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Ben More via A' Chioch and Beinn Fhada
by ridgerunner » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:11 pm
Route description: Ben More via A' Chioch and Beinn Fhada
Munros included on this walk: Ben More (Mull)
Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Fhada
Date walked: 18/03/2015
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 14.5 km2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Got the 10am ferry from Oban and was slightly worried i would not be able to finish this clockwise circuit in daylight .
There was a bit more snow than i anticipated and i wasnt sure if this was going to make the scrambling unwise.
Decided to go for it and be prepared to turn back if necessary.
Luckily at the foot of A' Chioch met a walker coming down who said it was fine and i wouldnt even need my crampons.
Weather was fantastic and switched to my shorts within 20 minutes of starting.
It was quite soggy until that point but the un-named ridge leading to Bheinn Fhada got rockier and having lots of undulations was good to follow.
There was opportunity for simple scrabling on BF to get warmed up for the next two peaks.
The sun was coming over the top of AC which made it look even steeper.
The scramble up to top of AC was easy and could keep to the ridge all the way.
There was no snow on the pinacled section of the ridge and very enjoyable scrambling.
Even on the steeper final approach to BM there was only a couple of small sections where the snow covered the ridge .
What a dull descent tho.
Grey ,barren and slatey at first and i was glad i had not come up this way.
Such a glorious day that i actually enjoyed the 20 minute walk back along the road to the car.
Only 5 o'clock so even managed a pint outside at the Salen Hotel bathed still in sun.
by litljortindan » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:24 pm
Excellent stuff and what a day for it. Scratching my head to think when I did this walk but I think maybe 1998.
by simon-b » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:01 pm
Thanks for this, ridgerunner! I'm hoping to do this on Monday or Tuesday. You look to have got great weather for it. A nice report.
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