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Issue 66 - Mamore the Merrier

Scotland Magazine Issue 66
December 2012

 

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Mamore the Merrier

Out with the iconic Cuillin on Skye and the magical Glen Shiel ridge, the Mamores may well be the finest mountain range in the British Isles. Comprising of 10 munros (Scottish mountains more than 3000 feet), the Mamores form an incredible barrier above Glen Nevis near Fort William.

Mountains such as Binnien Mor, Am Bodach and Sgurr a Mhaim (which is linked to Sgor an Iubhair by the exposed Devil’s Ridge and one of the peaks along the challenging but breathtaking Ring of Steall) have become classics in their own right but when taken as a whole, the Mamores attract walkers all year round. All 10 peaks can be walked in one long, arduous day and so it is perhaps best to break the ridge down into three or four separate, and intoxicating, hillwalks with the views of Ben Nevis, Jura, and the peaks of Glencoe quite simply breathtaking.

However, the best view of The Mamores is perhaps acquired from the summit of Stob Mhic Mhartuin, above Glencoe, from where the full length of The Mamores stretches from west to east and, when under a dusting of snow and during the cold, crisp winter air, every jagged pinnacle and deep corrie can be picked out in pin sharp detail.