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Beinn Ime


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1011 m (3316 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
118 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Hill of butter

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  56   Loch Lomond & Inveraray

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

The conical peak of Beinn Ime towers over the head of Glen Kinglas. From the N and E it is a craggy mountain, and the W slopes are steep.

The normal routes up Beinn Ime are on its S side, either on its SSE ridge from Bealach a' Mhaim which links to Beinn Narnain and Ben Arthur, or from Glen Kinglas to the col between Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean to the SW. Either way the final ascent involves scrambling through boulders and rocky outcrops to attain the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Ime include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lomond
by Metcheck
Beinn Ime Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Ime.

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 Routes that include Beinn Ime
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1550 m 12.92 km 5.5 hrs Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnain  A strenuous climb, from sea level, on relatively steep slopes but no scrambling required.  
2 990 m 6.80 km 3.5 hrs Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean  A short steep route to two mountains with rocky tops. No scrambling required.  
3 1614 m 19.04 km 6.5 hrs Beinn Ime and Ben Vane  Some handwork may be required on the SE shoulder of Ben Vane, but is very easily negotiated. Care should taken on the summit ridge of Beinn Ime when icy. No real difficulties on the route, but a fair amount of climbing.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Ime

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Ime

Marc, Ross, Gus,Karl and myself on summit, 27/4/13.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Top of Beinn Narnain

© Stuart Carruthers

Image by Stuart Carruthers

A windswept self portrait from phone on top of Beinn Ime 16/10/12

© Richard Humble

Image by Richard Humble

me at the top of Beinn Ime

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Beinn Ime
by Michael Hill
Ben Vane and Beinn Ime
by William McGilvray
Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime and The Cobbler
by Mark Rudzinski
Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime and Ben Vane
by Angus Paton
Ben Vane and Beinn Ime
by Willie Parkinson
The Cobbler and Beinn Ime
by Alan Parker
Beinn Ime
by Graham Gaw
Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime and Ben Vane
by Derren Fox
Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnain
by Nico Boxhoorn
Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime
by Brendan Waters
Beinn Ime
by David McSporran
Beinn Ime
by Paul Buchanan
Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime and Ben Vane
by Stevie Yates

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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
November 26, 2012
Recommend an alternative to the trade routes and that is climbing up the North East ridge from Lag Uaine . Occasionally steep but, can put hand to rock (all straight forward) and always very quiet . Near the top there is one tower to get up which was quite loose at one point but brings you out only 150m from the summit ........would be a good winter route in condition.
Richard Humble
wrote on
October 17, 2012
Miserable wet start but then cleared in early afternoon leaving blue skies and 1-2 inches of fresh snow above 800m and a dusting lower down - first winter snow this year. Massive grey cloud then came over again at bealach and zero visibility again so decided against Beinn Narnain aswell.
Brian Tyrrell
wrote on
October 19, 2010
climbed it yesterday but didn't see it !! The normal way is up the east of beinn vane and across the ridge. But if the weather is as bad a it was yesterday the better option might be going up through the forest track to the south west dip between Ime and narnain and then walking the ridge back east to finish on Vane so you'd at least have the wind at your back !!
Kenny Wallace
wrote on
October 17, 2010
Set off at 0700 and headed straight for the Cobbler. Reached the Summit at 1000. Then headed for Beinn Ime. Route up Beinn Ime is very boggy. Reached the Summit at 1150 and sat and had lunch on Summit. Headed back to the car park from Beinn Ime. Was thinking about doing Beinn Narnain but ran out of time. Arrived back at car park at 1350.
Robert Mcmillan
wrote on
May 8, 2010
What a fantastic day. Sun shone from morning til evening. This was second Munro we have bagged and it has to be the best so far! Views from the summit in the clear sunny climate were unbelievable and the best ever seen. Stopped loads of times to take photos hence the longer than normal route time. The route started from Succouth car park and walked along the main path passed The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain. The Cobbler looked really impressive in the bright sunshine. The path up the ascent of Beinn Ime is pretty haphazard as it disappeared and re-appeared 50 yards again up the mountain. No big deal though as you could easily see where you were heading. Thoroughly recommend this one for all.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 01 May 2011 Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime from Arrochar Justin Kirby Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnain
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