Ben Lui

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Ben Lui is a graceful peak, considered by many people to be the finest mountain in the Southern Highlands. It offers its best side towards Dalrigh, and approaches from this side can involve a scramble round either rim of its northeastern corrie, but it is more usually climbed from Glen Lochay, a much shorter route.

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Region: Argyll

Altitude: 1130 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh from Glen Lochay

Other routes and challenges

The route above is direct and offers the easy inclusion of Beinn a' Chleibh, but the longer approach up Glen Cononish from Dalrigh reveals the finest aspect of the mountain - the two peaks towering above Coire Gaothach. A dip on the ridge enclosing the right side can be gained from the corrie and offers a scrambling route to Ben Lui.

Climbing all four Munros of the group offers a long but manageable day, usually done as a traverse from Dalrigh to Glen Lochay.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Tyndrum and Dalmally Hotels

Tyndrum and Dalmally B&B

Tyndrum and Dalmally cottages

Argyll Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Ben Lui



Users' walk reports for Ben Lui

There are 7510 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Lui. They have contributed 120 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  27/2/16  30 M4
  25/7/14  19 M4
  19/3/16  17 M2
  20/9/14  17 M4
  25/7/14  14 M2
  26/5/12  11 M4
  28/6/11  11 M2
  22/6/17  10 M2
  28/6/14  10 M6
  29/3/18  9 M7G1
  25/3/17  9 M4
  7/5/16  8 M4
  2/10/15  8 M4
  14/9/13  8 M3
  6/7/19  7 M2
  25/5/17  6 M2
  18/6/16  6 M4
  27/7/11  6 M4
  28/1/11  6 M2
  8/5/17  5 M4
  8/11/14  5 M2
  16/8/14  5 M14
  28/4/14  5 M2
  24/8/13  5 M4
  2/7/11  5 M4
  23/6/19  4 M2
  17/3/19  4 M2
  26/8/17  4 M9
  25/5/17  4 M2
  20/1/17  4 M2
  16/9/16  4 M2
  24/8/14  4 M4
  12/10/13  4 M4
  6/11/11  4 M2
  14/8/08  4 M4
  8/7/17  3 M2
  14/10/15  3 M2
  23/6/15  3 M4
  21/3/15  3 M1
  5/8/12  3 M4
  10/5/10  3 M2
  6/7/19  2 M4
  20/4/19  2 M1
  9/9/18  2 M7
  21/7/18  2 M2
  6/10/17  2 M4
  7/5/17  2 M2
  5/5/17  2 M2
  19/7/16  2 M4
  2/6/16  2 M1
  19/10/15  2 M3
  18/4/15  2 M2
  5/7/14  2 M2
  19/4/14  2 M4
  27/2/13  2 M2
  18/12/12  2 M1
  29/4/12  2 M2
  29/4/12  2 M2
  15/1/12  2 M2
  2/7/11  2 M4
  16/6/11  2 M2
  22/4/11  2 M4
  25/9/10  2 M4
  23/3/09  2 M1
  19/9/20  1 M4
  12/5/19  1 M2
  20/8/18  1 M2
  27/5/18  1 M4
  24/7/17  1 M2
  20/8/16  1 M4
  20/7/16  1 M2
  21/6/15  1 M2
  24/9/14  1 M3
  21/6/14  1 M4
  18/4/14  1 M2
  31/7/13  1 M2
  11/11/12  1 M2
  20/10/12  1 M2
  22/9/12  1 M2
  21/9/12  1 M2
  28/5/12  1 M2
  12/5/12  1 M1
  14/4/12  1 M4
  20/3/12  1 M2
  26/6/11  1 M2
  5/12/10  1 M2
  5/6/10  1 M4C1G1
  1/8/09  1 M4
  11/7/09  1 M2
  29/8/20  0 M3
  25/7/20  0 M2
  27/1/19  0 M1C1
  12/6/18  0 M4
  30/5/18  0 M2
  19/4/16  0 M3
  24/8/15  0 M2
  5/7/14  0 M2
  2/5/14  0 M2
  12/10/13  0 M1
  1/7/13  0 M3
  1/7/13  0 M2
  25/5/13  0 M2
  12/5/12  0 M1
  11/2/12  0 M2
  15/12/11  0 M1
  13/11/11  0 M2
  28/8/11  0 M2
  27/8/11  0 M2
  9/8/11  0 M2
  6/8/11  0 M2
  30/4/11  0 M2
  23/4/11  0 M3
  2/9/10  0 M2
  25/8/10  0 M2
  26/6/10  0 M2
  26/6/10  0 M2
  9/5/10  0 M2
  7/3/10  0 M2
  7/7/09  0 M3
  20/2/09  0 M1

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