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Ella's First

Ella's First


Postby jonny616 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:52 pm

Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Narnain

Date walked: 04/09/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 930m

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Had my eye on the weather all week as i wanted a familly walk at the weekend & had thought about one of the Arrochar Alps. Sunday looked the better day, so Sunday it was. Number 1 son declined my kind offer in favour of skateboarding with his mates, but my two girls accepted. This combination helped the hill choice as Jack has walked Narnain, but the girls had not.

Weather was realy good not to hot fairly cloudless with a lite breeze, lovely :lol:

Took the standard tourist route to the bealach between the three hills & staight up narnain from there & back the same way. Did wonder about cutting off from the path & heading up to the narnain ridge just below the spearhead, as i have gone this way before & is a bit more interesting. However did a little reckie & have never seen it so wet uderfoot before so decided to stick to the big path.

Summit for lunch & banter with other walkers & back the way we came.

Girls did well with Ella bagging her first Munro & Anna her fourth. :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup:

Beinn Narnairn 008a.jpg
Loch Long
Beinn Narnairn 017a.jpg
The girls & the cobbler
Beinn Narnairn 024a.jpg
Beinn Ime
Beinn Narnairn 027a.jpg
accross the wee boulder field
Beinn Narnairn 030a.jpg
Summit Girls
Beinn Narnairn 040a.jpg
Zoom to the cobbler
Beinn Narnairn 049a.jpg
Looking out to sea
Beinn Narnairn 050a.jpg
The craggy side of Ime
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Re: Ella's First

Postby dogplodder » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:47 pm

Your girls did well! I'm half of the couple with two labs you spoke to at the bealach. :D What a day that was - enjoyed seeing your pics.
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Re: Ella's First

Postby jonny616 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:06 pm

dogplodder wrote:Your girls did well! I'm half of the couple with two labs you spoke to at the bealach. :D What a day that was - enjoyed seeing your pics.


Hi dogplodder.

Thanks. It was nice to meet you. It always amuses me when i talk to people on the hill to later discover they are WH members. How were your views from Ime.

Did you manage to return one black lab to golden :lol:

regards

Jonny
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Re: Ella's First

Postby monty » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:29 pm

Excellent effort Johnny and the girls.
They can surely go to the top of the class and collect 5 stars. The weather was kind to you but what an effort from the young ones. :thumbup:
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Re: Ella's First

Postby ChrisW » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:25 pm

Great stuff Johnny and well done the girls - you got some beautiful pics Johnny, looking at that second one I think those two should have t-shirts that say "Caution - Little Girls in Big Boots" :lol:
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Re: Ella's First

Postby jonny616 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:13 pm

monty wrote:Excellent effort Johnny and the girls.
They can surely go to the top of the class and collect 5 stars. The weather was kind to you but what an effort from the young ones. :thumbup:


Thanks Monty

I think there effort was matched by your good self this weekend. The weather not so kind for the meet :(
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Re: Ella's First

Postby jonny616 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:16 pm

ChrisW wrote:Great stuff Johnny and well done the girls - you got some beautiful pics Johnny, looking at that second one I think those two should have t-shirts that say "Caution - Little Girls in Big Boots" :lol:

Thanks Chris

The boots do draw the eye & i certainly would not mess with them :lol:

Weather was good for pics so i lugged my slr up the hill, it always adds an extra dimension to the pics.
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Re: Ella's First

Postby dogplodder » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:13 pm

jonny616 wrote:
Thanks. It was nice to meet you. It always amuses me when i talk to people on the hill to later discover they are WH members. How were your views from Ime.

Did you manage to return one black lab to golden :lol:

regards

Jonny


Just about to post pics from Ime.... but I've only a wee camera compared to the size of yours!

Black lab duly returned to golden. :thumbup:
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Re: Ella's First

Postby lomondwalkers » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:55 pm

Excellent effort by the girls :clap: I've yet to get my 8 year old up anything higher than Conic Hill, so good on them :D
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Re: Ella's First

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:00 pm

Well done to the girls! They seemed to make it look so easy :D

And well done to you too for taking them. I bet you didn't relax until you were all safely back in the car :lol:

Cracking photos too, glad you got such fine weather. 8)
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Re: Ella's First

Postby jonny616 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:24 pm

lomondwalkers wrote:Excellent effort by the girls :clap: I've yet to get my 8 year old up anything higher than Conic Hill, so good on them :D


Thanks

All my kids started with Conic Hill & the Wangie followed by Ben An before we moved on to higher ground.
Might be a while before they follow you through the eye though :lol:


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Re: Ella's First

Postby jonny616 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:27 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Well done to the girls! They seemed to make it look so easy :D

And well done to you too for taking them. I bet you didn't relax until you were all safely back in the car :lol:

Cracking photos too, glad you got such fine weather. 8)


Thanks Polly

On the relaxed front i'm always fine on the way up, but one of us always trips/falls on the way down :(

Sorry your weather was not so good last weekend, but the reports suggest a good time was had by all. I'm out this saturday & i think i'm gona get wet :lol:

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