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Stob Binnien & Ben More - Wow!! Inversions & Spectres
by pruney84 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:51 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben More, Stob Binnein
Date walked: 13/11/2011
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 15.5 km
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We started of in the clag from Inverlochlarig and it looked like it was set to be like this all day! It's a fairly punishing start to a walk although I've heard it's just as steep if not worse from the Ben More side.
As we were plodding along and nearing the summit of Stob Binnein the clouds suddenly parted to reveal the cracking summit. We had a spring in our step and almost raced up from here desperate not to miss a chance to get some views. As we got higher it was clear to see we were viewing a cloud inversion, my first ever and what an amazing site it is! We could only see Ben More really as the clouds were too high for any of the other surronding hills (well there was one hill a long way in the distance but none of us were sure what it was.
After spending ages taking photo's and having our breaths taken away we decided to head on down the bealach and back into the clag when low and behold, we witnessed a broken spectre...Unbelievable, this day just kept getting better, after a quick fumble for the camera we managed to get a couple of shots but none very clear but it really was a wow moment.
We climbed back out of the clouds up to the Ben More summit for some more amazing views, just before the summit I also got to experience my first taste of scrambling, not very big scrambles but great fun, i could definitely get a taste for it
This really was an unbelievable day and I know its going to be hard to top. It's days like these though that will keep me going the next time I'm walking up through the clag, you never know what might greet you when you reach higher ground and I'm sure one day I will hopefully be lucky enough to witness spectacular views like this again.
I took over a hundred photos so heres a select few.
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