Ben Ime, 2010-04-13

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I chose this for the gentle, although relatively long, walk in. My knees had been hurting somewhat on steep descents so I wanted to take it easy. And the views around Arrochar are just stunning which ever way you look.

I wasn't disappointed.

Starting at the carpark in Succoth I crossed the road and headed up the zigzag path.


Despite my gentle pace it wasn't long before I was out of the woods and on to the open hillside. The forecast promised the early cloud would lift. I met a chap heading down who said his guide book recommended not going up the Cobbler in poor visibility. Guess he didn't look at, or know, about the MWIS.


The views back down the path, and across to Ben Lomond were opening out. The chap there on the right also had a brilliantly measured pace, we played tag a few times through the day.


Bealach a' Mhaim and the path up the back of the Cobbler.


The path up to Ben Ime is heavily eroded and spreads out over the boggy ground.


The cloud did gradually clear leaving a really beautiful day. I found a window to snap the summit shelter and cairn without people on it.


Ben Narnain, Ben Lomond in the distance


Back of the Cobbler again, with dramatic cloud.


Oh! how small we are.


I went off exploring the minor top, and the ridge with the 912 knoll, taking snapshots as I went.



Gleann Leacann Sheilach and the winding Allt Coiregrogain, looks a great place to explore!


More of the ridge and the huge north facing corie on Ben Narnain


Me trying to look 'of the mountains'!



Some more snaps of around the scenery




Then it was time to head home, and say goodbye to a fantastic day oot.


Tags: munro, outdoor, walkabout 2010 Written 20/04/10 

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