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Ben More [Crianlarich] & Stob Binnein
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1564 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
5.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
14.53 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

The initial steep ascent on grass, leads to an excellent high level walk on a gentle inclines to the summit of Stob Binnein. The descent and subsequent ascent of Ben More are on easy slopes.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Balquhidder

From Balquhidder (near A84) travel W on minor road to car park at picnic site on left just before Inverlochlarig Farm.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,564 metres. Allow 5.5 hours to complete this 14.53 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from carpark at picnic site
  NN44521845 Distance
135 m
Ascend N on steep slope to Stob Invercarnaig
NN44371985 Distance
1.42 km
720 m
Continue N on easier incline to minor top above Creag Artair
NN44332059 Distance
0.75 km
865 m
Follow ridge (Na Staidhrichean) NNW to Stob Coire an Lochain
NN43842207 Distance
1.61 km
1068 m
Continue NNW to summit of Stob Binnean
NN43482276 Distance
0.82 km
1165 m
Descend NNW to Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn
NN43252357 Distance
0.88 km
860 m
Ascend N to summit of Ben More
NN43262445 Distance
0.93 km
1174 m
Return S to bealach
NN43252357 Distance
0.88 km
500 m
Descend W turning SW to Inverlochlarig Glen
NN42162264 Distance
1.40 km
860 m
Head S through glen to reach track by Inverlochlarig Burn
NN42722079 Distance
2.05 km
340 m
Follow track S to Inverlochlarig
NN43781814 Distance
2.80 km
135 m
At Inverlochlarig bear ENE to car park
NN44521845 Distance
0.99 km
135 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Oss
by Metcheck
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Rating & Reviews

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Written by Marc Lang on 31 May 2010:
Climed this on 30th May. The initial climb from the car park up to the 700m mark was pretty steep, but once at the 700m mark it leveled out to a gradual slope. The walk from there to the summit of Stob Binnein was excellent. The descend and final climb to top of Ben More was tough. Steep with little reprieve! Descended as per route, down to the bealach and headed WSW along the side of Stob Binnien into the glen. Glen was very impressive. if walking on a wet day it could be very marshy!
Written by Chris Mennim on 29 May 2005:
Attempted this route on May 28th 2005. Extreme winds and rain made the summit of Stob Binnein quite wild. Soaked through - we decided to leave Ben More for a day when we could get the views. Returned via Inverlochlarig glen. As had been said, the ground is fairly boggy but quite firm just below the surface so walking was easy and we never sank over our ankles. Great views in this glen. We crossed to the West side of Inverlochlarig Burn at the start so as to meet the path later. One tributary (NN424210) was swolen (heavy rain all day) and 4 of us waded it while 1 managed to jump it.
Written by John Sheehy on 25 Jul 2004:
I tackled this route on an exceedingly windy day, and had quite an exciting time on the two summits. No visibility at all and quite wild really. As a result I opted for the alternative descent via Bealach-eadar-dha-Beinn SW to the head of Benmore Glen. It was quite boggy but very manageable. Inverlochlarig Glen was a very pleasant, easy walk out to the track west of the Inverlochlarig Burn. The two glens are full of wildlife, and I had a real close up (40 metres) of a herd of some 40 deer. A good route out.
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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