by bootsandpaddles » Wed May 09, 2012 8:28 am
Route description: Ben Hope
Munros included on this walk: Ben Hope
Date walked: 04/05/2012
Time taken: 3.5 hours
Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 908mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
A large sign indicates The Way Up. It is pretty boggy but there is compensation in the form of lovely waterfalls beside the “path” and views down the strath. Once on the broad ridge it was a straightforward walk to the trig point over grass and boulders with small patches of snow. A couple of ptarmigan croaked at me as I went past. As I sat eating my lunch clouds blew in and the temperature dropped but not before I had had chance to admire the views of the nearby hills and out to sea. I could even see Ben Klibreck but that was as close as I was going to get that day. Hurrying down to keep warm I quickly dropped out of the clouds and it wasn’t long before I was back at the car. I enjoyed the drive back much more as there was no pressure of time. The scenery up there is superb and I am looking forward to getting back to explore it further. Much better to take your time and enjoy the day rather than turning into an obsessive, time-driven Munro bagger.
by quoman » Wed May 09, 2012 8:37 am
by basscadet » Wed May 09, 2012 8:43 am
I lived up that way once upon a time.. Have to get back there soon..
by iainwatson » Wed May 09, 2012 10:34 am
by dooterbang » Wed May 09, 2012 12:26 pm
Thats a power nap eh
We did do Klibreck the same day then round to Inchnadamph for Ben More Assynt and Conival.
by bootsandpaddles » Wed May 09, 2012 1:03 pm
All four on the same day - that's impressive!!!!
by dooterbang » Wed May 09, 2012 1:55 pm
bootsandpaddles wrote:We did do Klibreck the same day then round to Inchnadamph for Ben More Assynt and Conival.
All four on the same day - that's impressive!!!![/quote]Sorry - i meant the next day, we did the other 2...only Monty could manage all four in a day
by EwaMH » Wed May 09, 2012 2:00 pm
by audreywaugh » Wed May 09, 2012 3:05 pm
by Graeme D » Wed May 09, 2012 3:50 pm
by bootsandpaddles » Wed May 09, 2012 4:49 pm
Graeme D wrote:Nice! Every man and his dog seems to be heading up that way soon. Gives me something to look forward to when I go up there myself ....... in or around 2020 most likely!
It'll still be there!!
by simon-b » Thu May 10, 2012 12:25 am
I was on Ben Hope and Klibreck in March and got the notorious Sutherland gales and clag in a week of otherwise fine weather. Not complaining though, Ben Hope's western cliffs wreathed in mist, and the wind roaring against them, was very atmospheric and impressive. And on the way down from Klibreck things cleared, and there was a magnificent view of Ben Loyal to the north.
All the enthusiasm on this thread for this area and Assynt is well deserved. Those who say you are coming here soon are in for a treat.