Tuesday, April 24, 2007

25. Ben More (Mull) (189) (16/04/2007)

Setting off from the shores of the loch, it looked to be a good warm sunny day to climb Mull's only Munro. The first hour or so was spent tramping over damp grass, before a preper path emerges. We had decided to opt for the simple route, though one can take the slightly more adventurous option of coming in from the north along a high level ridge. So our path wound up the grass and then scree sloped of the western shoulder. Unfortunately, the small patch of cloud which hid the summit as we began the walk was still there when we reached it at about 800m. It wasn't too thick and we were able to get glimpses through it at the top, but it did mean that our view of the western isles was blocked. The view from 800m was excellent, though. We were also a little surprised that the walk took us less than 4 hours.
A glimpse of the ridge from the top
Jo just below the cloud

View from a nearby nobble a few days later. Our climb started on the far right and followed the skyline to the summit.

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