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Glorious day in the Arrochar Alps

Glorious day in the Arrochar Alps


Postby dtaylor5632 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:14 pm

Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime

Date walked: 06/04/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1011m

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Well the missus had been wanting to come and join me on one of my munro walks for quite a while now and with a failed attempt 2 weeks ago due to the storms it seemed like the weekend and Beinn Ime would be a good bet instead of Ben Lawers 2 weeks ago.
We prepared our bags the night before and looking at the weather reports and taking advice from the WH forum I decided that we would take the crampons and ice axes but I wasn't really intending on using them (better safe than sorry). We always had the option not to go up if conditions under foot were pretty bad, plus I didn't want Jill's first experience of a munro being taught how to walk in crampons and how to use an ice axe :) Though I did have the notion of throwing her in the deep end!
We got to the car park at the west side of Arrochar at around 9.30am, the sun was out and though there were a few clouds in the sky it was looking up. We quickly set off up the zig zaggy path up to the valley heading for the bealach between The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain. Half way up Jill informed me that she had put her thermals on this morning anticipating a cold day and was paying for that now :D
Once at the bealach we made the normal ascent up Beinn Ime and rather than wittle on I'll let the pics do the talking :)
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Glorious weather at the start.

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The Cobbler coming into view, always impresses me no matter what season it is.

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Having a wee break

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The prize for today

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views heading up

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about to start the final part of the climb, views spectacular everywhere

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Got to the summit for this view! But the old keep calm and give it 5-10 minute rule came into play

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finally the clag begins to clear

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just a big kid really!

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Beinn Narnain

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back end of the cobbler

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view south
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another wee view nearing the end
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dtaylor5632
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Re: Glorious day in the Arrochar Alps

Postby grenfell88 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:11 pm

Great first report mate. Nice potos aswell :clap:

Its mad how quickly the snow is disappearing :shock: I was only up there last wednesday.

As for your trip on the 21st.. I am dayshift that weekend im afraid. Another time though

Chris
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Re: Glorious day in the Arrochar Alps

Postby dtaylor5632 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:34 pm

Cheers buddy,

Yeah it all melts far too quickly! :)
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