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NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE

NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE


Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:24 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime

Date walked: 13/11/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 982m

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Back out this week again to try and knock of Beinn Ime,arranged to meet Stretch at Arrochar as he nears the magic 100 mark,on our way by 8.30 am and followed the "cobbler" path,right from the start did not feel 100% and this was to continue all day with stretch having to wait all day while I caught up with those long legs,weather was fine on way up with Ben Lomond starting to wear it"s winter coat
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Ben Lomond
Plodded on and got some photos of Beinn Narnain and The Cobbler both with snow coverings
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Narnain
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Narnain
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Cobbler
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Cobbler
Got to the bealach,and had a 5min break here to fuel up and put on extra base layers in preparation for what lay ahead,as we could see the spindrift on the slopes of Ime
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Ime
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Ime
The wind was now starting to blow a gale,but stretch did not seam to notice,and was still seting the pace,with the wind blowing,we managed to get fleeting views around us before they clagged in quickly
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Break in the cloud
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Nearly there
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Here comes the clag
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Blue sky
After this photo,things got a wee bit desperate for the next 15/20min with the path icing up under fresh snow,and the wind whipping up spindrift all around and visibility down to only 1 or 2 meters,the wind at this point must have been near 45/50 mph,and was touch and go to stop and put on the crampons,had slightly lost stretch by this point but new by my gps I was still bang on line for the summit,eventually stretch appeared just before the summit,and so did the sun :D
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Stretch at summit
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Gammy at summit
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Stretch and Gammy
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Gammy Stretch and blue sky
Did not hang about at summit for to long,as even though the sun was out it was still pretty cold in the wind.We had plans on climbing the "cobbler" on the way down,but soon put that to bed,as we thought we had more than enough adventure for one day,thanks for the company to day big man,once again enjoyed your company,look forward the next time we can arrange to meet :D :D

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Re: NEAR IME-POSSIBLE

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:32 pm

Good one Gammy, been waiting on your report. Your pictures are smashing, that Cobbler is something else eh? And I'm sure one that'll not escape you. Are you feeling better? :)
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Re: NEAR IME-POSSIBLE

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:47 pm

Much better merry-walker thanks for asking
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Amber nectar
:lol: :lol: your right the cobbler is something else,best kept for a sunny summers day so I can thread the needle
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Re: NEAR IME-POSSIBLE

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:50 pm

:D

might join you :)
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Re: NEAR IME-POSSIBLE

Postby Stretch » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:00 pm

Fun day out Gammy, I think the misses will like the video of you reaching the top of Everest or was that Ime I couldn't tell :lol: I'm pretty sure the 3 vids show just how windy it was! Enjoy your Sunday pal, I'll be off doing it all over again 8)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-I7PzYAHwg[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYJ4dMgsv08[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzLN72OZmaA[/youtube]
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Re: NEAR IME-POSSIBLE

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:09 pm

Nice spot for my whirligig :lol:
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Re: NEAR IME-POSSIBLE

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Wicked video,great day again my friend,good luck for your day on Ben Lui :) :)
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Re: NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE

Postby DaveAyr » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:35 pm

Nice photos ... and videos. Beinn Ime was my last hill back in late August so very interested to see it now with all the snow. Your vids are better than mine were as I had noone else to film. Took the afternoon off work and sweated up from Butterbridge. Shorts and boots only. Very warm. Changed days now. Looking forward to doing it again in winter conditions very soon. Was fishing near Ayr today cursing the sunny weather. What a different a couple of hours drive and 3000 feet make!
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Re: NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE

Postby doogz » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:28 pm

Looked tough in that wind well done...

Almost a year to the day since I was there ....was also very windy...

Well done

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Re: NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE

Postby mountain coward » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:30 pm

Put that bottle away! Monty'll get the shakes! :lol:

I get days when I feel totally cr*p and never know why. The days either side I can feel and be going great - weird really... So well done for struggling on up when you were feeling rotten (I'm stubborn and I always carry on too).
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Re: NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:00 am

Hi m8,some crackin pics there, cobbler looks smart well done on getting that 1 out the way :lol:
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Re: NEAR IME-POSSIBLE

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:03 am

gammy leg walker wrote:Much better merry-walker thanks for asking
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:lol: :lol: your right the cobbler is something else,best kept for a sunny summers day so I can thread the needle


celebrating with just the one m8? :lol:
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Re: NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE

Postby kevsbald » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:21 pm

Well done chaps,

another tick in the bag. Who needs a facial after that?
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Re: NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE

Postby malky_c » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:56 pm

Good work - going by the report title I thought you'd failed to get to the summit!
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Re: NEAR......... IME-POSSIBLE

Postby Jockstar » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:08 pm

Well done guys...and especially in the tricky conditions..We had a tricky decision to make -whether to have a panini or samdwich at Leven's Larder !! :D Also recovering from the mauling from the All Blacks! :lol:
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