Ben More Assynt & Conival -gale force winds & amazing views

Route: Ben More Assynt and Conival

Munros: Ben More Assynt, Conival

Date walked: 31/10/2020

Distance: 17.25km

The weather is rotten, so I have been going through old video footage that I had on an old SD card and hadn’t got round to touching. I actually forgot how changeable the weather was and how wild the wind was that weekend! There were dozens and dozens of deer across the mountain side on the way up with a some absolutely beautiful stags. Hard to make out the ones off in the distance, but the deer that were near us didn’t seem too phased at all!

As we sat (taking shelter) on the summit of Conival, the wind dropped and the clouds cleared to offer the most amazing vistas! On the route between the two munros the wind was ferocious and the cloud was in, but the stark contrast in conditions throughout the day made it a pretty cool one. On the way down, it was beautiful sunshine and views across Assynt all the way!

It was weekend trip with 4/5th of the team heading to Nepal for our Everest Base Camp Trip the following month. Bit of all weathers on this one: with no views, then great views…… Sunshine, then rain….. Calm still conditions, then gale force winds…... Pretty awesome day!

Starting point was the car park by Inchnadamph hotel and followed we followed the standard walkhighlands route.

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