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Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler


Postby The-Big-Grey-Man » Wed May 04, 2011 9:21 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 02/05/2011

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I got myself an Alpkit Hunka recently, so I decided to take it up to Arrochar to see what all this Bivying stuff is all about. It’s a superb Bivy sack; everything was dry and free from condensation.
More importantly I am now completely hooked on the Arrochar Alps, they are a superb group of mountains and it’s no surprise they are so popular with walkers.
I decided to do the Cobbler first, its hard to resist as you come up the Buttermilk burn, your boots just seem to be drawn towards its rocky peaks.
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THE COBBLER FROM THE NARNAIN BOULDERS
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CENTRAL SUMMIT OF THE COBBLER
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BEINN CHORRANACH AS SEEN FROM THE SUMMIT OF BEINN IME WHICH WAS MY SECOND SUMMIT OF THE DAY, A MUNRO I HAVE NEVER CLIMBED BEFORE, FANTASTIC VIEWS FROM THE SUMMIT
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THE VIEW UP GLEN KINGLAS FROM THE SUMMIT OF BEINN IME
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STILL SOME SNOW ON BEINN IME
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BEN LOMOND AS SEEN FROM BEINN IME
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I NEXT CLIMBED BEINN NARNAIN TO COMPLETE A TRIO OF ARROCHAR MOUNTAINS, IT WAS STARTING TO GET COLD AS IT HAD CLOUDED OVER AND WAS GREATFUL FOR MY DOWN SMOCK.
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BEN LOMOND SEEN OVER THE SPEARHEAD
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I DECENDED DOWN BEINN NARNAIN FROM THE SPEARHEAD TOWARDS THE NARNAIN BOULDERS, THE SUN STARTING TO GET LOWER IN THE SKY
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I CLIMBED UP ONTO THE RIDGE WHICH RUNS UP FROM LOCH LONG TOWARDS THE SOUTH PEAK AGAIN AMAZED AT HOW EASY IT WAS, ALL THIS RUNNING AM DOING MUST BE HAVING AN EFFECT. THERE WAS STILL PLENTY OF LIGHT LEFT AND I WAS ONLY GETTING COLDER SITTING AROUND BREWING UP COFFEE ON MY MSR POCKET ROCKET THAT I THOUGHT I WOULD SPEND SUNSET ON THE SUMMIT SO FOR THE SECOND TIME IN ONE DAY I CLIMBED BACK UP TO THE SUMMIT AND THREADED THE NEEDLE AGAIN.
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THE SOUTH PEAK
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THE COBBLERS SILHOUETTE FROM THE SUMMIT
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NOT A BAD SPOT TO SPEND THE NIGHT, IT WAS AS FORCASTED COLD, MY WATCH SAID AT ONE POINT 2 DEGREE C. BUT MY RAB QUATUM 400 SLEEPING BAG IS JUST SUPERB NEVER FELT COLD AT ALL. DIDN'T GET MUCH SLEEP BUT THE STARS WERE OUT SO DID SOME STAR GAZING
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IN THE MORNING THE MIST CAME DOWN SO DIDN'T SEE THE SUN COME UP, SO MADE SOME CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP TO THE GREAT INTEREST OF SOME SHEEP, AND THEN FOR THE THIRD TIME IN 24HRS I CLIMBED BACK UP TO THE COBBLERS CENTRAL SUMMIT
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SOUTH SUMMIT FROM THE CENTRAL SUMMIT
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THE NORTH PEAK
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I THEN CLIMBED OVER TO THE NORTH PEAK TO WATCH THE MIST CLEAR
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THE CENTRAL SUMMIT AND BROCKEN SPECTRE
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JUST A WEE BIT SPOOKY
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AND ONCE MORE THE COBBLER FROM THE NARNAIN BOULDERS ON MY WAY HOME FOR A HOT SHOWER. I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE ALPKIT HUNKA IS GREAT LITTLE BIT OF KIT WILL DEF BE COMING WITH ME TO SKYE AT THE END OF MAY. I WOULD ALSO SAY GET YOURSELF A PAIR OF INOV8 TERROC 330S AS MY FEET WERE BLISTER FREE AFTER ALL THAT WALKING, JUST GREAT.
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby Stretch » Wed May 04, 2011 9:30 pm

Best title of a walk report I've ever read on this site! :lol: :lol:

Love the pics of the brocken spectres, still to see one of these myself. A fine report all around!
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby kevsbald » Wed May 04, 2011 10:19 pm

Excellent photos of an excellent triumvirate.
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby PeteR » Wed May 04, 2011 10:24 pm

Great little hill this :D Some good pictures there too. I really should return soon
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby Merry-walker » Wed May 04, 2011 10:32 pm

I must get up here. Smashing photos
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby The-Big-Grey-Man » Wed May 04, 2011 11:02 pm

kevsbald wrote:Excellent photos of an excellent triumvirate.

Whats a triumvirate?
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby Stretch » Wed May 04, 2011 11:17 pm

Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain, Cobbler - triumvirate :D
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby walk aboot » Thu May 05, 2011 10:37 am

That is a terrific subject heading :D :lol: .

Brilliant photos too, I think Arrochar is a perfect place to bivy 8) :) .
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby HighlandSC » Thu May 05, 2011 11:37 am

Very nice 8)
Love the brocken spectre shots- always nice to find one (if you're lucky).
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby wolf1973 » Fri May 06, 2011 3:44 am

Lurv the heading and those photos . . . . . . . . . . outstanding!
Have bivvd in some nice (and unusual) places, will be up the "Alps" sometime in july/august, just hope im as lucky as you were??

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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby ChrisW » Fri May 06, 2011 8:47 am

beautiful photos - love the morning shots.....all of 'em :D
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby davetherave » Fri May 06, 2011 6:15 pm

So your now hooked on the cobbler. :lol:

Great wee report on a corbett we are still to climb. Sometime soon I hope.
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby The-Big-Grey-Man » Fri May 06, 2011 7:54 pm

davetherave wrote:So your now hooked on the cobbler. :lol:

Yes I am hooked on the Cobbler :lol: , I would think ill be back many times in the future, there are still few of the peaks to be climbed, Beinn an Lochan looks very impressive.
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Re: Losing my Bivinity to the Cobbler

Postby Malckyb » Sat May 07, 2011 7:30 pm

stunning...thanx for posting the pics...cant wait to go there! :D
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