After knocking out several big mountain routes on the bike this year, the five munros in Lochnagar being my most recent on Sunday and definite favourite of the year so far, I’m looking to find out what other munros are worth riding beyond the usual classics of Ben Lomond, Carn Ban Mor, Ben Lawers, Ben Vorlich, Braeriach, MacDui, Beinn a Bhuird, Cairngorm etc.
If anyone has ridden or walked any of the following (or any others that spring to mind) that you thought might make for a good day out on the bike, can you let me know?
Ones on my radar are
Ben Chonzie from the Comrie side
Beinn Dearg above Blair Atholl
Mount Keen (probably the most obvious one)
Beinn Ime and Narnain (from the west – the east is just a scramble)
Ben Nevis – never done it, always wondered, heard mixed reports
The Mamore range of mountains – I’ve seen a steep track head up from Kinlochleven that could make for a great descent
Bynack Mor - rode up the shoulder
The Buchaille – one of my mates walked it recently and reckons it’s a possibility. I’m not convinced but never say never
Any of the munros around Dalwhinnie
Stob Binean and Ben More - walked them, definite potential from the Balqhuider side
Dreish and Mayar - look pretty easy off the Kilbo Path - cloud cover on Saturday knocked the summits on the head
Five sisters of Kintail - I'm sure someone mentioned this to me in passing but not sure if they were being serious or not
I’m sure that there are plenty more so keen to read your experiences particularly of stuff in the west of the country. A carry all the way to the summit isn’t a worry if there is reward of descent. It doesn’t have to be all rideable down either. Stuff like the Glas Alt descent off Lochnagar are absolutely fine by me.
On a related note, has anyone ridden from Glen Clova into Glen Esk? Any pics? Any good?