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Beinn Narnain - Our first Munro

Beinn Narnain - Our first Munro


Postby Indiana1947 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:03 pm

Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Narnain

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Cruach nam Miseag

Date walked: 23/07/2018

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 11.06 km

Ascent: 926m

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After the breathtaking experience from Heaval on Barra summer 2017, we had been planning in Stockholm for more hiking in Scotland. We are now standing a rainy morning in July 2018 on the Succoth parking surrounded by lovely mountains. We heard later that Arrochar was the only place in the Highlands where it was raining that day. Sic. Anyway, the target of the day was to climb our first Corbett, The Cobbler.

A serpentine route brought as up in the valley with some glimpses of Loch Long.

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Between the Cobbler and Beinn Narnain


We were first overtaken by a biker and later by a runner. At the second fork between The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain we met a couple of guys coming down from Beinn Narnain, telling us it would only take half an hour to reach the summit. So we rescheduled and started the ascent. There we met two lassies from Glasgow who already had climbed Beinn Ime.
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En route our first Munro


On shaky legs we reached the top. Very misty and windy. No views but proud to have bagged our first Munro.
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Just bagged our first Munro!!!!


We followed the hikers from Glasgow who took the direct route back via Cruach nam Miseag and Creag an Fhithich. Which we regretted. This rainy day made this route very slippery and a bit risky. We should have taken the same route down. A good experience for two newbies was to keep the descent in mind during ascent.

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A scary part of the descent......


However, after some real challenges and a couple of somersaults we reached the Succoth parking. Very satisfied of our achievements and experiences gained. Fortunately our b&b had a good dryer. And a good dram.

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2x The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain



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Re: Beinn Narnain - Our first Munro

Postby m3doc » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:03 pm

Cruach nam Miseag on southeast ridge of Beinn Narnain is 813m 2667’ and is not the sub 2000 Marilyn of same name which is southwest of Lochgoilhead adjacent to Beinn Bheula and 606m 1989’
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Re: Beinn Narnain - Our first Munro

Postby jonny616 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:21 pm

Well done guys. Always a great feeling to get the first. :clap:
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