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ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng


Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:08 pm

Route description: Ben More and Stob Binnein

Munros included on this walk: Ben More, Stob Binnein

Date walked: 03/10/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 1320m

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Leave gammy legs house at 7am and on the road to ben more farm,set off from sign for ben more next to road,2nd time for me up ben more gammy's first,so know there is a steep climb up the north face with a slightly visible path so i packed light today and took my day bag,we follow the winding farm track up to the gate and cross over and start to climb ben more the path is more visible due to the heavy rainfall,after an hour of putting the hood up and down i am saturated with water and so is gammy,i tell him not long until we hit the brick wall (on the hill i mean :lol: ),gammy puts another dry base layer on for warmth and we have a quick mug of soup ,we start climbing again following the stream that was running down the path we get to the wall and the path is more visible our spirits are lifted slightly i tell gammy not long now mate lets push on up,the mist is coming and going and the large summit cairn is seen :D ,there is small shows of sunshine and blue skies it doesnt really help as we are soaked,we drop down from ben more to the bealach ,there is a huge mass of rock that we sheltered behind for more fuel(jelly babies etc :D ),this is also the start of the path down from the bealach to benmore burn. after our grub we left our rucksacks behind and headed up the slopes of stob binnein after 40-45min we were at the summit no views so a quick photo and down to the huge rock at bealach,quick change wet jacket off, fleece on and we start the descend down a vey boggy path down to benmore burn (think gammy spent more time on his backside on way down) we reach benmore burn the path is mega boggy until we reach the farm track,which leads back to start.a freezing day with 3hours of rain to drench us but not dampen our day to much.
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gate at top of farm track,ben more in front
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just make out path on slopes
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gammy on the stream
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gammy on path up past brick wall
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gammy on way to cairn
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ben more summit
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praying for sunshine yeah rite
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first view of bealach
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stob binnein
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view back to ben more
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stob binnein summit
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gammy falling down path to benmore burn
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a look back up path
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the day gets better as we near the car ah well
Last edited by JB likes a beer on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:28 pm

Hya JB, sounds like you and Gammy got a lot out of this walk despite the crappy weather. Its good to have a good chum to walk with, keeps each other's morale up when you feel like just turning back...
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:45 pm

Merry-walker wrote:Hya JB, sounds like you and Gammy got a lot out of this walk despite the crappy weather. Its good to have a good chum to walk with, keeps each other's morale up when you feel like just turning back...


hey merry walker,yeah im sure if gammy wasnt there my brain would have been telling me to turn back :lol:
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:48 pm

and would you have? if he wasn't there?
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:54 pm

Merry-walker wrote:and would you have? if he wasn't there?


of course not,i couldnt have got any wetter or colder anyway :lol:
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:59 pm

bet you guys have a right laugh, on your walks
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:01 pm

Merry-walker wrote:bet you guys have a right laugh, on your walks


yes but the first hour of this walk wasnt funny :lol:
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:05 pm

true, getting soaked to the skin isn't fun is it :)
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:40 pm

Glad you felt the same as me on Sunday,also glad we kept going and finished the job,cant believe you got a pic of me falling,mind you,with all the tumbles I took,would be hard not to capture at least one mate,you want to see the size of the lump on my right knee :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:50 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Glad you felt the same as me on Sunday,also glad we kept going and finished the job,cant believe you got a pic of me falling,mind you,with all the tumbles I took,would be hard not to capture at least one mate,you want to see the size of the lump on my right knee :lol: :lol: :lol:


yeah the old thighs feel a bit tight :lol: ,you got a sore one coming down off ben more :shock:
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby Alan S » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:18 pm

A good pair of reports by you and Gammy leg,wish i had been there to see him fall :lol: but not sad that i missed that weather :wink: anyway i got better weather when i was up there myself :)
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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby jonny616 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:25 pm

Hi JB

Well done to both you & Gammy. I've had two fails on Ben More both snow related. Ended up doing them both seperatly.

The weather is ment to be good this weekend so you could always go up again :lol:

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Re: ben more and stob binnein fffffffffrrrreeeezziinnng

Postby JB likes a beer » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:48 pm

jonny616 wrote:Hi JB

Well done to both you & Gammy. I've had two fails on Ben More both snow related. Ended up doing them both seperatly.

The weather is ment to be good this weekend so you could always go up again :lol:

Regards

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hi jonny first time i did ben more it was in the snow,heart was pounding as it was my first time doing a munro in deep snow and i had no crampons :oops: at the time, if i could sneak out i would go up again :lol: ,all the best for your 3rd time 8)
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