Conival and Ben Mor Assynt - WOW!
by Avocetboy » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:46 pm
Route description: Ben More Assynt and Conival
Munros included on this walk: Ben More Assynt, Conival
Date walked: 15/08/2016
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 19.4 km
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The reality is, we did do both and it is arguably the best mountain day we have ever had. By the time we got back to the car, My Strava had logged just short of 20K. We were all tired but exhilarated by what we had achieved. Having done Ben Mor Coigach, The Fiddler, Cul Mor, Suilvan, Canisp, Stach Pollaidh, and Quinag, in my opinion, this is the pick of the bunch in terms of the effort that has to be put in and the rewards it gives you.
Great effort by Moley the dog. Tough work on the ridge for her small legs and, although she made it all the way on her own steam, I did put her in the backpack for the return along the ridge and let her out again once on soft ground!
I won’t bore you with narrative, but will let the pictures tell the story and hope it inspires others to do the same.
by Sunset tripper » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:33 am
Looking towards BMA summit over the scrambly bit of the south ridge.
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by Borderhugh » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:49 am
by Walk cycle » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:01 am
by BobMcBob » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:35 pm
by BoyVertiginous » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:28 pm
Excellent pics of a brilliant day and glad you got them in great weather, always helps to bump a hill(s) up a few places in your rankings. We had a reasonable day on these two and probably not the pick of our bunch (though ST's suggested scramble would no doubt enhance it) but, they're all so good up there, for a variety of reasons.
For example, Quinag (traversed from the NW) probably edges it for me but, love Breabag as well, not because of the hike but, for the views it offers you of all the other iconic summits there.
Anyway, you probably couldn't have chosen a better spell for your holiday, cheers for sharing the photos.
by Avocetboy » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:32 am
Would have been great to descend by the ridge in your photo ST, but would been have pushing my luck with the wife and carter!
Make sure you pick a good day for it BH, its worth it.
Your recent report, WC, was part of my inspiration for doing it, so cheers!
No excuses Bob, go for it
Thanks BV, Breabag did look like an excellent vantage point and is one of the few I have yet to do in the area. Next year, hopefully.
by Stuu666 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:26 am
by dogplodder » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:10 pm