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Postby Craiging619 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:42 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Luibhean

Date walked: 24/08/2013

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 15.25 km

Ascent: 930m

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During last summer I decided to climb as many hills as possible, whether Munros, Corbetts or Grahams, and with public transport still the only option for my solo climbs, that meant an inevitable focus on the Arrochar Alps/Ardgarten hills. I had climbed Beinn Ime a couple of weeks before but couldn't get round to Beinn Luibhean due to squalid conditions on the final ascent/descent. Fast forward two weeks and I was back on the zig-zag Cobbler path yet again, methodically going for another one of the Arrochar hills! At least the path is great quality and has the classic view of the Cobbler to give you strength.

At the double bealach between Cobbler/Ime/Narnain, I bore left just after the gate to cross the South-Western side of Beinn Ime towards Beinn Luibhean. the undulating nature of the grooves here was frustrating, but less than an hour later I was at the col between Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean. The final climb in mist was surprisingly quick (c.20 minutes from the last bealach) with the descent even quicker, and the view even cleared up slightly at the top, with the hum of traffic from the A83 accompanied by a glimpse of the famed Rest and be Thankful car park. I made sure not to dislodge any rocks on the summit, what with this being 'The Landslide Hill'. :crazy:

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Traffic on the Motorway.

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A gratuitous number of shots of The Cobbler.

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Beinn Ime hidden in cloud, much like two weeks earlier.

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From the Bealach a'Mhaim I tried to stay roughly level while heading round to the Beinn Ime-Beinn Luibhean col.

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There are countless grooves in the hillside to be crossed underneath Beinn Ime.

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At the col I turned slightly more West and headed up into the clouds.

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X marks the summit! (Nearly)

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A mini-path appeared from somewhere. Nearly there I think!

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At the top! It was the right way round when I took it...

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The landslide section of the A83 appeared from the mist. :o

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The hum of traffic showed up again as the Rest and be Thankful came into view.

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On the descent the Campsies appeared to the South-East.

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Back to the huge grooves near the Bealach a'Mhaim. :?

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The Brack, scene of a horrific snow-climb a few months back.

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Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime finally appeared out of the clouds as I reached the bealach again.

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The Narnain Boulders.

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A tourist train heads North towards Crianlarich.

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A nice pre-dinner at the Arrochar Tearoom. :D
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