Ben More & Stob binnein ( Our first real views )
by pdmclardy » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:15 pm
Route description: Ben More and Stob Binnein
Munros included on this walk: Ben More, Stob Binnein
Date walked: 23/09/2012
Time taken: 7.05 hours
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 1335mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
We set off in good weather from our home in the west coast and arrived at Ben More just before 9am and the summit was shrouded in mist , All the way on the drive up it had looked good and we were looking forward to our first real views as it had been misty on our previous climbs ! . Ah well we set off in the hope that the sun would burn through by the time we got there ( which should be plenty of time as we just plod away being new to all this ) . I had read through some reports on WH and knew it would be a steep ascent and they were not wrong , On the lower part the views back were good
Onwards and upwards the ascent was unrelenting but we just ploded away ! There were more people climbing than i was expecting and most passed us on the way We talked to a couple of climbers Bill & Lyndon who were very helpful in there advise and thoughts >>> Cheers guys !!
We reached the top in just over two and a half hrs ( Not bad for overweight amatuers ) Although the summit was still shrouded in clag it did not dampen our enthusiasm
So a quick cuppa and a bite to eat and it was time for Stob Binnein and as we descended we got our first view of it with the top still shrouded in mist !
The sun burned through real quickly now and the views were stunning ( much better than my ability with a camera )
and soon we were at the summit of Stob Binnein
Up till now i was fine but from the bealach down my wee leggies ( Knees ) took a beating ha ha but we are once again planning our next adventure and .... Luvin It !!!.....
by Fudgie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:27 pm
Good effort though on a very steep pair of hills.
by Graeme D » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:07 pm
by ken reid » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:09 pm
by pdmclardy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:14 am
Thanks Graeme D, I am sure will there will be plenty of clag in future climbs but when it does open up the surrounding views are simply Stunning !
Thanks Ken reid, We are planning doing a whole lot more next year so we are hoping we will get our fair share of good views .....Although we are not finished for this year yet
by Lyndon_Brown » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:40 pm
by dogplodder » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:07 pm
by pdmclardy » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:02 am
Hi dogplodder , there are two ways down from the bealach ! straight down which (i'm told ) is very boggy or you can follow the path around the side of Ben More and traverse down which we did and so did most others who were in front and also some coming from behind !! As said it can be very slippery in places on the steeper parts but i found it better to walk on untrodden grass in those parts as you got a better grip ( old indian trick ha ha )
by garry the arab » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:44 pm
by pdmclardy » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:26 am
Hi garry the arab , glad our weather was not to bad and yes slippy on the way down