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Climb south-east from the lochan up steep slopes of quartzite boulder scree, picking a route around craggy areas, and aiming for the low point on the ridge between Ben More Assynt and Conival.
 
Climb south-east from the lochan up steep slopes of quartzite boulder scree, picking a route around craggy areas, and aiming for the low point on the ridge between Ben More Assynt and Conival.
  
A short way below the ridge the sub-Cambrian unconformity, running roughly parallel to the ridge-line, transgresses across the Torridon Group– Lewisian gneiss unconformity. Unfortunately this junction is covered in scree. On reaching the col, look back across Coire a’ Mhadaidh to the dramatic face of Na Tuadhan. This face clearly displays major large-scale folds in the Cambrian quartzites in the hangingwall of the Ben More Thrust [[Media:P530512.jpg| (P530512)]].
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A short way below the ridge the sub-Cambrian unconformity, running roughly parallel to the ridge-line, transgresses across the Torridon Group– Lewisian gneiss unconformity. Unfortunately this junction is covered in scree. On reaching the col, look back across Coire a’ Mhadaidh to the dramatic face of Na Tuadhan. This face clearly displays major large-scale folds in the Cambrian quartzites in the hangingwall of the Ben More Thrust [[Media:EGS_NWH_FIG_062.jpg| (See image)]].
  
 
From the col, either continue east along the ridge to the summit of Ben More Assynt (this adds approximately an hour to the excursion), or turn west along the ridge toward Conival.
 
From the col, either continue east along the ridge to the summit of Ben More Assynt (this adds approximately an hour to the excursion), or turn west along the ridge toward Conival.

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