The highest point on Mull, and the only island Munro outside Skye, Ben More is a grand rocky peak with huge maritime views. If simply bagging the summit is your priority, then the up-and-back route from the northwest is nice enough; but a full traverse over the satellite summit of A' Chioch and up Ben More's sharp northeast ridge is the classic day out, a top quality hill round with some easy but exposed scrambling.
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Distance: 7.52 miles (12.10 km)
Total ascent: 976m
Time: 6 – 7 hours (Walking)
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Layby near the bridge over the Abhainn na h-Uamha, NM506367
Rough throughout, both boggy and rocky. The scramble over A’ Chioch and Ben More’s northeast ridge is grade 1, borderline grade 2: sticking to the true crest is best for scrambling, while flanking paths on the left can be loose and quite serious. The descent of Ben More’s normal route is easy but very eroded.
The traverse over A' Chioch and up the Northeast Ridge of Ben More
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: West Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
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Highland Scrambles South (SMC)
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by Dan Bailey UKH