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Ben More (Mull)

Ben More (Mull)


Postby Johnoneill1916 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:07 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben More (Mull)

Date walked: 25/03/2017

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 966m

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Best day of the year so far as me and the dog set off for Dhiseig. Parked the car on the grassy makeshift carpark on the sea side of the road and set off for the summit along the road to the house then on to the field up the side of the burn. From here it was up through the next gate onto slightly more boggy ground although if you hugged the side of the small gorge the path was a bit firmer. After a mile or so we crossed the burn on to stage 2 where it became steeper and a little rougher but the path was generally good.

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Stopping for a wee break on the way up


The hill seems to break its self into 4 natural stages and after a wee break halfway through stage 2 we headed to stage 3 (the steepest stage! :shock: ) and definitely need to work on the fitness and cardio as I had a couple of stops going up this one :lol:

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Nearing the top of stage 2


After the steep stage it was a more gentle short walk on to the summit for a wee coffee break at the rocky shelter and remains of the trig point.

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A wee pose at the top


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Summit Map


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Found a wee bit of snow for Daftarse to play in!


After this it was just to make my way back down to the car after of course giving the dog a wee play in what was left of the snow :lol:
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Re: Ben More (Mull)

Postby Andymac75 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:09 pm

Nice report.

You got Mull on a good day.
was the same today until just below the summit

Nice to see Daftarse in his natural habitat :wink:

Assuming Daftarse is the dog?

:D
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Re: Ben More (Mull)

Postby Johnoneill1916 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:30 pm

Thanks :D Aye her real name is Fraoch but Daftarse is much more apt for her :lol:

Some Cracking views from there even at the lower levels 8)
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Re: Ben More (Mull)

Postby Chris Mac » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:03 am

Andymac75 wrote:Nice report.
Nice to see Daftarse in his natural habitat :wink:

Assuming Daftarse is the dog?
:D

Johnoneill1916 wrote:Thanks :D Aye her real name is Fraoch but Daftarse is much more apt for her :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ben More (Mull)

Postby litljortindan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:38 pm

A classic. Ben More was looking very fine from where I was on the 25th.
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