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Beinn nan Imrean

Beinn nan Imrean

Postby soulminer » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:44 pm

Route description: Beinn nan Imirean, from Auchessan

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn nan Imirean

Date walked: 02/12/2012

Time taken: 4.5 hours

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We spent some time debating where to head for the weather was particularly favourable- for a change :shock: We left the decision to the cloud situation as we entered Crianlarich, clouds left so turned right :)
Parked up and headed down to the bridge ,with care I may add- someone had glassed over the road.No barking dogs today as we passed the farm and headed up the sheep-sh*t track onto the hill. Rather icy on the way up,discussed who would fall on the way down, and Mags got the vote :)

First of the day
IMGP1674 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

IMGP1675 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Doogz and Mags past the Icy Gate section :shock:
IMGP1676 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

We are being watched
IMGP1677 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Stayed on the track for a while, and decided to head straight up towards the summit leaving out some of the undulations of the ridge.The sun was just popping over the horizon behind us and the views were opening up as we climbed steadily onwards. The usual hilarity was in evidence as we can't walk without it, it's the law you know !! Today was a day for loads of pictures,but I will spare you them all :lol: although you are missing out !

IMGP1682 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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The conditions underfoot were better as we climbed, unless you consider deep snow less preferable than ice :) Some sections were drifted deep. The sun was warming up a touch,and the day was looking good 8)

IMGP1695 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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Some cloud was drifting forming some fine formations, which became more dramatic as the morning progressed
IMGP1699 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Heading for the summit after a small rehydration stop, across sections of softer ice and some slushy snow. A fine sight ahead as the top was sparkling in the sun.

IMGP1705 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Some more of the cloud formation
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No such cloud over here 8)
IMGP1717 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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Frozen lochan
IMGP1722 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Dramatic skies
IMGP1723 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

From the Summit cairn
IMGP1730 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

As you can see a lot brighter across in the direction of Lawers in the background
IMGP1733 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Spent some time at the Summit, the views were grabbing so much of our attention. Some lovely Oxtail Soup for warmth, and more pics.

IMGP1736 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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Ben Challum
IMGP1739 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Zoomed shot between the gap to Lawers
IMGP1743 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Ben Lui
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Across to Lochearnhead
IMGP1757 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

IMGP1761 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Left the Summit and strolled down elated at the walk we have had, a truly enjoyable experience 8) We spotted a group of about 15 walkers snaking their way up Meall Ghlas, in three groups.

Zoomed shot of the top group just under the summit
IMGP1768 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

The was now in retreat across Ben More
IMGP1770 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Much more hilarity on the way back as Mags seemed to find every hole under the snow, and was rarely on her feet :lol:Back down on the icier section we just took our time and strolled out.

Final shot of Ben More
IMGP1771 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

The final pic of the day sees us being watched on our way out through the gate before the farm, keeping a beady eye on us
IMGP1774 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

A thoroughly enjoyable day out.
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby pigeon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:07 pm

Great pics SM,we were on Ben Ledi yesterday,a bit busier than your hill but still a great day out.Looked at this one for a short day but may go from Glen Lochay instead,no sure i fancy driving down that road in the frost though :? Well done on the photies :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby trekpete » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:33 pm

Nice to see what the views are like. Just over a year since I done this and saw nothing but the inside of a big cloud. Cracking set of pics which are inspiring me to go back for take 2 this winter.
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby Alan S » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:44 pm

Cracking pics there soulminer especially IMGP1716, Belter 8)
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby rockhopper » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:45 am

Looks like you made the right decision - great day to get some excellent photos of the views and skies - cheers :)
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby ChrisW » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:23 am

What a fantastic day captured beautifully in those stunning photos :clap: I love the dramatic cloud formations in the middle there, incredible. I'm with Mags on snow walking....I too work hard at falling on my ass during snowy descents :roll: :lol:
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby Fudgie » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:51 am

I saw your pictures on flickr and figured you were in that area but thought you were on Meall Ghlas :oops:

From the top of Ben Narian we counted 30 people at one point either on The Cobbler, Beinn Ime or Narnian itself so it looks like you had a quieter hill :wink:
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:13 am

Makes you forget about the rubbish summer weather when you get days like that out on the hills. Wonderful photographs :D thank's for sharing.
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:15 am

Good stuff and a good choice for a winter walk. I also climbed this in winter after turning back on Ben More. :)
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby mgmt! » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:31 am

fantastic report and pics soulminer, i was up there a few weeks ago with just a dusting of snow, low clag and no view from the summit. sunday was such a great day for sumit vistas.
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby soulminer » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:29 pm

Cheers all :)
A great Winter hill indeed, the views afforded from here are fine indeed- a distinct pleasure to photograph, and share :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn nan Imrean

Postby SMRussell » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:10 pm

Some excellent views (and now I see why you said puff of cloud!). Definitely keeping this one in mind for a possible winter trek - cheers :D
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