THE May monthly walk saw nine members of Friockheim and District Walkers head to Crianlarich to climb two of the most prominent mountains of the Southern Highlands, Ben More and Stob Binnein.

The starting point was from the roadside at Ben More farm – a Landrover track was followed up Ben More glen to its end, then following a steep path up the hillside to the Bealach-Eader-Dha-Beinn between the two Munros at 862 metres.

The north ridge of Stob Binnein was then followed up to the summit at 1165 metres. The route was then retraced to the Bealach, two of the group returned from there via the outward path and the remaining walkers continued up the south ridge to the summit of Ben More and it’s trig point at 1174 metres.

The return was down the steep north west ridge to the outward track and starting point

Weather conditions were excellent for the walk, allowing great all round views from both summits.

Time taken was approximately seven hours, with a total ascent of 1300 metres.

There are seats available on the bus for the June through walk on Sunday, June 17 (Gaick Pass:Ruthven Barracks/Dalnacardoch). Contact Caroline on 01241 878805.

The next pre-walk meeting will be the barbecue at Monikie on Thursday, June 14 from 6.30 pm. Family and friends welcome, bring you own food/drinks.