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Is it the one near Stob Binean? If so it's a bit of a slog.

Think so.

I quite like discouraging slogs anyway. It wont bother me. I hope its pissing down too.

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Think so.

I quite like discouraging slogs anyway. It wont bother me. I hope its pissing down too.

Fair enough. I haven't climbed it, but a mate of mine climbed the both of them. Said that Ben More isn't an interesting hill at all - it's a straight up, straight back down job. You can be at the summit in an hour and a half if you're fit.

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Thurs 10th Sept – Beinn Dhubchraig and Ben Oss

Friday 11th Sept – Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a’ Chreachain

Got these wee badgers today and tomorrow and the weather is meant to be great.

Ben More is sucide material. When you're at the top you'll have wished you'd gone to the garden centre with the wife instead.

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Two pieces of news for us hillwalkers -

1. The landslip and road closure on the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful - means I'll not be doing Beinn Bhuidhe any day soon. Quite glad I'd notched up all of the Arrochars ages ago.

2. The impending change to the list of Munros. Tomorrow at 2.30pm the SMC are holding a news conference.

The list will be amended - the 3 smallest Munros (including Ben Vane) have been re-measured. Given that 2 high Corbetts were found to be smaller than thought a couple of years ago (when many expected a promotion to Munro height), it is likely we will be losing one or more, although Cameron McNeish says that there is to be a promotion also (dunno if it's a Munro top or a Corbett, though).

Watch this space.

One less Munro, no other changes.

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Wonder if anyone climbed the demoted one today?

Go up a Munro and come down a Corbett......

Glad Ben Vane stays put - saves me from having to say my first Munro was Ben Lomond.

Less chuffed that they've moved the true summit a smidgin. :o

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Doing Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich tomorrow, then Stob a' Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar on Friday.

Saw the latter two from the summit last week and they looked really daunting, so thought I'd give them a go.

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My plan is to do Carn a'Chlamain on Sunday which will complete the Blair Atholl munros for me. By the looks of the map, I left the easiest to last!

I'm planning to test my bike's off road capabilities and cycle up Glen Tilt to the bottom which should half the time. I've cycled up as far as Gilbert Bridge before so I know the path's an easy cycle. Just got to remember and avoid the firing range because it's active on Sunday!

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My plan is to do Carn a'Chlamain on Sunday which will complete the Blair Atholl munros for me. By the looks of the map, I left the easiest to last!

I'm going to move into that area next.

I've done all the Arrochar Alps and pretty much all the hills around Crianlarich/Tyndrum/Bridge of Orchy as well as a smattering of random ones here and there.

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I'm going to move into that area next.

I've done all the Arrochar Alps and pretty much all the hills around Crianlarich/Tyndrum/Bridge of Orchy as well as a smattering of random ones here and there.

I need to investigate that area a bit more thoroughly, I've only done the WHW route.

Blair Atholl area is great, amazing views from the top of Beinn Dearg and Carn nan Gabhar (not sure about Carn Liath because I couldn't see anything for cloud). The camping site beside the Castle is top notch and I'm partial to a pint of the local "Braveheart Ale" :D I fancy doing Schiehallion in winter time, which would be the last Munro in the Perthshire area I think.

Not sure where I'll go after Blair Atholl. Probably head to Dalwhinnie and do Ben Alder, Aonach Beag etc via Culra. Always fancied doing The Fara too, apparently there's a wee bit scrambling involved if you approach via the Dirc Mhor.

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You should head up to Braemar and do the Cairngorms from the South, as from the end of the road you need to cycle a good few miles up to Derry Lodge to actually begin the climbs.

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You should head up to Braemar and do the Cairngorms from the South, as from the end of the road you need to cycle a good few miles up to Derry Lodge to actually begin the climbs.

I've walked from Braemar to Rothiemurchus via the Lairig Ghru, stayed in the Rothiemurchus Lodge then round Cairngorm and back to Braemar via Glen Derry. I could do something similar but actually do some climbs this time. I'll need to speak to the Lodge nicely though since I've left the RNR since I did that walk!

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Ben More was indeed an almighty slog. Well worth it once we got to the top though. The views are fantastic. But I'll never be back! :lol:

And we also went across and did Beinn St???? whatever Thought we might as well when we were there anyway.

edit to add... Stob Binnein.

Had to go and look it up.

Edited by Reynard

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have any of you reached the promised land and experienced a cloud inversion?

i certainly have not.

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I am clueless about many things in life, including Hillwalking. What's the difference between a Munro, and a Glen?

I did four of the Angus Glens' in the Summe, and fairly enjoyed it, but I suppose you need all the kit for attemping it round the Highlands etc?

Anyone know any good sites for Beginners?

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I am clueless about many things in life, including Hillwalking. What's the difference between a Munro, and a Glen?

I did four of the Angus Glens' in the Summe, and fairly enjoyed it, but I suppose you need all the kit for attemping it round the Highlands etc?

Anyone know any good sites for Beginners?

The different hills in Scotland have different names depending on their height.

Graham - 2,000 to 2,499 feet

Corbett - 2,500 to 2,999 feet

Munro - 3,000 feet or over

A Glen isn't a hill, it's a gap between hills. It can often have a river running through it.

A good site is Munro Magic.

You need decent kit for any hill climb, not just in the highlands. Loads of the Munros are within two or three hours' drive of Central Scotland and you can do these in a day - lunch, water, waterproofs, warm and dry clothing, map and compass (even if you have GPS), boots, clothing, thermals etc.. For ones where you can't do them in a day you need a decent wind/waterproof tent.

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Cheers Gaz, much obliged for that wee explination and website. I'm away to get reading up.

I really enjoyed doing those Glens over the summer.

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I'm sorry, I thought I was supposed to go on a hillwalk today. Instead, I decided to take my own route up and ended up rock climbing.

To make things worse, in frustration I threw my bag off what looked like a small ledge and it turned out to be a rather massive drop. 30 mins later and I had my bag back, along with no skin left in my arms and hands.

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My plan is to do Carn a'Chlamain on Sunday which will complete the Blair Atholl munros for me. By the looks of the map, I left the easiest to last!

I'm planning to test my bike's off road capabilities and cycle up Glen Tilt to the bottom which should half the time. I've cycled up as far as Gilbert Bridge before so I know the path's an easy cycle. Just got to remember and avoid the firing range because it's active on Sunday!

It's not the most difficult, but in my opinion it's one of the nicest hill walks in the area. It's a really nice shapely hill, which you'll apreciate as you get close to it if the weather is good. I don't think you'll have any bother with the firing range - where you branch off the main track and cut up the hillside is well beyond that, and even if you come down on the West side you'll still be well away from it. We did the Corbett to the West of it - whose name I can't remember - a couple of months back, and we didn't go near the range even for that. One thing I remember from that one is that the legs got a bit of a shock, going from a nice easy fairly flat path up Glen Tilt, to a pretty steep start to the climb, just like that.

I'm missing my hillwalking just now - this ridiculous flatness where I'm staying just now just isn't good!

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