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Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor

Excellent walking in an outstanding location.

Ben Starav (1078) will be ascended via the long and unrelenting NE ridge.

The route then follows the connecting ridge to Glas Bheinn Mor dropping to 766m at the intervening col. The descent off Ben Starav is steep and rocky requiring some easy but airy scrambling in places.

Beyond the col the going is easier on a broad easier angled ridge leading to the summit of Glas Bheinn Mor (997m) and on our descent route following the Allt Mheuran from the col at 738m.


Walk date:
Friday 10th May, 2024
Walk leader:
Ken and Alison Clarke
Walk start time:
9:00 am
Walk end time:
5:30 pm (estimated)
Extra Hard
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
16 km / 1423 m / 1078 m
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.
Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

Walk duration - 8/9 hours. This is a strenuous walk on rough and rocky hills with a tough ascent from sea level requiring a good degree of fitness. The descent to the bealach separating the two hills is steep and airy -easy scrambling but requiring good head for heights and confidence on steep ground. Be prepared for a longish day and take plenty of snacks /fluids

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.

1. Risk.
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.

2. Children.
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.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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