Magnificent Mamores 4.

Route: Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean, Mamores

Munros: Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean, Sgurr Eilde Mor

Date walked: 28/10/2018

Time taken: 10.5 hours

Distance: 22km

Ascent: 2020m

Having finally got a good weather forecast we could both take advantage of, we hit the road at 3 o'clock and headed for Kinlochleven to walk 4 of the Mamore range.

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Booted and suited, we left the car at 8.30 and took the muddy trail through the trees and followed the path over Am Cumhann, to take the path around Sgurr Eilde Beag.
The Pap of Glencoe over Kinlochleven.
It's easy going up to the lochan between the Eilde's, and when we got there, a fantastic sight greeted us.
Sgurr Eilde Mor.
Sgurr Eilde Beag & Binnein Mor.
After a quick snack stop, we headed up Sgurr Eilde Mor. After just over 3 hours, we were at the summit.
Treig Munro's from the Ascent.
Stob Choire Claurigh & Stob Ban.
The Ben & CMD.
Sgurr Eilde Mor summit.
Binnein Mor & Beag.
We left the summit and headed down the icy scree run, making for the "shelf" path for Binnein Beag.
Down to the Lochan.
The well defined path made this a lot easier than it might have been, and we were soon at the lochan between the Binneins.
Binnein Beag reflections.
With the icy scree, Binnein Beag took us a bit longer than anticipated, more being careful on the descent.
Sgurr Eilde Mor & Beag.
Ring of Steall Munro's.
Binnein Beag summit.
Grey Corries.
Looking at Binnein Mor, it appeared quite daunting, with no obvious route up, but we watched a solo walker head up the right hand side of Achlais a' Bhinnein Mhoir so decided that was our way too. However, once at the lochans, we decided the left hand, up the scree and grass looked better, so donned our Pogu spikes ( crampons in the car :shock: ) and set off.
Route up Binnein Mor.
Aonach Beag from the lochans.
This route turned out to be quite treacherous and we were more than happy to have the spikes on. We emerged on to the ridge, @ 60m from the summit, so that was a bonus :clap:
Nevis range from Binnein Mor ridge.
Looking down our ascent route.
The effort was worth it though, as the vista that greeted us was truly amazing. Clear views all around and we spent ages trying to identify all the mountains around us, even making out Cairn Toul which, as the crow flies, is about 80km away :D
The top of the Mamores.
Binnein Mor summit.
Next stop, Na Gruagaichean.
The sun was rapidly falling, so we, unfortunately, had to leave and head for the final Munro of Na Gruagaichean. We had planned to do both summits, but light was definitely against us.
Na Gruagaichean summit.
After leaving the summit, we headed quickly down Leachd na h-Aire, before heading down to the road we could make out. By the time we got to the road, it was pitch black, the only saving grace was the beautiful night sky, with the Milky Way really prominent. Followed the Mamore Lodge road down to the B863, using the torches on our phones for help :lol: Eventually got back to the car after a truly wonderful day out. ( 5 hr drive home is a pain though :shock: :thumbdown: )

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Comments: 7

The Grey Corries.

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Stob Ban (Grey Corries), Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh
Date walked: 09/07/2018
Distance: 27.5km
Ascent: 1900m
Views: 252

A Skye Adventure with Skye Adventure.

Attachment(s) Munros: Inaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Date walked: 22/05/2018
Distance: 12.5km
Ascent: 1290m
Comments: 8
Views: 808

Lovely day after wild camp in Cairngorms.

Attachment(s) Munros: Carn a'Mhaim
Date walked: 18/07/2017
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 315m
Comments: 2
Views: 591

Wild camp after a wild day in Cairngorms.

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Mheadhoin, Ben Macdui, Derry Cairngorm
Date walked: 17/07/2017
Distance: 32km
Ascent: 2000m
Comments: 8
Views: 1889

West Side Story.

Attachment(s) Munros: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Geal-charn (Drumochter), Sgairneach Mhor
Date walked: 26/06/2017
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 1200m
Comments: 4
Views: 892

Newtonmore menage a' trois.

Attachment(s) Munros: A' Chailleach (Monadhliath), Carn Dearg (Monadhliath), Carn Sgulain
Date walked: 18/04/2017
Distance: 25km
Ascent: 1000m
Views: 607

Brilliant day in Cairngorms.

Attachment(s) Munros: Bynack More, Cairn Gorm
Date walked: 28/03/2017
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 1450m
Comments: 5
Views: 1356

Blown about on Beinn a' Bheithir

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgorr Dhearg (Beinn a'Bheithir), Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a'Bheithir)
Date walked: 13/02/2017
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 1250m
Comments: 12
Views: 1408

Grisedale round from Patterdale.

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Arnison Crag, Birkhouse Moor, Birks, Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag
Hewitts: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag
Date walked: 21/01/2017
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 1700m
Comments: 10
Views: 1386


Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: Clachaig
Mountain: Bidean nam Bian
Place: Wester Ross
Gear: GPS
Member: None
Camera: Panasonic TZ80
Ideal day out: Any type as long as the weather is good!!!!

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