/ Ben More (Mull) in winter, conditions? reviews?
Not been that way recently.
It's a big mountain, the tallest Munro south of the Tay. The northern slope down to the road is pretty much uniform. It's reasonably prone to avalanche in the right conditions - some pretty big slides occasionally come off it, so take the usual precautions. Best combined with Stob Binnein as the reascent is much less than doing SB on its own and it's only another couple of km out and back. Watch the descent W from the col between the two, given the recent easterlies - there may be a fair bit of windslab about and it's a steep, runout slope.
Bit of a long day, I'd have thought!
(Hint: re-read the thread title.)
Oh bollocks. Sorry! *slaps wrist, resolves to go to bed and not stare bleary-eyed at the monitor any more...*
Next week or tomorrow?
Snow down to the sea today which is unusual this late in the year, there is also a lot of ice on the hills. It was very cold with gale force winds today so I didn't go for a walk, and there was a lot of spindrift coming off the hill.
Apologies for slight hi-jack but I shall also be at Mull next weekend, I'm guessing my dream of sun soaked beaches and climbing at Erraid may be a little optimistic? :(
It would be fine if you could switch off the wind.
I was on Ben More today .may have ran past you on the way down.
was rather refreshing up there today.and bloody slippy.
Quite a few hardy souls setting off when I got to the bottom
Still fairly white this afternoon, most other hills on the island are free of snow.
were you with a party of young 20 somethings.
or were you the old bloke with the young bloke
or the young bloke(montane top)with the old bloke.
biting wind on the col ,but rather pleasant on the summit.
Remember you lot.did you all come out of that black shiny Fiesta?
Hope I didn`t insult the girl out in front(blonde,Paramo smock);
I mistook her accent (Inverness or Aberdeen she said she was from) ....
I asked her if she was German.
was up in 59 mins .down in 35-40 (gingerish descent coming of summit)
Hope you left a morsel for the Gods at the summit.I usually leave a bit of banana.
i am un-offended!
Das ist gut Anna.
Glad you all enjoyed your Mull trip.
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