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Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler


Postby AlexFrood » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:00 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 02/12/2014

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1760m

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Went out an a Mountain day in the Arrochar Alps of scotland. I got myself two new munro’s of Beinn Narnain ( 926m ) and Beinn Ime ( 1011m ) and the Corbett of The Cobbler/ Ben Arthur ( 884m ) taking in north peak and main summit.

A 4:45am get up was the plan for the day so I could be on the hill for 6:30am. After an hour drive from Glasgow that worked out.

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I had head torch start was in order

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My early start was so I could reach the summit of Beinn Narnain for sunrise.

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The ground was snowy and icy on the way up from the car park at the end of Loch Long. I had some great views of Ben Lomond silhouetted against the rising sun light

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The pre dawn light on Loch Long and The Cobbler was fantastic

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But the actual dawn light was even better.

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After a clear sunrise as soon as I reached the summit of Beinn Narnain it clouded over.

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After setting up my tripod and camera and taking a few test images the clouds finally moved after waiting a bit.

Summit of Beinn Narnain looking at Loch Long and The Cobbler

The second image was in response to a friends image. But damn it was cold and the image itself turned out well.

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After a long slog up Beinn Ime into a cloudy winter wonderland look I got to the summit about 11:45am

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Decided since I had so much time less in the day I would now get The Cobbler as well.

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Decided I would wait for a bit on the summit of Beinn Ime to see in the clouds would clear, turns out I waited so long my beard started to freeze.

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Starting to look wintry, but the sun is coming through the clouds gave an overall rather nice atmosphere.

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Next up was The Cobbler, A rather Icy Cobbler.

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Taken from the North Peak on the Cobbler, The ice made it interesting.

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Looking over to the main summit.

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Decided because of the amount of ice on the summit rocks the risk wasn't worth it so just went for a placing a hand of the rock instead.

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Not chance I'm going up there in these conditions.

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I was up early enough to see the sunrise and still up later enough too see it set.

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Cheeky end of the day selfie

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Quick porkpie stopped for the final descent.

All in all fantastic but big day out on the hill.
Last edited by AlexFrood on Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Postby Sarah86 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:18 pm

Your early start was certainly worth is, the lighting in the photos is lovely. Very brave stripping off in those conditions :lol:
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Re: Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Postby PerthAlly » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:21 pm

10/10 :lol: . Brave man stripping down!

Did exactly the same walk in August but you had better weather
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Re: Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler

Postby AlexFrood » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:55 pm

Thanks for the comments. It was a wee bit nippy up there with the wind blowing . Im glad i was first on summit or it would of been a odd sight for some hill walkers to come across.
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Re: Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobble

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:59 pm

Great photos - I take it the naked statue was an experiment into the effects of exposure on the human body :lol: :lol:

Some days it is just worth getting up very early - you certainly had brilliant weather - even the mist added to the atmosphere :clap:
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Re: Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobble

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:50 pm

Wow! :clap: :D
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Re: Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobble

Postby AlexFrood » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:25 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Great photos - I take it the naked statue was an experiment into the effects of exposure on the human body :lol: :lol:

Some days it is just worth getting up very early - you certainly had brilliant weather - even the mist added to the atmosphere :clap:


It was an experiment in some sort of exposure. safe to say glad I did it when i did it as a low-flying helicopter came over the summit about 10 minutes later.
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Re: Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobble

Postby IanEzzi » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:38 am

Briliant post, I've been getting into my late night hikes (typically so I can wake up somewhere interesting on a Saturday morning) but definitely now persuaded to try some sunrise efforts!
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Re: Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobble

Postby Andy74G » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:26 pm

Some great pics :shock: nice sunrise & sunset pictures
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