Ben More is one of our highest and most iconic Munros, and together with it’s twin sister peak Stob Binnien it is unmistakable when travelling south through Tyndrum toward Crianlarich. Both hills are usually climbed together, as they’re connected by a high pass which enables a convenient circuit. The path shown here is therefore used mostly as an ascent route, as most people descend from the connecting pass to avoid re-ascending Ben More.
This direct route to the summit is notorious in hillwalking circles as it rises unrelenting from the roadside for over 1000 vertical metres in less than 3km . It’s not quite as tough as its reputation though, as the angle is easier near the top and lower slopes and there’s a few zigzags to help with the steeper parts.
The views from this highest hill in Perthshire on a clear day will more than make up for weary legs; Ben Nevis and the Glencoe hills in the North, Ben Cruachan and Mull to the West, Loch Tay, Ben Lawers and southern Cairngorms to the East, and in the South the Arrochar Alps, Firth of Clyde, Arran and Jura.