The Mamores - Day 1

Date: 23/08/2003
Height: 1100m
Distance: No record
Grid: NN23106580 (Sgurr Eilde Mor), NN22206770 (Binnein Beag)
Companions: Dougie
Weather: Excellent - very sunny, mild evening

Drove up to Scotland (from Newbury) after work on a Friday. Picked up Dougie on the Saturday morning and drove to Glen Nevis.

Left Glen Nevis car park at 16:00 and walked along the path through Glen Nevis towards Tom an Elite. Branched off and headed for the hut area (bealach) between Binnein Mor and Binnein Beag.

When we got there we left our sacks and climbed to the summit of Binnein Beag. Spent 30 minutes admiring the incredible view – we could see every ‘top’ for miles in all directions.

Headed back following the stalkers path to Coire an Lochan where we arrived at 20:00. As it was still very light we decided to head to the summit which only took around 30 minutes. Again, we spent 30 minutes admiring the view before heading back to the Coire for a wild camp.

The campsite was a fantastic setting, by a small lochan, only let down by horrendous midges in the morning. Fully clothed, all skin covered, midge nets on while we packed up the tent in the morning.

The next day was '’The Mamores – Day 2’

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