Ben More and Stob Binnein
Strenuous but exhilarating walk taking in two of the best known Munros in the Southern Highlands.
The route follows a well-established path up the unrelentingly steep north side of Ben More to the summit at 1174m. From there we descend to a bealach at 862m before climbing again for 300m to reach Stob Binnein (1165m). The return route is back north to the bealach then dropping west on grassy slopes into Benmore Glen to find a track leading back to the start.
If you would like to see a route map in Google Earth for this walk, please click here to download – Tryst_XH_Ben_More. You will need to have Google Earth downloaded on your PC/tablet in order to view. This file will also show the ‘rise and fall’ of the walk if you choose ‘Edit’, then ‘Show Elevation Profile’.
Walk duration - 7.5hrs The ascent of the north side of Ben More is a sustained steep and demanding climb, and the summit ridges can be very windy. Much of the route is on rough and stony paths, but there are also pathless sections, some of which are often very wet underfoot. There is one avoidable minor scramble.
For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.