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Ullapool weekend day 1 in the sun

Ullapool weekend day 1 in the sun


Postby fipriestley » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Route description: Ben More Assynt and Conival

Munros included on this walk: Ben More Assynt, Conival

Date walked: 15/06/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

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A rainbow seemed to follow alongside for the last 5mins to the car park but as we pulled up the sun was shining with just the hilltops still in cloud. Not long started walking in when a walker came past saying it was too windy up there; he'd gone about half way before turning back. However the clouds cleared by the time we reached the summits although the wind was pretty fierce nearing the top of Conival - had to adopt the crouch-walk a few times!
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Half an hour in, looking back to start
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path follows the river
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gaining more height
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across the rocks
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Conival summit in sight, battling gusts of wind by now
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Conival summit view over Loch Assynt
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south view from Conival summit

Lunch break then crossed the ridge to Ben More Assynt. There were 2 tops with cairns, very windy on the left one (summit) and we took the brief detour to the second one just to cover all bases :lol: Route back was the same in reverse so Conival also became the third summit of the day :wink: :lol:
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ridge to Ben More Assynt
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lochans on the left
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Ben More Assynt - visited both cairns (summit is on the left)
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Ben More Assynt summit view
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looking back to Conival
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back down to car park, passed the deer field :)
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Re: Ullapool weekend day 1 in the sun

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:16 pm

You certainly got a better day for these two compared to your Ben Hope & Ben Klibreck trip ! Spent many summer holidays up here in the 70's but haven't been up the hills yet. You've got some great photos of the views - hope to get up here some time... - cheers :D
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Re: Ullapool weekend day 1 in the sun

Postby soulminer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:20 am

Two mountains of character, but they give your boots a bit hard time :wink: The pic of the ridge to BMA shows clearly how boots may suffer on sharp Quartzite.
Walked them twice,so far, but in different directions, once through between Breabeg and Conival and over the South Top first- and the next in the opposite way.
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Re: Ullapool weekend day 1 in the sun

Postby fipriestley » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:00 am

Well worth going back up there Rockhopper! :thumbup:

soulminer wrote:they give your boots a bit hard time
They do that! My boots have taken a bit of a hammering in recent weeks :roll:
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Re: Ullapool weekend day 1 in the sun

Postby Hillwalker and Her » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:32 pm

fipriestley wrote:Well worth going back up there Rockhopper! :thumbup:

soulminer wrote:they give your boots a bit hard time
They do that! My boots have taken a bit of a hammering in recent weeks :roll:

I did these two in 2009 and I'd also done Conival a year earlier. Found Conival a real trek and a pal I was with with turned back before the hanging valley. Glad to reach the top of Conival, but enjoyed the ridge walk over to BMA.........Nice photo's that bring it all back. :D
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