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Ben More

Ben More


Postby Macgerbil » Wed May 19, 2010 7:35 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben More

Date walked: 19/05/2010

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 1100m

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09:00 started at car park just east of Ben More farm, walked back to farm and picked up sign post which leads onto farm track which winds up to gate. Continued on along path until just short of hanging corrie. There was a minor mud slide so started up onto hill just before this and kept to the side of it. Eventually picked up path which runs alongside dry stone wall and leads up to summit.11:00
On way down followed path and when it faded headed more NW to come back onto farm track just at gate and then back to car. 12:30
Dull and overcast day with low cloud from about 2000ft all way to top where it didn't break and there were no views.
Not a bad day, met 2 lads from Kilmarnock and a couple from Czech republic having driven over on holiday.
Glad to have done it and pleased with the time. Will do Stob Binnein and Ben More again from Inverlochlarig in nicer weather.
Last edited by Macgerbil on Wed May 19, 2010 7:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Ben More

Postby skuk007 » Wed May 19, 2010 7:41 pm

Hi Macgerbil,
That looks an impressive time, am hoping to do this tomorrow with Stob Binnein. It looks steep!
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Re: Ben More

Postby Macgerbil » Wed May 19, 2010 7:49 pm

Not so bad once you pick up the path. Hope you get less cloud than i had today. There are a few alternative routes, either go from Inverlochlarig in the south(which i will try next time), or keep on the path and go right up to the head of the benmore burn, then head up onto Stob Binnein via Creagan Liatha and Stob Coire an Lochain. Then head north to Ben More via Bealach eader dha Bheinn.
Good luck, i will watch for your post.
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