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Beinn Ime - first Munro of 2018 and goodbye to Millie
by KatTai » Sat May 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime
Date walked: 24/05/2018
Time taken: 5.2 hours
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It is just over a year ago that I had my disastrous walk up Beinn Narnain when it took nearly 4 hours to get there, I arrived with aching legs from being stuck in traffic/roadworks and completely unenthusiastic about the walk so after reaching the summit of Beinn Narnain I decided to call it a day and return for Beinn Ime another day. It started off better, it didn't take anywhere near as long to get there but once out of the woodland I tripped in front of some other people, fortunately not hurt but it didn't leave me feeling too enthused! I'd been up to the Cobbler with Millie and her sister Fly several years ago and it might have been a mistake to go somewhere I'd done with her because it brought back a lot of memories of her posing on various rocks. I stopped at the Narnain boulders for something to eat in the shade and ended up with a dog tearing round the boulder running straight into me and Moss and leaping into my face so I had to shove it back trying to block it from Moss whilst trying to avoid losing my lunch. Owners passed without so much of an apology. Already feeling down, I really felt like giving up at this point but somehow we kept on going and fortunately that was the last of the problems on the walk otherwise I probably would have given up! We passed the Cobbler - I had been planning on including that in the walk but in the end I decided against it - and followed the clear path up towards Beinn Ime. With the dry weather it was only slightly boggy in places but it was all easy to get around. We reached the summit and stopped for a break. The views were pretty good in all directions. Moss got her summit photo and we headed back down the same way. My 33rd Munro and Moss' 31st.
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by KatTai » Wed May 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Graeme D wrote:So sorry to hear this sad news. You said a couple of months ago when I posted a report just after losing my Lucy that the end was near for one of yours. I hope you took some comfort from your time on the hill and from the fact that you will know it was the right thing to do as a final act of kindness. She will always be there with you when you go to the hills. x
Yes, that was Millie's sister Fly who is still here. She was having a terrible time with her arthritis but has had a bit of a bounce back. Losing Millie was very unexpected
by Chris Mac » Wed May 30, 2018 11:14 pm
It's never easy losing a close family member, at least Fly and Moss can help you cope with the loss and getting out for more walks with them will help too as you know, nothing beats the mountains for quiet reflection. All the best, cheers!