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Beinn Narnain & Ime

Beinn Narnain & Ime


Postby dalmallywalker » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:21 pm

Route description: Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain

Date walked: 02/01/2011

Time taken: 7.25 hours

Distance: 15.1 km

Ascent: 1523m

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A nice dry crisp morning greeted us so we headed for our planned route to finish off the Arrochar Munros.
Lots of cars in the car park in Arrochar but most of the people I guess were heading for the Cobbler. We set out up what seemed like the M8, a very well worn track to the Cobbler but soon turned right and then left up a much less troden track to climb up towards Cruch am Miseag and views of the Cobbler.

Is it me? I just cant see a shoe there anywhere!
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Cobbler


From here it was a nice walk to the base of the scramble up to the Spearhead on Narnain and the summit. The snow was frozen hard and there was plenty of ice around so time to put on the crampons and attack the scramble. We went to the right of the main buttress and up a small snow filled gully before turning to the left and summiting.
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Narnain Scramble
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In the gulley


A quick sandwich and time to head off for Beinn Ime, crampons stayed on for the decsent of Narnain and all the way up Ime where we were met with wonderfull views all round. It was clear enough to see all the way down to Ailsa Craig.
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Ailsa Craig in the distance


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Bein Narnain and Ben Lomond from Bein Ime


Another sandwich and then time to return down Bein Ime and join up with the wide track leading back from the Cobbler which we followed all the way back to the car park with head torches for the last half hour trying to pick out the sections of ice. Another fine day.
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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby Paul Webster » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:11 pm

Good report - I imagine the Arrochar Alps could be quite testing in winter conditions.
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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:14 am

Nice report - Narnain looks like a good winter hill 8) . Not sure I'd bother going on to Beinn Ime - but I have been up there before ;).
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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby alanmurray » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:06 am

Good report Dalmallywalker, with nice set of pictures.
Completed this walk a few months ago, although lots of clag, couldn't even see the spearhead when we were right beside it. Nice to get a clear day.

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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby dooterbang » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:22 pm

Well done, great TR.

Nice hill is Narnain, did it last xmas morning and had great views.
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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby jonny616 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:32 pm

Well done

Nice pair of hills.
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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby dalmallywalker » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:00 pm

dooterbang wrote:Well done, great TR.

Nice hill is Narnain, did it last xmas morning and had great views.


Thanks dooterbang. But what is TR?
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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:02 pm

Lovely stuff dalmallywalker and you got some nice clear views. :D
dalmallywalker wrote:But what is TR?
Some call them WRs, ie walk reports, some TRs which I think is trip report.
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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby Katrina » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:07 pm

Completed Narnain today, sun was out all day it was great 8)
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Re: Beinn Narnain & Ime

Postby Kierean » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:54 pm

This looks like the best bet this week for Munros with little or no snow. My friend and I are hoping to do these 2 plus the Cobbler. We don't have crampons though and we'd like to know if this route requires them. Thanks
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