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Ben More [Isle of Mull]


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
966 m (3169 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
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189 of 282 Munros
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Big hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  48   Iona & West Mull, Ulva

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Ben More on Mull is the only Munro on an island other than Skye. It is a splendid mountain with narrow ridges and some scrambling opportunities.

The summit lies at the intersection of three ridges, a short and very narrow ridge NE to A' Chioch, a S ridge curving SW to Maol nan Damh, and a NW ridge which splits to give branches WNW and NW enclosing Coire nam Fuaran.

The slopes are generally moderate lower down becoming steeper and craggier higher up. The summit is of rock and scree.

Normal ascent routes are from Gleann na Beinne Fada to the col between Beinn Fhada and A' Chioch or on the WNW branch of the NW ridge via the path from Dhiseig.

Hazards you may encounter on Ben More [Isle of Mull] include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1180 m 12.25 km 4.5 hrs Ben More [Isle of Mull]  Moderate with some scrambling required.  

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Me with Annemarie, Andrew, Gerry , John, Toto, Spud and Ron on my final Munro on 22/8/2015

© Margaret Spalding

Image by Margaret Spalding

Tam and me on a cold and very windy Ben More summit, 25th July 2010

© Michael Hill

Image by Michael Hill

Top of Ben More (Isle of Mull)

© Michael Jack Hawkins

Image by Michael Jack Hawkins

On the summit of Ben More 12/10/2009

© john wells

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John Fulton
wrote on
November 4, 2007
This was my first Munro and if I had known prior to starting how tough the A’Chioch route was going to be I would have gone for the Dhiseig route instead. I am delighted now that I have completed it that I selected the route I did. The day we walked this route the ground was very boggy for the first 300 mtrs of ascent but dried out considerably after that. The Ridge to A’Chioch and on to Ben More was stunning and also fairly challenging for a novice. No Views from the top but delighted to have completed my first Munro after a 20 year absence from the hills.
Geoff Brison
wrote on
August 2, 2005
Easy ascent to A'Chioch, and cracking ridge walk up to the summit - went for a direct route on the way down, too far to the right, ending up on steep tussocky ground - it would have been quicker to follow the ridge down to the road, turn right and walk the mile back to the motor! Outstanding views none the less, and a good day out - easily back in the pub in Salen for 7pm...
Andy Johns
wrote on
October 28, 2004
Climbed in perfect conditions on Valentine's day 2004. A chilly start, with lots of verglass on the A'Chioch ridge, which had its moments. Stunning views from the top, although the cloudless sky now had bits of mist floating by. Rapid descent NW down Abhainn Dhiseig - an ascent this way would be far less interesting - go for A'Chioch ridge! Back in time for Roast lunch and then spent the afternoon drinking wine and eating heart-shaped chocolates on the beach at Aros (near Salen) in t-shirt weather (yes! in February). If only Scotland had won the Rugby it would have been a perfect day.
Roy Bradley
wrote on
August 8, 2003
I've been up this hill twice, though never by the A'Chioch ridge, and its one of my favourite mountains in Scotland. For people who have done it before, any maybe want to try a different way up, I recommend the South Ridge. The hill seems much more imposing when seen from there, (especially from across Loch Scridain) and the final section is fairly steep and rocky and worth the effort of not doing it from the North. Which is the main way to climb it.
Kimberley Gibson
wrote on
June 21, 2003
My father and I decided on the A'chioch approach to Ben More. We started the route from the B8035 and followed the Abhainn na h'Uamha past some lovely waterfalls through some very boggy ground up onto the bealach between Beinn Fhada and A'Chioch. Then turned south for a steep pull on a poorly defined path up onto A'Chioch. Then followed the ridge up on to Ben More. The final pull up onto the summit looks daunting but this is the correct way and is not has hard as it looks. We then descended on a well defined path north west down to the farm at Dhiseig.

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