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Beinn Ime via Robins bench

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:56 pm
by DunstableDasher
Decided to be a bit more adventurous and try the hills with some snow about , as a fine day was forcast set off as usual on the last train to Edinburgh arriving at 2350 on the Friday night, then with a few hours to kill had a ride round Edinburgh on the night bus services but back for the 0450 to Arrochar. Pleasent walk round to the start (0755) at Succoth and up the zig zag path just as the sun started to appear, as has been mentioned on other reports robin checked me over at the bench.
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Getting the once over

Fairly straight forward walk up the easily discernable path
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Path up towards The Cobbler
passing the junction on the left for The Cobbler, once at the bealach although there was plenty of snow about as the route got higher I found it easier to carry crampons in my bag than on my feet,
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Looking back
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Looking forward to Beinn Ime
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Looking back towards the bealach
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Summit Cairn

Once at the top (arr 1040) when taking in the views saw this
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Is this a Spectre ?

Due to my early start did not see many people at all untill i started back down, quite a few turning off at the bealach for The Cobbler
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This way to The Cobbler
the return was a pleasent if warm walk back down arriving at the main road at 1230, then straight round to the snack bar at the filling station for some home made soup, after what had been a perfect day my illusion was shattered when after waiting on the station for about an hour the information point tells me that Scotrail are on strike and no trains are running today. !!

Re: Beinn Ime via Robins bench

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:04 pm
by davetherave
Couple really good pics there, pics 1 + 2 are a couple of crackers.

sorry to here about your return transport. :( :? :lol: .... sorry

Re: Beinn Ime via Robins bench

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:38 am
by mountain coward
I think that's a pretty perfect hill to do in winter! I wondered what you meant in the title with the 'Robin's Bench' bit then I remembered others reporting that robin begging for food... must be getting quite a bit from that area to hang around there still!

How awful about the train strike - and especially as you seem to have had no sleep the night before! What on earth did you do?

Re: Beinn Ime via Robins bench

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:39 pm
by DunstableDasher
After waiting for a while I used the help phone on the station and they told me a replacement coach was arranged so it was down to the main road and wait, sure enough it turned up and got me back to Glasgow in time for my last train back to York.

Re: Beinn Ime via Robins bench

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:46 pm
by Paul Webster
Nice spectre pic too :D