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Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime
Date walked: 17/01/2011
Time taken: 3.75 hoursRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
2 Hrs 15 mins up
1 Hr 30 mins back down
Well I had a day of work today so decided to tackle Beinn Ime. Beinn Ime had eluded me the last time after a severe drenching on Ben Narnain so I was keen to get the Munro ball rolling for 2011 and get back up there.
I headed of early and was at the car park at Arrochar at 8:15 ready to start heading up. The timings worked out quite well as the sun was just coming up when I set off up the zig zag path from the car park.
This was my first Munro since Narnain last September and my first bit of exercise since before christmas so I was struggling more than I really should have been.
I headed up the path between the cobbler and Narnain past the Narnain boulders and headed towards Ime.
After crossing the Bealach a' Mhaim I started making my way up Ime towards the summit. The temperature had dropped by this point and I was in a whiteout. There was a heavy cross wind too but at least it was dry. I lost the path on the way up and had to resort to my map any time I got a break in the whiteness. Eventually just before the top I found the path I should have been on.
Eventually the summit cairn appeared. I found it a fair old slog up this one, prob due to my fitness level, so I was glad to see I had reached it.
Its hard to see from this photo but the whiteout created a scary effect at the summit. When I looked over the edge it was a shear cliff by the looks of things but you couldnt see if it was 2m deep or 200m deep.
Customary flag shot at the top
All in all it was a very enjoyable day. It was also the first time id went alone and I was initially a bit apprehensive about it but I would def do it again. Almost managed to stay dry all day but 5 mins from my car I got caught in a heavy rain shower but you cant win them all.
A few shots I took on the way back down -
magicdin wrote:Looked a good day out
Widnae say less than 4 hours to go up and down is "struggling"
hmm, im always thinking im going really slow. Maybe im not after all. I was def struggling though in terms of being out of breath for most of the route
skuk007 wrote:You must have legged it into position once setting your camera up for that timed flag shot.
That would have been quite funny to watch I suspect. I set it to a 20 second timer shot on a gorilla pod but since the rocks were all iced over it was pretty hairy trying to get back up into position within the 20 seconds. Took a few attempts
tomyboy73 wrote:well done on going it alone. I quite often go it alone as i`m not hanging around cooling my heels just because i have no one to go out with. You do feel a bit mad at first, but after a few times and seeing other lonesome walkers, you do feel reassured in yourself. And i always tell the mrs where i`m going (especially after watching 127 hours!)
I often do solo as well and to date I haven't left my right hand behind
xpfloyd wrote:Been totally struggling for the last two days with sore leg muscles. Thighs are a bit tender but the worst is the muscles at the top of my a*se going out towards my hips. Been hobbling about like a wee old man, muscles are sore to touch. Not had pain there before!
Stop touching your bum then.
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