Ben More and Stob Binnein
from Ben More Farm near Crianlarich
I'd wanted to climb Ben More ever since I saw it during a visit to Crianlarich one October. Then the ridge was covered with ice and there wasn't the slightest possibility we could have climbed it. A visit to Tyndrum in June 2007 and a period of settled weather gave me the opportunity to climb the BIG HILL, and what a steep one it is too! There isn't really any path on the way up so it's a question of head down, slog upwards and pause occasionally for the view and a rest.
The Post Bus has delivered me to the end of the path near Ben More Farm and here I'm leaving the farm on the vehicle track
Looking down towards Crianlarich and Starth Fillan. Ben Lui, Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig dominate the background.
Ben More really is this steep - an unremitting slog to the summit!
Onwards and upwards
A stone dyke is a useful marker
It's a long way down.
The summit cairn of Ben More
Looking down towards Loch Tay from the summit
The view to the south east
Stob Binnein is the next objective - down and then up but nothing like as steep as the path to Ben More
Stob Binnein from the bealach
Stob Binnein summit with Ben More in the distance
Turn left at the bealach for an easier way downto the Allt Garbh
Almost down on to the vehicle track by the Ben More Burn. Then it's a couple of miles along the main road to Crianlarich - luckily there are very broad verges so there's no tarmac bashing.