More & Stob Binnein
sheet 51 - starting point Grid ref 414226
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More 1174m - Grid ref 432244
Binnien 1165m - Grid ref 434226
his book "The Munros" Cameron McNeish
starts of with "These hills are the Castor and Pollux of
the the Scottish Highlands....."
What is he talking about? Is this some kind of rhyming slang
or is it an obscure literary reference that I obviously know
Enough said, we had a superb day walking these two hills as for
once the weather was awesome and it wasn't yet midgie season.
The opportunists of the group also took on a spot of downhill
sledging, courtesy of a bivi bag and some waterproof trousers.
starting point is at Ben More farm, where the owner has kindly
put up a sign to the mountain and provided a stile over the
barbed wire fence........much appreciated.
the moment you get out of the car it's clear where you're
going as you can see the full mountain before you. It's
quite an awesome sight and sets the tone of the walk for
the initial climb.
your way up the landrover track for a few hundred metres,
then take a SE bee line for the top heading up the ridge.
Earlier I mentioned the initial climb ....... what I meant
was the continuous climb. The contours tell no lies, this
is a major slog all the way to the peak of Ben More with
no respite whatsoever.
the return home, the easiest way is to back track to the
bealach (GR 433236), then drop down west into the valley
and follow the Benmore Burn back to the farm.
is one of the best days hillwalking I've had. The weather
was perfect, the scenery was fantastic and the company wasn't
too bad either.
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