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Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime circuit

Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime circuit


Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:22 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Luibhean

Date walked: 11/03/2012

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 990m

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Beinn Luibean and Beinn Ime
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route taken

Video of day here:

After dropping family off at the airport I headed up towards Arrochar. Being an early flight we were up at the car park at Butterbridge relatively early. We left at 07.30 and headed up the stream starting at the old ruined cottage.
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start of roue
The path was boggy and also very slippy with it passing through an old forestry plantation, the old branches and roots causing a little bother in the lower reaches. We were soon in the clag – probably by 300metres and continued up on the west side of the stream into the hanging corrie. Visibility was poor but there had been a slight suggestion in some of the forecasts that some of the higher summits may penetrate the cloud layer – however from our position this looked unlikely!.

We headed up Beinn Luibhean first reaching the summit in good time – around 08.30 ish and there was definitely no inversion!! A brief stop for sandwhiches and back to the bealach to trudge up Beinn Ime.
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not many chances for landscape pics so here is some lichen!!
The mizzle had soaked through now and it was certainly good exercise heading up the munro. We decided to head off north to Glas Bhealach ad then descend west by the Allt Beine Ime.
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close up of erm mosssssss
The weather on the descent was windy and wet – however we would gain brownie points by being home early. Got back to the car at 11.00 and home before 13.00 (where the sun was shining and we spent the afternoon in the garden in shorts and T–shirts almost unbelievable!! 8)

This is a nice little hike taking in a corbett and Munro and may well be revisited on a nice day to see what the views are like!! :lol:
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Re: Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime circuit

Postby jimandandrea » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:54 pm

Fantastic report. I liked the moss pics. Great Vid. OK - Whats the camera. :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime circuit

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks for the reply. The camera I have is a sony cybershot - nothing too fancy or too big but I am pleased with its pics and vids :)
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Re: Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime circuit

Postby luckyguy68 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:24 pm

Nothing like a bit of ac/dc for the backing track. Two months later and it would have been a perfect title.
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Re: Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime circuit

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:03 pm

haha - indeed - dont tink they have song called stormy March day :lol:
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Re: Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime circuit

Postby skuk007 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:07 pm

Nice report Wilkie, liked the video.
Good to see I'm not the only one to carry a tripod up the hills for the sake of a video. :)
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Re: Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime circuit

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:15 pm

the wee tripod I got is great - however it is starting to loose its third leg!!

You'll be familiar with the set up and retrieval when using for videos - doubles the walk :lol:
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