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Ach - Arrochar Again

Ach - Arrochar Again


Postby magicdin » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:55 am

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Narnain

Date walked: 16/10/2010

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 11.15 km

Ascent: 975m

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Great forecast for the Saturday - so opportunity for another walk in fair weather
Headed up to Arrochar again - not really decided on any particular hill
The car thermometer was reading 4 degrees and a definite wee chill in the air at the car park
However once on the ziz zag path and into the morning sunshine the heat soon built up
The path was busy and there was a sort of conga line of people taking off jackets,hats,gloves etc
Once at the bench I took off my fleece pullover to cool down - absolutely no breeze
A wee bit past the dam I stopped at a burn to have a drink and a cooling splash.
Considered my options and settled on Bealach a'Mhaim and North West Ridge to Beinn Narnain.
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Views of The Cobbler

Once at the bealach strolled a wee bit up the slope and time for another short break
A good number of years since I approached Beinn Narnain by this slope (my 14th time on the hill)

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Beinn an Lochain and Beinn Luibhean
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The south slopes of Beinn Ime
Does'nt take long to climb up on easy grassy slopes with a well worn track.
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View north to Beinn Laoigh
Summit was fairly quiet - only four other people - and two dugs
But this soon changed - within minutes there was over twenty hillwalkers arriving from all directions
Good views to the north and west - Ben Nevis visible - and Mull very clear
After sitting for twenty minutes in very calm weather set on back down beside the Spearhead Buttress
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Spearhead Buttress
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Looking back to the summmit plateau
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The Buttress
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Cobbler

Wandered down along the Cruach nam Miseag ridge
Stags were bellowing down in Coire Sugach - a great wee corrie
I wonder just how many people wander round into this corrie nowadays,since the new path was opened in the early 2000s
The route from Narnain to A'Chrois and back down the corrie is terrific walk,especially in winter conditions
Rather than continue to the end of the ridge and the steep descent I took a direct line down the grassy slopes heading for the junction of paths just below the dam - and back down the zig zags

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The view down Loch Long towards Arran
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Autumnal Arrochar

Pint at the Village Inn - Deuchars :D


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Re: Ach - Arrochar Again

Postby kevsbald » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:38 pm

I wis ower on Binnein an Fhidhleir - wasn't it a splendid day?
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Re: Ach - Arrochar Again

Postby magicdin » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:16 pm

kevsbald wrote:I wis ower on Binnein an Fhidhleir - wasn't it a splendid day?


sure was - we are lucky that Arrochar is just on the doorstep - cheers :D
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Re: Ach - Arrochar Again

Postby mountain coward » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:45 am

But did you call at the caves? :D Great photos of Spearhead Buttress - never saw that when i was on Narnain as it was too claggy as usual!
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Re: Ach - Arrochar Again

Postby monty » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:15 am

Hi Magicdin,
Nice report. The weather was great on Saturday with just enough chill in the air to keep cool. :D The butress looks great. Makes me want to climb it :lol:
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Re: Ach - Arrochar Again

Postby magicdin » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:38 am

monty wrote:Hi Magicdin,
Nice report. The weather was great on Saturday with just enough chill in the air to keep cool. :D The butress looks great. Makes me want to climb it :lol:


Cheers monty - yes terrific weather - I actually found it a bit warm on Saturday
I see you had a good long (or not so long) day yourself - you sure do race round these hills :thumbup:
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Re: Ach - Arrochar Again

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:11 pm

Nice 8)

We were in the locale too :D
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