Up early we left Tobermory and headed down to Grulin where we'd start the walk up to Ben More. We could see the summit, as we could for most of the day, but knew that we wouldn't be anywhere near its top until later in the afternoon.
The first part of the walk took us through some boggy ground as we rose higher and higher up the side of the first peak (nothing tickable just a vehicle for getting you closer to the ridge of Ben More)
It was almost lunchtime when we reached what seemed to be the top so we stopped for a snack break.
The next section would take us up the Graham of Beinn Fhada before heading right towards the steep and rocky slope that we would have to get up and over before we even got to the tasty ridgy bit. By this point I really didnt think I had the fitness in me to get up and over this beastie and it was messing with my head. Of course I could do it, only the previous weekend I'd been up and over Tryfan and the Glyders in Wales and they were just as steep in parts. I'll put it down to having an off day but kept putting one foot in front of the other and made steady progress.
After an hour or so of boring shale zig zags we followed a stream as it flowed down the side of the hill remarking at its little pretty waterfalls and having a bit of a splash in the water as the afternoon sun bore down.
It was a right turn then, off the path to take us round the base of the mountain taking us back closer to where the car was parked. It was a slow and laborious tramp through bog and grass but before long we'd reached the road and was on the final march back to the car.
Faces sunburned and extra water taken on board we had had a great day. As usual it was full of challenges, scardy bits, funny bits, good bits, bad bits but most of all another munro was conquered!