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The early bird catches the inversions

The early bird catches the inversions


Postby mountain thyme » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:06 am

Route description: Beinn Luibhean

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Luibhean

Date walked: 24/03/2012

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Ascent: 858m

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With a weekend off work, no oncall and looking for somewhere closeby, I decided to head to Arrochar. There was a good post on this one from Gavin99 so pretty much took into consideration his recommendations for this walk.

Parked in the small layby on the right just before the stony walled bridge (NN243060) and started the walk at 8am.

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stony bridge at the start


Down over the footbridge, up the well worn path, and through the broken fence onto the hillside. The cloud was low and there were no views at all of the hill in question.
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scary bridge



A path heads off north towards Beinn Ime.
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luibhean in the cloud


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After 300m headed west and up the broad ridge, dodging quite a few rocky outcrops, towards the summit. The SMC book says a short and easy ascent 1hour 40, managed it in 1 hour and 30 minutes, but found it a long hard slog to the summit. However, once there the views were worth it!
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summit cairn.. and ? pelvis of some small animal

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summit pic.. the cobbler behind

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beinn ime

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cobbler and narnain

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Back down the broad ridge, picking up the path and back to the car in 2hours 30.
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cars in sight
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:28 am

You took your time on this did you not? It's only a 2 hour walk and where's the photo of the bird? :D
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:20 pm

Beautiful photos, certainly worth getting up for views like that.....not that I would know what morning looks like :lol:
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby dooterbang » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:34 am

I was on Beinn Bhuide that morning and witnessed the same inversions - great day.
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby mgmt! » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:47 pm

well done mt, but i have to agree with jc, i done this in 3 hours but nipped up and threaded the needle of the cobbler too.

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my cloud inversion on saturday looking over to ben lomond from ledi.
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:46 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:You took your time on this did you not? It's only a 2 hour walk and where's the photo of the bird? :D


the classy bird is in blue at the summit :D

ChrisW wrote:Beautiful photos, certainly worth getting up for views like that.....not that I would know what morning looks like :lol:

cheers chris

dooterbang wrote:I was on Beinn Bhuide that morning and witnessed the same inversions - great day.

you could have waved over :)

mgmt! wrote:well done mt, but i have to agree with jc, i done this in 3 hours but nipped up and threaded the needle of the cobbler too.


its quite nice to actually sit and the top and admire the views and not just rush up touch the top, summit pic and run back down!! Also didnt have my usual walking boots!!! :)
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby mgmt! » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:51 pm

its quite nice to actually sit and the top and admire the views and not just rush up touch the top, summit pic and run back down!! Also didnt have my usual walking boots!!! :)[/quote]


too true mt. i used to have a 10 minute nap at most summits waiting on you :lol:
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:57 pm

too true mt. i used to have a 10 minute nap at most summits waiting on you :lol:[/quote]

Just 10 minutes, were we not in the early stages of hypothermia awaiting her ladyships arrival at Beinn an Lochain? :lol:
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:45 pm

mgmt! wrote:its quite nice to actually sit and the top and admire the views and not just rush up touch the top, summit pic and run back down!! Also didnt have my usual walking boots!!! :)



Johnny Corbett wrote:too true mt. i used to have a 10 minute nap at most summits waiting on you :lol:


Just 10 minutes, were we not in the early stages of hypothermia awaiting her ladyships arrival at Beinn an Lochain? :lol:[/quote]

amnesia comes to mind... you both are getting on a bit
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:16 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:You took your time on this did you not? It's only a 2 hour walk and where's the photo of the bird? :D


Hey JC just checked your report on this walk!! it took you 3 and a half hours!!!!!
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby sjb101 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:37 pm

Nice one MT,cracking pics,love the one of the cobbler and narnain :thumbup:
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Re: The early bird catches the inversions

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:09 pm

Nice one again MT.cracking inverssion pics.
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