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Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Postby thunderchocolate » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:59 pm

Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ìme

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ìme, Beinn Narnain

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 25/08/2011

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1325m

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My daughter and I started off from Arrochar at 9:45am, the sky was clear with very little wind.
We followed the concrete base path all the way up to Cruach nam Miseag.
14 Arrochar and Loch Long.jpg

After a few scrambles, we finally got our first view of the Spearhead.
36 The Spearhead, Beinn Narnain.jpg

During the scramble up to the top of Beinn Narnain, we were 'stalked' by a Royal Navy helicopter on manoeuvres. It was good to know they were around, just in case.

Got to the top of Beinn Narnain, met Stan Laurel and got good views of The Cobbler and Beinn Ime.
64 Stan Laurel on Beinn Narnain.jpg
65 The Cobbler.jpg
66 Beinn Ime from Beinn Narnain.jpg

Had a slow descent down to the bealeach and began the boggy ascent of Beinn Ime. Found it best to keep to the right of the path as the ground was a bit firmer. After a bit of rain, got to the top of Beinn Ime and had great views all around.
79 Ben Lomond from Beinn Ime.jpg

Only took 40 minutes to get back down to the bealach and saw the path up to the Cobbler. As the weather was still good, we decided to climb the Cobbler. Getting a bit tired by now, we struggled up the path but the views from the top were worth all the effort.
94 North peak of The Cobbler.jpg
100 Beinn Narnain from The Cobbler.jpg
103 The Cobbler.jpg

Took the wrong path to get down from the Cobbler which added an hour of scrambling around on the west slopes. Came across a large herd of deer who quickly ran off when they knew they had company.
108 More deer on The Cobbler.jpg

Managed to get back to the path down to the dam. Great view back to the Cobbler.
109 The Cobbler from the east.jpg

Crossed the stream and took the zigzags back to the car park at Succoth.

Great day, fantastic views, felt tired the next day but it was well worth it.
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Re: Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Postby adamg » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:57 pm

Brilliant report, sounds like a great day. I've been meaning to do this walk for ages now, only ever done the Cobbler on it's own. Think i'll head up at some point next month before it's all covered in snow again!
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Re: Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Postby dogplodder » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:27 pm

Looks like you got a great day for it! :D
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Re: Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Postby Jabber » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:06 pm

Looks like you had a great day up there. You know I missed Stan Laurel up Nairnain must've been in the fog :D Oh well.
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