Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime
by Caledonia84 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:15 pm
Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ìme
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ìme, Beinn Narnain
Date walked: 31/05/2011
Time taken: 6.5 hours
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 1300mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
There were still a few low clouds hanging around and the cobbler was completely obscured at this point, was hoping this would clear
The path was very overgrown, had me worried id choosen the wrong path
Once I spotted the remnants of the old railway I knew I was on the right track!
The climb is steep here and not much fun the views start to open up though
This was the first easy scramble
First view of the Cobbler
The walk at this point is still steep but far more interesting with brilliant views all round
Another scramble up a rocky gully
The higher you get the better the views get
The final push
Summit Beinn Narnain with Beinn Ime in the background
Now on to Beinn Ime, my legs felt ok but as I descended down to the beallach and started the ascent my legs really started to burn, not reaching the summit wasn't an option after coming this far so I just pushed through it. I didn't take many pictures here as I was using all my concentration to defy my legs. The path was verry boggy and slippy in places and was hard work, it got easier nearer the top with better views and more solid ground.
video I took of the summit of Beinn Ime
by Malckyb » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:31 pm
by Caledonia84 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:59 pm
by Malckyb » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:31 pm
Narnian was a bit of a nightmare for us..certainly for me anyway...I have never been out in winds like that,we got stuck for a while on the plateau just before the final push to the summit due to not being able to stand in the wind,had to seek shelter behind the large stones..it was that strong that I got blown off my feet and dislocated my thumb ,managed to pop it back in though,was agony but didnt fancy the walk back down in that state!..then,after some t and a wee rest to get myself together we decided to go for the summit when the wind dropped a bit...we probably shouldnt have but we were sheltered at the scrambly parts near the top...the wind on the summit was bad though and we had to shelter for a while before going down then trying to ascend Beinn Ime.
Its days like that though that you learn a bit about yourself,tough at the time but satisfying afterwards....its a great hill and deffo wanna do Ime sometime...think would be good to do it along with the cobbler.
by Caledonia84 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:00 pm
Its days like that though that you learn a bit about yourself,tough at the time but satisfying afterwards....
I think theres been a point on most hills I've climbed so far where I've thought " I need a different hobby" but then you turn a corner and are smacked in the face by breathtaking views, or when you reach the summit and miraculously forget the pain in your legs and are allready planning your next climb. Its definately a bitter-sweet experience at times, always feels worth it though.
Hope the thumbs heals ok, dislocating it sounds nasty
by jamesjones » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:28 pm
Well done with Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime, Hoping to do first Munro next week and hoping kids will tag along. Can anybody give any advice regarding the best Munros to do at this early stage. Have fair bit of experience of walking in Lake District and abroad but Scotland looks excellent. Kids are 9 and 12 any Munros which the kids would enjoy would be appreciated. It's pretty important that I get this right otherwise they might never do another one.
by Caledonia84 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:45 pm
by JTweedie » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:16 pm
Ben Vorlich at Loch Lomond would be an easy introduction to Munros, it's not the most exciting, but that makes it an easy one to recommend.
Another Munro, but one of the very best in my opinion, is Beinn Dorain at Bridge of Orchy. It's easy to get to by car, bus or train, and depending on fitness, combining it with its neighbour Beinn an Dothaidh would be a really good day out.
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