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Ben More Assynt


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.
998 m (3274 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.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
141 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Big hill of the rocky ridge

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  15   Loch Assynt, Lochinver & Kylesku

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

Ben More Assynt and Conival are two mountains connected by a high ridge and consequently climbed together.

Ben More Assynt is the more complex of the two with two tops (998m and 960m) linked by a narrow rocky ridge for those with a head for exposure.

From the N top which is the summit, ridges run W to Conival and NE curving SSE around Coire Reidh. From the South Top (960m) a ridge continues S to Carn nan Conbhairean (868m) after which the slopes become easier allowing a return via Dubh Loch Mor through the narrow bealach between Conival and Breabag Tarsuinn to Gleann Dubh.

Hazards you may encounter on Ben More Assynt include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Ben More Assynt Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ben More Assynt.

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 Routes that include Ben More Assynt
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1285 m 17.45 km 6 hrs Ben More Assynt and Conival  Moderate route with scree and crags.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ben More Assynt

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Roy and John - we could be anywhere.

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Top of Ben More Assynt 25.10.13

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

On top of Ben More with Quinag in the background.

© Steve Marlow

Image by Steve Marlow

Self-portrait as there was only me up there - I don't really have a giant head.

© Nick Bulbeck

Image by Nick Bulbeck
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Recently Climbed By
Alasdair Cairns on 31 Aug 2023
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Ben More Assynt and Conival
by Alan Parker
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by Brian Doolan
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by Alasdair Cairns
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by Graham Gaw
Ben More Assynt and Conival
by Markus Wirth
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by William McGilvray
Ben More Assynt and Conival
by Douglas Mason
Ben More Assynt and Conival
by Phillip Ferguson
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by Brian Howarth

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Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
June 26, 2010
Very good connecting ridge to BMA's South Top. Not one to do carelessly, though... has a couple of tricky moments!
Jim Brown
wrote on
August 23, 2005
I climbed Ben More Assynt and Conival on Thursday 11th August 2005 and had to endure a Midge experience that left me bealing. Once I gained a bit of height the midge problem vanished, thank goodness! The walk up the River Traligill was excellent with Dippers and Wagtails entertaining me.The walk up on to the bealach below Conival was very heavy going,the quagmire was difficult to negotiate. At this point a pea souper had descended on the ridge.With map and compass it was still an enjoyable climb to Conival and Ben More.It was very slippy underfoot on the bare rock. A good descent, a good day out
Marc Day
wrote on
September 7, 2004
I did this and Conival the week before Christmas 03, and it was quite an adventure. Get to the hill early in winter and be careful of deer on the roads when driving to the car park (there were lots). Followed the burn to a steep shelf of rock, then on to the top of Conival, and go East from here. The ridge was amazingly windy, and had to do it on hands and knees in some parts. Not much snow, but intensely cold. One of character building hills!

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