Saturday 19th October Maps LR41 and EX392 Glen Nevis
Binnein Beag (943m, Munro) – Small peak
Binnein Mor (1130m, Munro) – Big peak
An adventurous route, much of it well off the usual approaches to these fine hills, isolated at the eastern end of the Mamores. Binnein Mor is the highest in this range.
Start from the CP at the end of the public road in Glen Nevis, NN167691. Follow path beside the Water of Nevis to a safe place to cross the river at approximately NN230694. Climb SW for 1.3km up rough ground to cross the stalkers’ path below the steep upper slopes of Binnein Beag. Turn S up to the summit, 943m. Descend SW to the saddle between Binnein Beag and Binnein Mor*.
Climb Binnein Mor by the fine NE ridge or if conditions dictate, climb the N ridge which is more straightforward. Descend the N ridge, find a safe crossing of the Water of Nevis, and return by the outgoing route.
*For a shorter route, descend from the saddle, omitting Binnein Mor.
20km, 1230m ascent