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Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan

Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:56 pm

Route description: Beinn nan Imirean, from Auchessan

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn nan Imirean

Date walked: 16/10/2016

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 11.06 km

Ascent: 720m

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The day after the Compleation had arrrived and the promised better weather had not materialised in fact it had gotten worse, but maybe just maybe it might brighten up as forecast.
This grassy lump was on on my way home in any case and with my climbing buddy Martin already committed we drove to the starting point on the A85 in Glen Dochart

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Inverardran Cottage where we were staying the weekend
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The parking area on the South side of the A85 road where we put the cars so as not to block the farm driveway approx. 300yards East of Driveway to farm
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Crossing the bridge over the river Dochart
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Looking West from the bridge
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After passing the old farmhouse at the front then following the track to the East side just to return around the rear this track heads further North adjacent to the burn on the left. Soon to pass old kennel building in picture
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We took the right fork, on the return journey we came down the track on the left
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Looking back to Glen Dochart
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There are lots of new tracks having been built for the new hydro scheme
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After an age climbing up the featureless grassy moorland towards Meall Garbh hard going in the wet underfoot conditions you come across this sea of peat hag which we passed on the left hand side then climbed steeper slopes to gain the summit ridge
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Wet and already soaked at the summit rock on rock cairn, not hanging about we headed back the way we had come against the driving rain and wind
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Near the end now and not bothering to take the camera out once because of the foul conditions we came across these black sheep. Funny when sheep see you they almost invariably pee themselves
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These two were not frightened and stood their ground
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Not seen this type of sheep before
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Drowned rats, happy to be off the hill to get a complete change of clothes before the drive back home.
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Re: Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan

Postby Sgurr » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:23 pm

Try googling Badger Faced Welsh Mountain Sheep. We saw some in Wales and had to find them on-line. I guess that's what the one with a black rear was. Did you see its face?
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Re: Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:43 pm

Sgurr wrote:Try googling Badger Faced Welsh Mountain Sheep. We saw some in Wales and had to find them on-line. I guess that's what the one with a black rear was. Did you see its face?


Thanks for that Sgurr, I will do, and fancy me just seeing my first live badger only a couple of weeks ago as well.
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Re: Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan

Postby bdearg » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:04 pm

Did this hill on Monday .....weather not changed any then :? Wondered about the sheep though they were cool.Good hill :crazy: pity about weather ......not as bad as creish for water we stayed dry :clap:
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Re: Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:30 am

bdearg wrote:Did this hill on Monday .....weather not changed any then :? Wondered about the sheep though they were cool.Good hill :crazy: pity about weather ......not as bad as creish for water we stayed dry :clap:


It was one of those days you hoped would get better so we did not put our waterproofs leggings on and as the trousers were getting so wet it seemed pointless to put the leggings on. My hardshell is now past its best and a replacement is a must. Just hope WH meet up weekend has better drier weather. My boots are still wet maybe they will dry out in time for the meet. Don't think I'll be rushing back up there though.
The farm seemed to welcome walkers though.
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Re: Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan

Postby PeteR » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:56 am

Looked wet......and the peat hags looked awful Rod. Well done for getting it bagged.

I did this on a longer, but probably more pleasing route from Kenknock. Good track most of the way for once. Then dropped back over Meall Glas and the former Munro of Beinn Cheeathaich. Made for a nice little circuit.
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Re: Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:25 pm

Wow, 10 out of 10 for perseverance! I think I'd have given up as soon as I saw that peat bog!

Pity - the views from the summit are really fine on the right day :roll:
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Re: Beinn nan Imirean from Auchessan

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:30 am

Alteknacker wrote:Wow, 10 out of 10 for perseverance! I think I'd have given up as soon as I saw that peat bog!

Pity - the views from the summit are really fine on the right day :roll:


Thanks Alteknacker, I'll take your word re the views, the photo of the peat hags was the weather at its best and we were heading right for the middle until the cloud lifted a bit, just as welll we took evasive action, lol.
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