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Stob Binnein, Ben More & Morrissey

Stob Binnein, Ben More & Morrissey

Postby MScates83 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:45 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben More, Stob Binnein

Date walked: 05/08/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 15 km

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I set off at 6am & was back in the house by ten past as I remembered I had left my boots in the house, great start to the day. Once I had everything I headed off with Morrissey's new album for company. I arrived at the car park just after 7.30 to find someone had the same idea as me to start early. Right enough as I made way over the style I could just make out someone half way up the steep slope. I had done a bit of reading on Ben More and Stob Binnein on this website & a few folk had commented that attacking the two from the south was the easier option but it did involve a steep incline at the very start, how true those reports were!

I made it to the top of Stob Binnein within two hours though visibility was next to nothing (just my luck, the same can be said of my view from Ben Vorlich 9 days previous). I was in two minds about heading on to Ben More & had started to head back the way I came when I did a u-turn & headed for Ben More. As I headed down to the saddle in between both peaks the cloud started to lift & I could make out Ben More, within a hour as I was at the top of my second Munro of the day, both conquered before midday.

From here I decided to head down to the saddle in between the two peaks and follow that into the valley where I could pick up the trail along Inverlochlarig Burn. Finally I made it back to the car & another listen to Morrissey sing about Neal Cassady dropping down dead & 'Earth is the loneliest planet' on the journey back after a cracking day out & happy that I went for Ben More after all.
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Re: Stob Binnein, Ben More & Morrissey

Postby PerthAlly » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:16 pm

Super photos , super hills.

Pity about the trig point graffiti. Not the place for a political statement!
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Re: Stob Binnein, Ben More & Morrissey

Postby Graeme D » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:14 pm

Nice pics! :D
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Re: Stob Binnein, Ben More & Morrissey

Postby AnnieMacD » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:49 pm

Love that first photo. Great job!
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Re: Stob Binnein, Ben More & Morrissey

Postby SecretSquirrel » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:00 am

Sounds like a similar experience to me when I did this route. Weather was about the same and views were zero (except from the bealach and below). From about the wee lochan to the top of Stob Binnein, I had a little mantra looping in my head of "Stob(stop?) and NO More.". But, like us all, reaching the first summit of the day gave me a boost and I continued on to "Stob AND More" :D

Good to see you got both hills :D Love the pics :clap:
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