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Not making it up Ben More
by jonny616 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:18 am
Munros included on this walk: Ben More
Date walked: 27/02/2010
Time taken: 2 hours
Distance: 4 km
Ascent: 420mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Snow was ankle deep as soon as we were off the road, becoming thigh deep very quickly in parts. We looked like a well oiled machine with the lead stepping aside when knackerd they joining on the back.
At about 420 meters we cam across a huge funny looking moud of snow blocking our route, about 200 yards past the gate as the track ( if you can see it) rounds the side of Ben more & as we stood in waist deep snow we realised it was a dump of avalanched snow which when we looked up could see were it had come from.
At this point which should have taken us 20 mins & we had been an hour & a half we decided to turn & head for the car.
Lovely drive to Tydrum with magnificent view, especialy of Ben Lui followed by an excelent breakfast in Paddy's bar & grill before driving back to Glasgow.
When i got home plugged my GPS in & it told me we had taken two & a half hours to go 4k!
Try again next monday.
by allansmitchell » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:58 am
by BethAtTheHug » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:59 am
by jonny616 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:17 pm
BethAtTheHug wrote:This is/was high on my list for this coming weekend! 'Interesting' conditions.
If you have snow shoes you might be ok. A couple of guys we spoke to where taking the direct approach straight up the front & there progress was slow but they were progressing
- mountain coward
by hills » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:03 pm
Nice pictures though.
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