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Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…


Postby grenfell88 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:20 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime

Date walked: 03/04/2013

Time taken: 4.5 hours

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Finally… a day off work and I’m free to get back on the hills. It’s been a couple of weeks since I was last out and I’ve been itching to get back out ever since. I had also bought a new camera I have been dying to try out.

Luckily for me the Forecast on MWIS looked good. The best I’ve seen it in a while actually…
10 – 15mph winds, dry and greater than 90% chance of cloud free munros on the West highlands. I’ll take that!

I decided to go for Beinn Ime, my final Munro of the Arrochar Alps. I would start from Butterbridge as I didn’t fancy the zig zag path again.As soon as I Arrived in Arrochar the first thing I noticed was the
spectacular view of the Cobbler.
I pulled into the car park at the Arrochar hotel to take some photos. To be honest I don’t think the photos do the view much justice.

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IMG_1068 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

I set off from the car about 0930 with the sun just rising above Ime. Quickly got my gear on and set off....

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IMG_1073 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

The Sun rising over Beinn Ime.

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IMG_1075 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

Beinn an Lochain

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IMG_1076 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

Binnein an Fhidhleir

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GOPR0013 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

Beinn Ime...... getting closer.

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GOPR0016 by Grenfell88, on Flickr


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GOPR0021 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

Time to get the crampons out! :D

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Panoramic 1 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

Panoramic shot. Left to right..... Narnain, The Cobbler, The Brack, Ben Donich and Beinn Luibhean I think?

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G0040148 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

Looking back at The Cobbler... What a view!

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G0050161 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

Finally reached the summit....

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G0050166 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

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GOPR0153 by Grenfell88, on Flickr

View over Ben Vorlich..

I made a quick video. Its not the best, but im still trying to get the hang of the GoPro.
(best viewed on the highest quality setting)



Getting back to the car I had to stop for another photo. Brilliant view

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Beinn Ime from Butterbridge by Grenfell88, on Flickr

Great day out :D Hope the weather stays this good for my trip next week....


Chris Grenfell
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby grenfell88 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:52 pm

:D
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby coachmacca » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:03 pm

Great pics mate! and love the pics and vid - the wee go pro looks V Impressive! Sam and I might do this on Sunday - you reckon we'd get away with spikes rather than full crampons?

Not a problem if we do ed them but happy to start going a bit lighter ;-)

Route looks a good one, like you I'd rather avoid the usual walk in :wink:

The ascent looks quite steep - pretty straightforward? Or a bit hairy scary (for Sam...)
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby mr_ash_37 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:44 pm

Congrats on number13. Stunning pics! That view of the cobbler from arrocher is one of the best.
Looking forward to a busy 2013 to get my count up also as only on 14
Enjoy!
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby grenfell88 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:13 pm

coachmacca wrote:Great pics mate! and love the pics and vid - the wee go pro looks V Impressive! Sam and I might do this on Sunday - you reckon we'd get away with spikes rather than full crampons?

Not a problem if we do ed them but happy to start going a bit lighter ;-)

Route looks a good one, like you I'd rather avoid the usual walk in :wink:

The ascent looks quite steep - pretty straightforward? Or a bit hairy scary (for Sam...)



Thanks mate! id recommend it, its a great walk.

I would still take your crampons. They are a must for the descent.

The ascent isn't too bad, looks a lot worse than it actually is. You will enjoy it :wink:
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby grenfell88 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:14 pm

mr_ash_37 wrote:Congrats on number13. Stunning pics! That view of the cobbler from arrocher is one of the best.
Looking forward to a busy 2013 to get my count up also as only on 14
Enjoy!



Thanks bud! :D yeh I have a busy year also. Planning to get my count above 50 :thumbup:
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby litljortindan » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:02 pm

Looks like a fine walk. Some good atmospheric pictures there.
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby grenfell88 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:59 pm

litljortindan wrote:Looks like a fine walk. Some good atmospheric pictures there.


Yeh was a great walk mate, really enjoyed it. So much better than starting from arrochar.

Thank you :)
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby weeman750 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:05 pm

Thats ma boy. :clap:
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Re: Number 13 – Unlucky for Some…

Postby grenfell88 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:49 pm

weeman750 wrote:Thats ma boy. :clap:


Cheers dad :thumbup:
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