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Beinn Narnain / Beinn Ime for another day
by gammy leg walker » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:31 pm
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Narnain
Date walked: 07/11/2010
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 950mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
This time I had arranged to meet Andy,Brian,and Sue,aka Stretch and Mr and Mrs Jockstar from WH,got my first view across Loch Long to the Cobbler,looking mighty fine in the early morning sun Also the lower south west slopes of Beinn Narnain Got to the car park first,and got suited and booted,and waited for the rest to arrive,not long after me Andy,Brian,Sue,appeared,and we were on our way by 9am,with just time to grab a photo of Loch Long Followed the route on WH and soon took a photo looking back down to Loch Long(done to death,but so what) Higher up the views were opening out across to Ben Lomond,with a light dusting of snow Fairly soon became quite apparent that with this only being Sue"s 3rd time out,that we may not be able to climb the two Munro"s today,but all credit must go to Sue with all the effort she put in today,from the very start,and as always the most important thing is always to enjoy your day when your out,which was not hard in this company.The fine weather,was slowly starting to close in ,and so tried to snatch some pics where possible Stretch using his long legs to good open a gap to the slow coaches Soon we came to where my last attempt came to a halt,but this time there was to be no turning back We took our time on this section for 3 reasons 1 weather closing in,2 dusting of snow on top of ice on the rocks,3 this was Sue"s first time scrambling.my utmost respect goes to her today,never once did she hesitate or complain,anything we asked her to do she did and made a fine job under poor conditions. Once we got over The Spearhead,could see just how much this meant to Sue,as she was now on a high,and chuffed to bits at what she had just done Summit was now in site with Stretch showing the way And gammy at the top Dropped down of the top for some lunch,then made our way down to the bealach between Narnain and Ime,this was a slow descent,with ice and snow all the way down,this is where me and stretch had to make a call,do we try and carry on,with the slopes to Ime all iced up,do we ask Sue and Brian to wait while we tackle Ime,in the end I think we made the correct one,so we all turned our backs on Ime and made our way down the northwest slopes of Narnain,and back to our cars.Andy,Brian,Sue,I had a great day today in your company,look forward to maybe meeting up with you all in the near future
by gammy leg walker » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:53 pm
by nathan79 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:15 pm
I didn't think i was going to get out and about today so i passed on this trip, but i did manage to get out in the end. Looks like the weather was the same west as it was in the east, beautiful day to start with but the cloud came a calling.
- mountain coward
by Alan S » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:23 pm
I think you like this area too much and you keep making excuses to come back
by Stretch » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:27 pm
by rockhopper » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:51 pm
by 2dalmatians » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:34 am
by Jockstar » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:09 am
by suhowfar » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:10 pm
The right decision was made to leave Beinn Ime for another day, not sure I would have managed it, sorry for holding you guys up, you were very supportive to me and made the right decision for us all.
Lunch was ‘fun’ at the top, even the Doggies enjoyed their steak pies (for a split second I had a vision of one of their steak pies hot with brown sauce on!) Can’t wait until the next one. Once again thanks guys, great company, day, challenges and views. Hope to meet with you again soon Stretch and Gammy Leg Walker. Please Brian (AKA Jockstar), get planning our next one for Sunday, I have well got the walking (and scrambling!!) bug now....... Mrs Jockstar (AKA suhowfar)
by Alan S » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:34 pm
suhowfar wrote:even the Doggies enjoyed their steak pies
I am going straight on the phone to mrs gammy leg as these dogs are supposed to be on strict diets
by suhowfar » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:56 pm
Yeah I got some really great encouragement and help from the 3 guys, it made all the difference when I was struggling . It also really helped Jockstar had promised me a Curry Buffet night with a few wee glasses of red vine when we got back that evening, so that helped to quicken the pace in the end towards the car....still taking in the fantastic views and watching the rescue helicopter flying around. And yes Stretch the curry and vino were great, hope you enjoyed your pasta
by kinley » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:52 pm
Looks a cracking day's walking and company too
Quite right on the group decision to turn - rule number one is get down safe, rule number 2 is have fun, rule number 3....never eat yellow snow
Now you get to go back!
by Merry-walker » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:12 pm
that Cobbler looks bloomin' awsome!!