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Braving wind, bogs and lack of sleep on Beinn nan Imirean

Braving wind, bogs and lack of sleep on Beinn nan Imirean


Postby Jaxter » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:57 am

Route description: Beinn nan Imirean, from Auchessan

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn nan Imirean

Date walked: 15/09/2019

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11.8 km

Ascent: 812m

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I’d missed Clive’s Compleation the day before due to work commitments, but seeing the Proclaimers in the evening made up for it (especially seeing as the weather had been horrendous and only a few of the party had actually made the summit of Stob Ghabhar!) I’d driven up after the gig and arrived in Tyndrum about half past midnight in time for a few cups of tea and a kip on the sofa :shock:

Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny – despite a bit of a sleep deficit I was determined to get out and do something otherwise I’d have driven all the way just to give Malky a lift home :roll: :lol: We selected Beinn nan Imirean as a short but interesting leg stretch in the near vicinity, and David was up for joining us.

We enjoyed this sign just down the track at Auchessan :lol:
ImageInstructions for pooping!

Crossing the River Dochart
ImageRiver Dochart

ImageThe boys heading towards the farm

Passing the farm the boys had an argument about whether a big red thing was a boiler or a sand filter (or something…I tuned out :roll: ) We ignored the nice easy track across the bridge and followed a less obvious path up the right hand side of the burn….eventually this brought us out at the top of the track… :roll: :lol:
ImageOh look...a track

We followed bits of an ATV track which was super squishy and we soon abandoned it and headed directly uphill across a load of tussocks :roll:
ImageSgiath Chuill

As we climbed we got good views back the way – it was a good excuse to stop too :lol:
ImageLooking down Glen Dochart

ImageSgiath Chuill

Every time we reached the top of a section there was always a bit more to go… :roll:
ImageOh look....there's more...

ImageDavid having a wee rest

At last we could see the final climb to the summit – the wind was picking up a lot and it was getting chilly :shock:
ImageThe final pull to the summit

ImageBeinn Glas

ImageAround the puddle

I don’t think Meall Glas is going to happen today :lol:
ImageMeall Glas and Sgiath Chuill

It’s a pretty impressive hill
ImageLooking over to Meall Glas

ImageThe boys approach the summit

Finally on the summit – it was super windy and we were getting blown around like crazy. But the views were excellent – the sun had really come out now 8)
ImageBeinn Challum

ImageBen More & Stob Binnein

ImageThree idiots out today!

ImageThe munros

ImageJaxter on the summit

ImageCreag Mhor

We found a spot out of the worst of the wind and had some lunch – due to the late start we were all starving :lol: We had all abandoned all thoughts of heading on to other hills today as we were all knackered so headed back down the way we had come…ish
ImageDown the glen

ImageMeall Glas

ImageMalky and David

Despite the stunning weather we were getting thoroughly fed up with tussocks and were looking forward to getting back onto the track (which we were definitely going to follow down!)
ImageBen More again

ImageHeading back down the tussocks

David’s singing sustained us throughout the rest of the descent to the track and we were super relieved to reach it!
ImageLooking back - Meall Glas

The track made for easier walking and Malky was pleased to meet some of his welsh brethren
ImageMalky's sheepy friends

ImageLooking down the glen - a stunning afternoon

ImageBen More

ImagePretty trees

Back at the farm it was a short easy walk back to the cars. From here David headed East and we drove back down the A82 for a nice relaxed evening and an early night :lol:


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