A couple of weekends ago, two members of staff took a little trip up a pair of Scottish Munros.
Graeme Ritchie, our Project Coordinator and Euan Walker, our Commercial Director, accompanied by a friend, left Glasgow in the darkness at 6am & travelled out past Loch Lomond to Crianlarich. They climbed two Munros, both just east of Crianlarich – Ben More and Stob Binnein.
Meaning “the great mountain” in Gaelic – Ben More is a mountain in the southern Highlands of Scotland, near Crianlarich. It is the highest of the so-called Crianlarich Hills to the south-east of the village, and there is no higher land in the British Isles south of Ben More. It is separated from Stob Binnein by the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn, meaning “col between two hills”.
The summit of Ben More is a steep sided triangular pyramid with crags mainly restricted to its South Easterly face. It means a notoriously steep ascent and descent for almost all the walk. There are pathless sections with boggy ground and some dangerous terrain if the route is lost. Higher up the ridges are broad with one avoidable scramble on Ben More.
The weather was good for this time of year and although the summits were above the clouds, the views were still impressive.
The rough terrain, steep climb and snow did not deter the lads from the Curtis Moore team however, they still managed to muster up the energy to visit the local pub for a dram or two once they reached base.
By the description of the two mountains we’re surprised they all made it back in one piece!