Beinn Vane / Beinn Ime / Beinn Narnain

Munros: Beinn Ìme, Beinn Narnain, Ben Vane

Date walked: 22/10/2010

I read about this route in one of my munro books and sounded like a great route close to home taking in 3 munros.

I began this walk at 8am from the inveruglas car park, the weather was to be clear all day with a 70% of chance cloud free with some snow flurries. walking up from the car park to the foot of Ben Vane was a nice warm up for me as im not the fittest i have been!

climbing ben Vane was pretty straight forward although in bad weather i could see it being a bit more tricky the further up you get. on reaching the top it began to Snow and all chances of a nice few quickly vanished! just my luck! it quickly past over and i was able to catch a great view right over to Arran and the kyles of bute which was nice. The sun the began to stay out for the day ahead.

i took the route down over Ben Vane to glas bealach bellow Beinn Ime where it is a pretty steep acent, i clould imagine this climb to be very challenging in winter conditions as the angle is very steep! when heading up Ime i could hear the whistle of farmers hearding the sheep from the hill. They must have a very hard and frustrating job! as the sheep dogs didnt seem to be paying any attention to the farmers calls, from where i was standing i found this quite funny! as the dogs were running about wild.

On reaching the top of ime the veiws where excellent! i sat down and had some lunch then followed the very clear path down to the foot of Narnain where i pasted the first set of walkers i had seen all day which i was quite surprised at.

The climb to narnain was a bit of a slog as it was my 3rd munro of the day and i was begining to get a bit tired. the route down i took from narnain was very very steep and it is very easy to fall over so be careful if planning to follow this route.its a good route if you wish to pretend you are skiing down as i was practising my turns zig zagging down the hill like a nutter!

Overall a very very enjoyable route close to Glasgow with a real sense of achievement at the end of it! would highly recommend it to anyone who is fit enough!

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An Caisteal, beinn a' chroin

Attachment(s) Munros: An Caisteal, Beinn a' Chròin
Date walked: 09/10/2010
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 995m
Comments: 4
Views: 3621

Cairn a' Mhaim,Ben Macdui,Derry Cairngorm

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Macdui, Càrn a' Mhàim, Derry Cairngorm
Date walked: 30/09/2010
Distance: 32km
Comments: 4
Views: 4564


Location: Glasgow
Interests: Fishing, Wild Camping, Hill walking, Climbing, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Solo Backpacking
Activity: Scrambler
Mountain: Buachaille Etive Mor
Place: Rannoch Moor
Gear: Trangia Stove
Ideal day out: Backpacking across Rannoch moor fly fishing in the middle of nowhere.

Munros: 55

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Trips: 3
Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 995m
Munros: 8

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