Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Ben Lomand and the Arrochar Alps: Beinn Narnain (259)

Walk date: June 2003
My Munro #s: 8/284

This Munro was also part of the Scottish Ramsoc weekend but was most notable for The Cobbler (Ben Arthur), a mere Corbett rather than the Munro involved. The Cobbler is a very distinct top of rocky overhanging crags and can be used as a marker in the surrounding area. The day was another scorcher and it was very pleasent sitting on top of an overhand having a spot of lunch. An illustration of the beautiful weather is that Ben Nevis was in clear view (still cloudless!) some 85 miles away! We had climbed up through boring controlled forests from Arrochar onto shelterless terrain. From The Cobbler the route was easy to Beinn Nairn, but the routemaster spent most of the descent to Succoth for the bus apologising as it consisted mainly of forcing our own way through dead young forest, which was extremely tiring especially in the continued heat of the day. Ah well, you live and learn.

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