Video of fun:
After an amazing day above the clouds on Ben Lawers, I decided to leave my gear in the car and head back out on the Sunday. Meeting Gerry in Inverlochlaraig, we moved our kit into his car and promptly set off back along the wee road and round to Ben More Farm.
To change these hills into a novel outing we had decided to traverse the hill from here back to Inverlochlarig. The weather was stunning and as we headed up the relentless slopes of Ben More we were in the shelter of the wind but also in the shade. Blue skies dominated and the views back over Glen Dochart were stunning and we soon found we were above the clouds that lay back over the Glens and inland. The sun greeted us as we reached the summit but so did the winds. It was blowing a hoolie and standing still was fun on the summit and start of the descent. Due to this we decided on a lunch break down at the big boulder at the Bealach. Refuelled we set about Munro number two. Stob Binnein always looks super imposing when you are coming off Ben More, however it’s not too bad and we soon found ourselves on the summit The wind was not as bad here so we stopped and took some snaps before heading off towards Inverlochlaraig and the highlight of the route. The long sweeping ridge of Stob Binnein is the best part of the day and wit the Trossachs and SW Highlands spread before us, the views were stunning.
A fine day on the mountain and a new way of traversing it!
some piccies :
Trossachs and Ben Lomond by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Ben Lui by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Glen Dochart by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Trossachs panorama by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Lochan by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
ben lawers by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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