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Event Reports from Scotland Group

 

Beinn Ime 23rd September 2018

30 Sep 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Beinn Ime is the highest of the Arrochar Alps – a group of rocky mountains just north of Glasgow. The group is dominated by the spectacular peak of Ben Arthur, more commonly known as The Cobbler, because of its overhanging top gives the appearance of a cobbler at work at his last.

Nine of us gathered on the shores of Loch Long on a bright Sunday morning to climb Beinn Ime, which, despite its not inconsiderable height, is a shy mountain that only comes into view after passing through a gap between The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain....
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Meall nan Tarmachan, 25th August 2018

8 Sep 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Meall nan Tarmachan (hill of the ptarmigan) is one of the chain of high mountains to the north of Loch Tay, and these are the highest mountains the southern highlands.

Meall nan Tarmachan, named after the ground nesting birds that live in in these northern climes is a ridge of 4 tops with Meall Garbh (rough hill) being the finest and most interesting.

We started our walk at the Ben Lawers car park, which at over 400 meters in altitude gives a good head start up to the main top of Meal nan Tarmachan, which ...
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Ben Lomond 24th June 2018

29 Jun 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Ben Lomond is the most southerly Munro (peaks in Scotland above 3000ft), rising abruptly from the central belt conurbations, about 30 miles from the centre of Glasgow. Its accessibility makes it a popular mountain to climb and must only be second to Ben Nevis in terms of popularity.

The name Ben Lomond is probably derived from the Celtic llumon or Gaelic laom meaning a light or beacon, so ‘Beacon Hill’, and this would seem apt given the hill’s prominence.

The hill is normally climbed from Rowardennan on the banks of Loch Lomond reached by a dead-end road....
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Beinn Dubh - Sunday 13th May 2018

16 May 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Beinn Dubh (Black Hill) is one of the Luss Hills, one of the lesser mountain ranges in Scotland, rising to over 2000ft in a number of ridges and glens on the west side of Loch Lomond; they are reminiscent of the hills in The Lakes or Wales.

The forecast for the day was mixed with the forecasters not knowing how far west a front would be, but the low cloud of the morning was lifting as 10 of us met at the rather expensive carpark in the conservation village of Luss, and there was promise of a nice day.

The ...
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