
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Re: Ben More, Stob Binnein and bad weather

Postby tomyboy73 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:23 pm

well done and thanks, that could have been my walk report for these hills ! utterly drenched
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Re: Ben More, Stob Binnein and bad weather

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:23 pm

Great report despite the dreich weather.

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!! :lol:
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Re: Ben More, Stob Binnein and bad weather

Postby jonny616 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:56 pm

Well done

Tough pair of hills them. I've been on Ben More three times & only made it once :lol:

Still never seen what the summits actual look like.


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