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Back to where I started for (Ben) More
by fipriestley » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:02 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben More, Stob Binnein
Date walked: 10/03/2012
Time taken: 7 hoursRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Fairly bright start and it was dry! Stopped to put waterproofs on not long after this though and they stayed on for the rest of the day.
Although not the WH described route, there's a path all the way. Very wet and muddy in parts and quite steep from the outset. As we climbed the wind picked up and we were in the clouds once again. There were times, especially as the path levelled off a bit, where I was having to walk hunched over or leaning in to the wind so as to not get blown over. However it was never so bad that I couldn't stay on just my feet ie not the worst wind I've been in I did feel like the wind was just toying with me though - calm to sudden strong gust to instant calm. Since I didn't get blown off the mountain and I made it to two summits I figure I won this round
Quite a long slog to Stob Binnein since there were no views to be had but the battle with the wind needed most of my concentration anyway! (so no pics). From here there was a fair descent before the climb up Ben More. The wind was strongest at the bealach and was enough to put off another group we passed later. Clear path up Ben More which did become rock climbing (not just scrambling) a couple of times. Good footholds and very short sections so not too difficult, although today the rock was very wet making it more slippery.
Reached the trig point first then went to the summit cairn of Ben More, to cover all bases This was just 4 hrs after leaving the car park!
Coming back meant a return to the windy bealach, which hadn't eased up any, then back down (being careful to avoid crags!) and through Inverlochlarig Glen. Short spells of clouds clearing so we could almost see the top of Stob Binnein as we passed below on the way back. Extra bonus today was that the farm shop at Inverlochlarig was open so I bought some venison to try for the first time
by quoman » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:03 pm
Ahh Venison you will love it.
had the same kind of weather as you today i was up beinn A ghlo nae views
by pigeon » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:17 pm
by spiderwebb » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:38 pm
by Scotjamie » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:34 pm
by fipriestley » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:58 pm
pigeon wrote:Was the venison deer?
Much cheapness at the farm shop - and it was lovely, even though I managed to overcook it!
Scotjamie wrote:Enjoyed the walk report Fi .....and the wildlife reporting ... deer, pigeon spiders.
Haha thanks! Thinking I should have been more imaginative with my username too We did see a fox running up the hill across the valley - first time I've seen one in the hills
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