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Beinn Narnain & Beinn Ime
by Creeno » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:44 pm
Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain
Date walked: 30/10/2010
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 13.5 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
After a terrible week of weather the forecast was promising for a Sunday hike, so we headed up to Arrochar to take on Beinn Narnain & Beinn Ime. Arrived in the car park around 8.30am, there was lots of low lying fog and mist and bascially we could hardly see 10ft in front of us. We decided to head over to the Arrochar Hotel for a coffee hoping the fog would lift. After a coffee and a 20 minute wait the fog lifted and we got a cracking view of The Cobbler and our route up to Beinn Narnain
Finshed our coffee's had a toilet break then headed back to car park to start our hike, we knew once we got through the low lying fog it would be clear going for the rest of the hike.
The Beinn Narnain track starting point is a bit hidden, looked more like a stream than a track, we actually walked by it but doubled back after a few minutes. After about a 10 minute walk we cleared the fog, the visibility from then on was great. Once we got a bit a altitude the views were unbelievable, the following pictures speak for themselves -
We could have basically sat there all day taking in the view, but we came up to bag a few Munro's, .
The hike up to Beinn Narnain was steep and rugged in parts, it was hard going with scrambling nearer the summit.
After a bit of scrambling we reached the summit. Clear skies, unbelievable views, great company couldn't ask for anymore !!!!!!
After some hot coffee and lunch we headed down from Beinn Narnain to attempt Beinn Ime. I found this part of the hike quite boggy, but with the weather we had that week we weren't surprised.
After getting to the base of Beinn Ime it took about 40 mins to hike to the summit, again the views were out of this world -
Didn't stay too long on the summit of Beinn Ime. We were considering hiking The Cobbler once we got off Beinn Ime, but it looked like the weather was going to turn plus we were knackered, , so we decided against it and headed back to the car park. Save The Cobbler for another day !!!!!!
Got a few nice pictures of The Clobbler on our hike back to the car park -
What else can I say, what a great day, you wouldn't beleive it was only 1 day until November
I would highly recommend bagging Beinn Narnain & Beinn Ime. The views were out of the world and the scrambling up Beinn Narnain was terrific !!!!!!!!!!!!!
by David.Ferguson » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:45 pm
by brizo67 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:00 pm
by jonny616 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:22 pm
by jwramsay » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:52 pm
Ben Arthur (The Cobbler):
by Creeno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:38 pm
brizo67........great meeting you's up at the summit, tell your mate he takes a quality photo
by spartacus » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:32 am
by rockhopper » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:18 am
by Creeno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:12 pm
I'll be writing more trips reports after I bag a few more Munros,