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Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report here)

Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report here)


Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:40 pm

Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 01/02/2015

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 14.52 km

Ascent: 1485m

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The Cobbler from distance
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Looking back - sunrise around Ben Lomond
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The rock looks great in snow
8)
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I decided to leave the usual easier walkers way and turned to the rocky side for climbers to try the famous Chockstone Gully ( the right time to prepare ice-axe and crampons ) :-) ...Ben Lomond in the background
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Chockstone Gully ( grade II ): On the rocky way up - view of Beinn Narnain opposite
:wink:
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Climbing the Chockstone Gully: steep ground...snow, ice, rock...keeping climbing and enjoying the beauty around
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Looking back down via the great Chockstone Gully
:roll:
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The Cobbler - north peak
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view of the West
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on half way of The Cobbler...Ben Lomond in the bacground
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Beinn Narnain
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warming sun...
8)
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The south-west view
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The Cobbler
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Icy way up to Beinn Ime - looking back to Beinn Narnain on the left and The Cobbler on the right
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on top of Beinn Ime
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On the summit of Beinn Ime
:D
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Ben Lomond zoomed
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The Cobbler from Beinn Narnain
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Self-timer photo on summit of Beinn Narnain
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View from Beinn Narnain
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View from plateau...after descending the top ( by the way I guess why most of walkers use it as ascend to Beinn Narnain first and the valley path between Narnain and Cobbler down...especially in winter )
:crazy: :) :lol:
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Finally on the safe descending way down to Arrochar carpark


Enjoy the Video here:
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:38 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:29 pm

Great stuff there Petr, some wonderful photographs on what looks like a fantastic but hard day on the hills. Two Munros and a Corbett, under those underfoot conditions, I'm impressed :clap: :D Did the self timer catch you out on the summit of Narnain? :lol: Enjoyed that a lot :)
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Happyfeet » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:15 pm

:clap:
Well done Petr. Looks like an amazing walk on a bright day. Love the video too. Keep the reports coming please :D
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby ere1 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:41 pm

Hi Petr! Beautiful pictures. In two weeks time I will also be in Arrochar. My packed rucksack is waiting for me. Cheers, Peter
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:44 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Great stuff there Petr, some wonderful photographs on what looks like a fantastic but hard day on the hills. Two Munros and a Corbett, under those underfoot conditions, I'm impressed :clap: :D Did the self timer catch you out on the summit of Narnain? :lol: Enjoyed that a lot :)
Thank you Rod, the effort was awarded by the beauty around :D Glad you enjoyed it :clap:
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:46 pm

Happyfeet wrote::clap:
Well done Petr. Looks like an amazing walk on a bright day. Love the video too. Keep the reports coming please :D
Thank you Emmelie :) I will try :wink:
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:52 pm

ere1 wrote:Hi Petr! Beautiful pictures. In two weeks time I will also be in Arrochar. My packed rucksack is waiting for me. Cheers, Peter
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Hi there Peter and thanks for the post :) Enjoy the Arrochar two weeks from now, hope the weather will be good for your trip. I wish you great time there. Petr
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby richardchun » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:05 pm

Hi Petr, you had a cracking day for it. Glad to see you finally hit Arrochar. We will need to hook up again for some hills!!! :D
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:34 pm

richardchun wrote:Hi Petr, you had a cracking day for it. Glad to see you finally hit Arrochar. We will need to hook up again for some hills!!! :D
Hi Richard, yes...finally cracking day...and finaly Arrochar - one of the nearest from home :D really enjoyed...after my mountains trips in january and december in strong wind & poor visibility :roll: as I am walking mountains at any weather conditions :wink: Looking forward for some trip together this year again ! 8)
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Fife Flyer » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Some great photo's in a fabulous area :clap: :clap:
As Rod said you did really well to manage all three in the area, especially with the white stuff underfoot :clap:
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:00 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Some great photo's in a fabulous area :clap: :clap:
As Rod said you did really well to manage all three in the area, especially with the white stuff underfoot :clap:

Thank you Fife Flyer :) The weather condition allowed to do it despite the snow...
Looking at your profile photo with the special light circle around - I have very similar - taken near summit of Beinn Dorain two months ago...it surprised me how it happened when I saw it - in my case shade of my body on sunshine and mist ahead with the circle - taken the photo when looking ahead a saw myself in front with the special circle...how was your case ? Maybe rare mountain spirit ? :shock: :roll: :D :wink:
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:10 pm

more photos in the video :wink:
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby rockhopper » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:12 am

great day for it and some cracking photos for you first report - also did my first report on these hills but didn't look anywhere as good as your day - cheers :)
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Andrea Rosslyn » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:14 am

:clap:
It really looks like an amazing walk (as always) although difficult walk .... Beautiful Day in the mountains ...I am sure that you enjoyed. I wish you many such wonderful days in mountains......and especially safe trips! :wink:
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Re: Sunny-clear day in snowy Arrochar Alps (my 1st report he

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:32 am

rockhopper wrote:great day for it and some cracking photos for you first report - also did my first report on these hills but didn't look anywhere as good as your day - cheers :)

Thank you & appreciate :)
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