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Beinn Narnain and A'Chrois

Beinn Narnain and A'Chrois

Postby gman » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:46 pm

Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Narnain

Date walked: 04/04/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 9 km

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Had time for quick couple of hills on Wed, hadn't been up A'Chrois before so decided on that but had regrets after seeing Ben Lomond covered in snow.

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Started about 10am, left car park and headed straight up to Narnain. Start of path is a bit overgrown and took a minute to find - 3rd time I've been up here too. Then follow path up, rocks a bit slippy with water running over them. Got past tree line & first look at A'Chrois - in snow on the right:
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Bit of snow further up, looking back to Arrochar, Ben Lomond:
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Cobbler next. Was now regretting not going for Ben Lomond as not much snow here. :?
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Ridge across to A'Chrois - looks impressive but actually wide and grassy, not exactly Aonach Eagach :lol:
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Final scramble up Narnain:
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View over to Ben Lomond from summit plateau:
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But I'm going here instead, A'Chrois:
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Initial descent from Narnain is steepish grass with craggy bits that can be bypassed easily:
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Rest of route across, faint path towards the right hand side:
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No real problems on the way, cairn:
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Loch Long:
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Loch Lomond:
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Valley between Vane & Ime:
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Vane & Vorlich:
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Route down, I went to the left of the crags towards the centre of pic:
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Closer to crags:
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Could see car park from here so headed down to trees, went towards Succoth hoping there would be a less steep path down:
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Couldn't find one so went across to rejoin ascent path, couldn't be bothered going back up to edge of trees so followed an irrigation(?) ditch instead - bit marshy so it would have been better making straight for path:
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Then straight back down path, over pretty quickly and walk over to A'Chrois wasn't particularly memorable. Looking back at the photos the views are great down the lochs though and a different perspective on the Arrochar Alps. Still wish I'd done Lomond instead though :lol:
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