John dropped me off at the entrance to Inchnadamph Hostel at 9am the weather was dry but windy.
I followed the usual track up passed Glenbain cottage and carried on as the track continues on as a path up the side of the burn
after about 1hour 20min the path heads up towards the bealach. The path gets steeper and gets boggy in places. Once I reached the bealach the wind which had been blowing steadily the whole time really picked up making life hard. I reached the top of Conival at twelve and had a quick snack.
A bit of crispy snow on top made the top look impressive. I then headed down through the snow and boulders towards Ben More, wind blowing the whole time and a lot of patchy snow made it feel quite wintry. The last dip before the top of Ben More caught me by surprise but was not as bad as it looked.
I was soon at the summit of Ben More I took a couple of pictures of the amazing views then it was back the way I had come meeting a steady stream of people on there way up. After the usual knee jarring trip down hill I was back at the car park to meet up with John and head back to Elphin for the last night.
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