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Glorious day in the Arrochar Alps

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:14 pm
by dtaylor5632
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 :)
Glorious weather at the start.

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

Having a wee break

The prize for today

views heading up

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

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

finally the clag begins to clear

just a big kid really!

Beinn Narnain

back end of the cobbler

view south

Re: Glorious day in the Arrochar Alps

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:11 pm
by grenfell88
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


Re: Glorious day in the Arrochar Alps

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:34 pm
by dtaylor5632
Cheers buddy,

Yeah it all melts far too quickly! :)