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Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Hitting half way mark in the deep South


Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:15 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 09/07/2013

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 1525m

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An Deas fada nan Gaidhealtachd Earra Ghaidheal a bha mi air Diluain ann dúthaich MacPharlain

Monday found me in MacFarlane country , an old tribe going back to Gilchrist who was the youngest son of Alwyn, the Celtic Earl of Lennox. He settled on the shores of Loch Long at Arrochar at the end of the 12th century and his grandson Malduin assisted Robert the Bruce when he was evading pursuit in that area and later fought at the Battle of Bannockburn. It was Malduin's son, Parlan (the Gaelic equivalent of Bartholomew), whose name began the Clann Macpharlain .

There is none of Malduin's folk left in An Socach now however the brits have a monsterous nuclear base just down the road. I believe the weapons there have the capacity to wipe out every single living organism within a 75 mile radius ,still we are "better together" ,especially when they want to store their WMD's on Scottish soil ! .

Time to evict them

That's my punt for the Yes campaign :wink:

So Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime it was to be and a fine day was in prospect as I left the car at 8am

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Beinn Laomainn


Chan eil e fada ,gus thu mach an craoibhean ... abair sealladh !

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Beinn Artair


I decided on the "slighe ceart" or right hand path that takes you up the spine of Beinn Narnain , could be a bog fest in Winter but fine today.

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Laomainn a ribhist


I fell in with a young lad Graham who was good cráic and we made our way up through the steep wee tórran a good wee hill this one ,plenty character .

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Creagan


Bha a' ceo air an Gleann fhathast agus bha e ro teth ...... plenty low mist in the glens and hellish hot however grand views all round

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Loch na ' bhreatanaich


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Laomainn a rhibhist


Bha sinn air a ' mhullach mu dheidhinn dha uair ............ On the summit in around 2 hours ,my halfway mark :D

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Cárn


One draw back were the "Meanbh Chuileagan" on the summit .... aye midges ! took a bite to eat then headed over to Beinn Ime ... a fair haul ! .

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Beinn Ime


Soon on the summit where some lunch and a wee sleep in the sun was required !

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An cu


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An rathad


After the wee refresh we set off to include Beinn Artair in the round it is a fascinating rock this one and a fair set of pitched stones up to the summit which had a large crowd of Canadian folk on it :o

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An Clúdair


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So" bha sin e " .... the halfway house in the quest for all the Munro's and I have to say pleasantly surprised with the character of these hills they really are cracking mountains and not as busy as I feared.

We just need to move those damn war mongers at Faslane ,somewhere near waste minister will do :D

Cheerie a nis

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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby weaselmaster » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:29 pm

Ach well done on the halfway mark :clap:
Narnain was my first munro of recent times and was so claggy that I never really saw what I was climbing, so good to see it on a different sort of day
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:02 pm

Congratulations on getting halfway :thumbup: Lovely way to do it - was also lucky enough to have similar conditions on these hills. Thanks for the history lesson as usual - will steer clear of the politics though :lol: - cheers :)
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Bruno » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:26 pm

Congrats, Colla - and to an Cu, who has a wee way to `til halfway!!
:clap: :clap: :wink:
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby basscadet » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:43 am

Ooh, halfway! Gle Math! :D

Cracking hills, although not the place for solitude.. So many people, not enough time to speak to them all :( :lol:
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Bod » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:32 pm

Great stuff, well done half way is a nice feeling. I love the top of the Cobbler :D :D :clap:
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby PeteR » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:42 pm

Congratulations on the halfway mark :clap: Narnain is a great hill and you had a great day to be out enjoying the hills too :D

I'm with rockhopper on the politics though :lol: We might just fall out over that particular subject :lol:
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:38 pm

weaselmaster wrote:Ach well done on the halfway mark :clap:
Narnain was my first munro of recent times and was so claggy that I never really saw what I was climbing, so good to see it on a different sort of day


Pleasant surprise this wee hill worth a return then :D
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:39 pm

PeteR wrote:Congratulations on the halfway mark :clap: Narnain is a great hill and you had a great day to be out enjoying the hills too :D

I'm with rockhopper on the politics though :lol: We might just fall out over that particular subject :lol:



Cheers Peter ..... Iol
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:40 pm

Bod wrote:Great stuff, well done half way is a nice feeling. I love the top of the Cobbler :D :D :clap:


I was surprised an inspiring set of hills Bod :clap:
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:41 pm

basscadet wrote:Ooh, halfway! Gle Math! :D

Cracking hills, although not the place for solitude.. So many people, not enough time to speak to them all :( :lol:


Quite quiet that's why I picked a Monday morning ,still a wee bit busy for me though :lol:
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:42 pm

Bruno wrote:Congrats, Colla - and to an Cu, who has a wee way to `til halfway!!
:clap: :clap: :wink:


He loves it Bruno and usually covers double the ground I do :D
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:57 pm

Hope you didn't get a nose bleed being down in the busy deep South :lol: Well done reaching the halfway mark on such a lovely day as well. There are more great walks down that way with the Corbetts and more so the Grahams a lot more quieter. :wink:
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Backpacker » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:18 pm

Well done on reaching the halfway mark.

They're a cracking pair of hills to climb
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Re: Hitting half way mark in the deep South

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:32 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Hope you didn't get a nose bleed being down in the busy deep South :lol: Well done reaching the halfway mark on such a lovely day as well. There are more great walks down that way with the Corbetts and more so the Grahams a lot more quieter. :wink:


To be honest Johnny saw only two folk until i hit the bealach between narnain & ime ,where i passed maybe 6 .......then I hit the cobbler :D

Aye the Corbetts and Grahams over the other side of Loch Long looked grand ,will visit there sometime :wink:
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