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Name:Ben Hope
Hill number:1123
Height:927m / 3041ft
RHB Section:16B: Durness to Loch Shin
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Eriboll
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y,T100,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NC 47751 50138
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:772m
Col:155m  NC488402  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 9
(1:25k) 447N 447S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 638 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With James, David, Lorna and Tim. What a wonderful day.Bitterly cold with tiny bit of snow lying on the summit.Skerryvore31/12/2019
Munro completion. A beautiful day weatherwise.vuirich26/08/2019
Climbed by the usual route from the minor road as an out and back. Beautiful day and so great views. Pity the cloud stopped the views to the North coast. Done with N and H.johnkaysleftleg02/08/2019
Usual route from Muiseal. Cloud only from 910m so good views up and down.garyhoney01/08/2019
Ascent and descent from track starting ca 2km N of Alltnacaillich. With JAS, MvT, RvT.kdbennett19/06/2019
With JonathanChris Blake05/06/2019
Hiked straight up. Cloud on top, saw some views. On way down, saw no cloud on sail romascaig, so easily cut across and saw great views from summitAdventurers504/06/2019
Straightforward ascent from Muiseal in stunningly clear weather. Path predominantly dry throughout.pab17/05/2019
Beautiful day - sunny, no wind and perfect views with trimarc2. 4 hours, 8kmFionalevey12/05/2019
2nd ascent 25 years after the first visit. With Fiona. Usual route from Muiseal.trimarc212/05/2019
MMC Durness WE. Solo after Ben Klibreck. A grind, but passed lots of people making heavy weather of coming downhill. Excellent views from summit. Very tired that night at dinner. 4 hours.alexmaclennan11/05/2019
Ascent from Alltnacaillich via rough track and stream. On to Creag Riabhach then to Sail Romascaig and unnamed peak above Garbh-choire and summit of Ben Hope. Return via standard route to car park.raymooremanx22/04/2019
up the tourist route from Muiseal KeithByTheC22/04/2019
With Doug and Izzy. Misty on top so no view. 3 h 20 mins for the trip and off to the Bettyhill Hotel for bar supper and zzz!Capt Malbec11/04/2019
Campervan trip. Raining at the start, cloud on summit, views all the way down.mn2329/12/2018
Climbed after our first night in new campervan. Windy and wet on way up. Glorious views on way down after weather improved and clouds lifted.dave neilson28/12/2018
W Sim after sleeping in van in car park. Very high wind gusting. Clouds blowing over. Some views. Rain on descent Rounsfell30/11/2018
Anne Sinclair's last munroLizzieG08/09/2018
Day started fine and humid. After long drive from Northumberland, we went up from the car park with full packs and tents with the hope of wildcamping on the summit. Weather turned on us halfway up with rain but worse was to come. We abandoned heavy packs before last push to the summit. Weather came in really hard on the top with high winds and cold freezing rain. Visibility dropped and we had to use GPS to get back off the top. My extra layers were still in my pack further below and we had to make a hasty retreat after bagging the top. Shivering with cold, wind, and more rain... we abandoned the idea of camping on the top and set up camp back at the car park. My first Munro bagged.NorthernWayfarer01/08/2018
Straight forward up and down from car park.rhalstead17/06/2018
With Linda.grimjimm25/05/2018
with Rob, after a car journey from Ben Klibreck. Easy, quick climb. Met a converstaion starved French man in a very basic bivvie tent at the bottom.banksey22/04/2018
With G. From parking (NC462476) up path & back. Clear blue skies, warm. Fabulous views.RT197019/09/2017
With Team Extreme. Climbed for the BWAV event. Good weather most of the way but chilly at the trig.meltdiceburg01/07/2017
From Carpark at GR462477, easy to follow path... with Darren T. Good weather with excellent views. Stayed at the B&B Altnaharra, www.altnaharra.netDave31/05/2017
neil hutton19/05/2017
Started at 12noon- back down at 16:45- very steep- but the views were incredible.chillyman802/04/2017
While doing the North Coast 500. Very hot day. Up from Loch Hopemunromurph17/08/2016
Walked in under west face then up north ridge.Dave McG01/07/2016
Second visit. On to Sail RomascaigColin Crawford21/06/2016
solstice(ish trip) with Beth, Russel & Luna. Summit at 11:30 and still lightBigNick18/06/2016
From near broch up track and path to waterfall then over to Creag Riabhach then up south east ridge of Ben Hope. Much more pleasant ascent then normal route which we used to descend. Day was a scorcher.SS06/06/2016
With Steve, Rod, John, StevenOik06/06/2016
Solo afternoon walk in dry, hot conditions, before meeting up with Scott B at Craskbarnz4828/05/2016
My birthday present. Easy bag, just under 3 hours to the top and back. THEN, found out the road to Altnamarra was closed due to a bridge collapse. Unable to manage the time to also do Ben Kilbreck.Jhimmy11/07/2015
Started at Alltnacaillich farm. After waterfall, had to cross fast flowing stream (got boots wet), where there's a plaque about a death of a 17-year old in 1978. Followed ridge North until joining main path. Came back down on main path which was pretty muddy and slippery. Down to car park at GR461476 and then back along road.tsharp07/06/2015
GMC May 2015 Ullapool trip 1st day staying at kyle of tongue. Second run of the day with Geoff B jps66622/05/2015
IanDazza21/03/2015
Midge and cleg infested hell.indianajane20/07/2014
From Layby by farmshed.ChrisR02/05/2014
Route as in SMC book. Easy walk, spectacular views 360 degrees. Hundreds of deer in glen on return; ptarmigan near top; eagle on descent. Best day of a mixed-weather week.Norman Reid10/10/2013
Adding old logsAngelaf19/06/2013
With M douglas_easton10/05/2013
Glorious day to do Ben Hope, fabulous views all round. Quite hard snow on the top so I put on my crampons on the way down, made it a bit easier...tallblond01/04/2013
270th - Solo - from SW side. Dry, sunny, good snow/ice cover above 850m. Only allotted one day for bagging the two most northerly Munros, so got this done in 2hr 45min and saw the sun set from the summit.RGibbs18/02/2013
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=27706basscadet22/12/2012
Nice warm day, A straight up & down hill.. with a bit of swimming come near the end..walked with Aly & mutts.Mc Tango19/08/2012
with Tim and Sam.robba_wag14/06/2012
With Tony, Sophie & Nic Gordon, Chris Gordon & Graham Bromleyzoob06/06/2012
Estimated date. Done solo in Spring 2012. Wet start. Snow on summit - cloud lifted on descent. Several people going up as I descended.Aimless Rambler31/05/2012