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Sunny morning in Arrochar

Sunny morning in Arrochar


Postby oldrayne75 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:29 pm

Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Narnain

Date walked: 27/04/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Ascent: 926m

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After a few frustrating weeks waiting for the snow to shift it was time for the second hill-day of the year. Time was limited so a solo-trek to Arrochar to climb Narnain was the plan.

Crossing the Forth Road Bridge I noticed the Pentlands had turned white again overnight so was unsure what I'd find on the other side of the country. But heading around Loch Long it was clear that conditions were fine.

Set off from the car park at Succoth at 8.40 and after only a few yards on the Cobbler path I took the sharp right which takes you directly up the hillside towards Narnain. From there it was a steep pull - not much chance to warm the legs up but height was gained quickly. The path was more like a stream for this early part of the walk - and very slippy - so I decided I'd make my descent on the other side of the hill and back via the main Cobbler path.

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Ready to go - blue skies all round


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Looking back down the steep path to Arrochar


About half way up there's a brief mild-scrambling section before finding a path again where the Cobbler comes into view. Beinn Narnain was soon in sight.

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Cobbler from Narnain path


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Narnain ahead


The final pull was a nice wee scramble. A few patches of snow around but all pretty straightforward. Summit was soon reached and I was able to enjoy it to myself!

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Summit cairn with Ben Lomond in background


The Cobbler path back to the car was as busy as the path up had been quiet. Lots of people enjoying the sunshine and they were rewarded with some cracking views of the Cobbler.

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The Cobbler


Back at the car for half twelve. Excellent morning in great conditions. A great warm up for Torridon at the end of next week!
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Re: Sunny morning in Arrochar

Postby Sarah86 » Wed May 01, 2013 2:05 pm

Love your shot of the summit cairn with Ben Lomond in the background. I always like it when I can get a summit to myself even just for 5 minutes.
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Re: Sunny morning in Arrochar

Postby oldrayne75 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:47 pm

Thanks Sarah. It was my first day out with my new camera so I was pleased to get a nice day for it.
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