The two highest mountains in the wild country of Assynt in the North East. Fantastic views and an interesting and ankle aching walk to the summits.
Meaning: Big Hill of Assynt
Munro Region: Coigach to Cape Wrath
Munro Number: 140
Height in Metres: 998
Height in Feet: 3274
These two mountains are the highest in the wild country of Assynt, situated about 6 kilometres east of Inchnadamph. On their upper slopes they are covered by rough angular quartzite stones and boulders which give quite hard walking along the broad ridges of these two hills. A feature of non-climbing interest in the area are the caves in Gleann Dubh near the River Traligill. They are worth a visit, but a torch should be taken if any attempt is made to go into them.
The ascent is made from Inchnadamph, going along the track on the north side of the River Traligill to Glenbain. Continue up Gleann Dubh on the north side of the river and beyond a small wood make a rising traverse to reach the col between Beinn an Fhurain and Conival. From there climb south up the ridge of Conival over quartzite stones and scree to the more level crest leading to the summit. Descend east along a stony ridge, with one narrow section, to the flat summit of Ben More Assynt.
OS Sheet 15; 318201
Print Monday, 18 November 2013