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Wild camping on top of Beinn Ime

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:52 pm
by Pietrach
Hi all,
This is my first post here but I hope not the last one.

I started my trip from the car park at Butterbridge, around 1900, with an intention of a wild camping at the top of Beinn Ime.

As per everyone's recommendations, I followed the stream most of the way until the steeper approach started and a thick fog came. The approach was usual for this area, wet, muddy, very slippery and steep, and I focused primarily on staying upright, as my 16kg load was doing its best to pull me down 

Due to the fog, I had to revert to using GPS few times, but other than that the route is pretty straight forward in terms of navigation.

The weather stayed poor through the evening and overnight, so my plans of catching the sunrise will have to wait for the next trip. However, shortly after the sunrise the fog has partially cleared and enabled me to enjoy some views.

I had to be back in the car for 0900 so I rushed the descent slightly, what resulted in not looking at the map and general lack of attention. As a result instead of descending West towards the car park, I went South and ended up in the middle of the Glencroe… well done me.

I have not done hitchhiking for a while now, so I was actually amazed when someone stopped just 5min later and gave me a lift to my car. Thank you whoever you were.

I produced a short video/pictorial from the trip, which was an afterthought. Next time I will make sure that I have more material as I actually enjoyed editing.

Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know your thoughts.

Re: Wild camping on top of Beinn Ime

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:50 pm
by Silverhill
Welcome to WalkHighlands!
That was an awesome view to wake up to! As you say, one hour of visibility is enough for some fantastic memories. :D

Re: Wild camping on top of Beinn Ime

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:40 am
by Pietrach
Thank you, it was an awesome view indeed. The photographs do not show the whole atmosphere, but I got hooked on wild camping and I am sure this was not my last one.