Distance: 5.75 miles / 9.25 km
Time: 6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate – Hard
Ben More is sometimes referred to as ‘the last Munro’ because ‘Munro-baggers’ leave it until they have climbed all the other 283 Munros, on the mainland and Skye.
It can be climbed relatively easily from the north at Dhiseig on the southern shore of Loch na Keal; or from the south, starting near the eastern end of Loch Scridain, but this is a harder climb.
Unlike many mountains, the climb begins at sea level, so by the time you reach the summit you have climbed every foot or metre of its height! The effort is rewarded on a clear day by the most wonderful views across the island, in the east to Ben Nevis on the mainland, and many of the other Hebridean islands to south, west and north.
Although a hill walk, rather than a challenging climb, the weather can be changeable, and a compass will be unreliable due to the magnetic rock that forms much of the summit. Wear strong footwear and take warm and waterproof clothing.