Ben More

Summary for Ben More

Ben More is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Loch Lomond to Loch Tay as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Crianlarich )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1174 metres / 3852 feetNN432244Ben MoreGreat mountain / Big hill
LocationAccess
Loch Lomond to Loch TayBenmore Farm, tel: 01838 400286
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Ben More is the highest mountain in Britain south of Strathtay and also the highest of the so-called Crianlarich Hills to the south-east of the village. It is separated from Stob Binnein by the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn, meaning "col between two hills". The peak is one of the most well known hills and is recognisable from many view points and together along with it's neighbour appears as identical twin summits.

The favoured route up Ben More & Stob Binnein starts about 100m east of Benmore Farm on the A85. Initially one should follow the path leading up Benmore Burn, before leaving this path and heading up the northwest ridge of Ben More. The ridge is unrelentingly steep, rising 1,000 metres in about 2½ kilometres. The northeast ridge may prove a preferable alternative, being craggier and less steep. To reach this the walker should follow the burn of Allt Coire Chaorach, before striking for the ridge of Sròn nam Fòirsairean once clear of the forestry that cloaks the lower slopes of this side of Ben More. This route is around 5 km long.

Ben More is often climbed in conjunction with Stob Binnein by descending to the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn and then on to the second peak. Descent may be made from the col direct to Benmore Burn.

Owing to the altitude of Ben More on a good clear day The Cairngorms can be seen far away to the north east. Also on the west the isles Rum & Jura can be distinguished on the glistening sea.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Ben More is Seventy-Three

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