Posted: 01/01/2017 at 20:13
Well - I didn't get out on the 27th as daughter was really unwell. Forecast was promising for today though - although the winds were going to be a small issue. Scraped the car and off I went to Beinn Luibhean, which sits on the right hand side of the A83 - most of the time anyway!
Chilly start but nice and bright. The locals were guarding the little bridge over the burn
En route up the south ridge of the hill, The Cobbler had a watery sun behind it
Neighbouring Munro, Beinn Ime, coming into view. It's connected to Luibhean by a high bealach, enabling a traverse - if you fancy the 600 ft drop and the 1,100 ft re ascent!
Beinn Narnain and The Cobbler. Along with Ime, these three can all be done from the bealach which they're all linked to, usually accessed from the other side at Arrochar. Still not a lot of blue sky....
Looking south to The Brack - clouds were sweeping in and out due to the wind, carrying hail and frozen rain. Doesn't half scour your skin!
Pano of The Brack, Ben Donich and Beinn an Lochain on the other side of the A83
Frozen pool - Beinn Ime beyond
Ben Donich from the summit cairn. New poles in the foreground
Beinn an Lochain with little Loch Restil in front. All the lochs were choppy - Lochs Lomond and Long were quite rough today
Even frozen rock has icicles
Lovely Beinn an Lochain - one of my favourite hills. The landslide prevention 'cages' can be seen down at the foot of the slope by the forest plantation. There are more further along the road too. At last - lots of blue sky and sunshine....when I'm on the way back down....typical
Last look back up to Luibhean and it's lumpy, bumpy plateau ridge. Nice blue sky .....