Ivor, Nettle and I had a good day in the Mamores yesterday. Starting from Kinlochleven we walked via Loch Eilde Mor and up Sgurr Eilde Mor before dropping down it’s West ridge to head out to and up Binnein Beag. We then climbed the North-East ridge of Binnein Mor taking in some easy scrambling in the upper narrow section before descending over it’s South Top and Sgor Eilde Beag.
A pleasant route with a lot of ascent and some stiff climbs linked by good stalker’s paths. The weather was pretty much as forecast with rain holding off until late afternoon and a brief sleet shower on Binnein Mor. The hills are currently very wet with streams up.
I was out in the Mamores yesterday with a Falkirk High Tops Team of Cath, Marian, Sandra and Tom. I wasn’t sure about the situation with driving up to Mamore Lodge, so we walked up from Kinnlochleven. With a strongish Southerly wind forecast we headed up Sgor Eilde Beag first in order to have the wind at our backs on the higher ground. This worked well and gave an excellent high level ridge along to the summit of Binnein Mor.
We then scrambled down it’s North-East ridge, which is craggy in places and would require considerable care in descent if the quartzite was wet. We then headed up Binnein Beag, which stands on it’s own and hence gives superb views.
After returning to the bealach we used the very good stalkers path via Coire an Lochain to return to Kinlochleven. A long day on quiet hills, with some strong winds at times, but with excellent views and the sound of stags bellowing for company.