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Ben More (Crianlarich)

Ben More (Crianlarich)


Postby MunroMadMen » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:09 am

Munros included on this walk: Ben More

Date walked: 18/05/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

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There are a few experienced climbers amongst us and a few with not to much experience but all have a great sense of humour and enjoy nothing more than a good day out with plenty of banter. We decided our first Munro for the group would be Ben More (Crianlarich) Straight up the North Face no messing around :wink:
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Me soaking up the rain
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Is that the top
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Only one way
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The day started dry however low level cloud promised to either soak us before we had begun or would catch us half way up. Surprisingly the weather remained dry however the cloud barely lifted throughout the day so the views we had hoped to witness escaped us however this did not dampen the day and the great time we had climbing which in no doubt is one of the best Mountains in Scotland. We climbed at a good pace considering the varying levels of fitness in the group and to a degree more or less stumbled on the summit due to the fact it was covered in cloud and visibility was poor
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Photo Shoot
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Summit
snow surrounded us at points which was to become the start of an epic snowball fight resulting in a well battered group at the end, the only thing for it was to get the hip flasks out and toast a dram to the Mountain. from there the intention was to cover Stob Binnien however after lunch the cloud had failed to lift and a few of the group were feeling the climb in there legs so we decided to head back down into the valley and stroll back to the transport
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Group Pic
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. The walk back was a good laugh as we each tried our best to keep our feet on the wet grassy slopes, no chance it was like climbers on ice. What a day out & what a Mountain. Now looking at another climb in the coming days and will keep them posted.

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Re: Ben More

Postby rockhopper » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:59 pm

Pity about the weather but looks like you all enjoyed it !
Straight up from the north can be hard going - well done all - cheers :)
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Re: Ben More

Postby MunroMadMen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:51 am

Cheers,

Yeah was tough for a 1st Munro but what a buzz it has given me, now trying to work out how I can fit them all in before the body roll's over and gives in lol :lol:
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Re: Ben More

Postby dogplodder » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:09 am

Well done on this one for a first! :clap:

If you enjoyed it without the views think how much better it'll be when you get them! :D
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Re: Ben More

Postby MunroMadMen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:28 am

Very true Dogplodder :wink:

The intention was to cover a few on Monday however one of the guys has decided after looking at the weather report we should head for the Buachaille Etive Mor this coming Monday 16th, weather report shows it to be a scorcher so the views he has told me are outstanding, a wee dram at the top and chill and take in the sights

Can't wait, buzzing already :)
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Re: Ben More

Postby MunroMadMen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:12 pm

dogplodder wrote:Well done on this one for a first! :clap:

If you enjoyed it without the views think how much better it'll be when you get them! :D


Buachaille Etive Mor it is (Mon 16th) :D
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