Ben Hee

Route: Ben Hee, from West Merkland

Corbetts: Ben Hee

Date walked: 18/11/2018

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 12km

Ascent: 800m

Had intended to go elsewhere but some early morning cloud pushed me further north than planned. Ben Hee was one of my back-up options and as it was clearly cloud free I set off there.

Some nice early morning light and easy walking to start with, apart from a bit of a diversion away from the more eroded parts of the path. Eventually I was on the straight-forward plod up onto the broad ridge to the south west of the summit.

I opted to ascend via the slope south east of the summit, to get the best views east and a look into the corrie. The boulder field there was a bit wobbly in places but I suppose if Ben Hee could speak it might have said pot and kettle.

Spent a few minutes admiring the views then set off west to take in the view over Bealach nam Meirleach before descending towards the start of the path in over a mix of heather, grass and the odd boggy area.


ImagewhDSC02657 by John Little, on Flickr
Early light and first view of Ben Stack.

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Up on to the wide ridge to the south west of the summit.

ImagewhDSC02699 by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02713 by John Little, on Flickr
View south over Loch Fiag.

ImagewhDSC02725c by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02754 by John Little, on Flickr
Ben Klibreck.

ImagewhDSC02760 by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02762 by John Little, on Flickr
View south.

ImagewhDSC02776 by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02796 by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02798c by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02810 by John Little, on Flickr
Interesting view of Ben Hope.

ImagewhDSC02820c by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02825 by John Little, on Flickr
Ben More Assynt on right.

ImagewhDSC02826 by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02846c by John Little, on Flickr

ImagewhDSC02879 by John Little, on Flickr
Bealach nam Meirleach.

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