Beinn Narnain

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Beinn Narnain is a Munro that lies on the banks of Loch Long, Scotland. One of several Munros in the 'Arrochar Alps', Narnain is often ignored by many walkers as it lies beside its' more famous companion 'The Cobbler'.

To the west, is Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean, to the south is The Cobbler and The Brack and to the east the conical shape of Ben Lomond rises out of forest-lined slopes. To the North, Narnain throws out a long ridge which supports two corbett tops, the furthest most notably being A' Chrois. (the Cross) Beyond A' Chrois, Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich can be seen, and on the horizon, Ben Lui.

Narnain can be ascended in two main ways: the easiest route being approaching from the Bealach a' Mhaim. From this linking point (known more universally as a col) it can be paired up with Beinn Ime and it rises fairly steeply up the last 1000 feet (although still a simple walk up) until it flattens out and the summit trig point is in view. The summit is a flat, and fairly featureless plateau, although small in size.

The alternative route up is from the east. (from Arrochar) The majority of the walk is fairly uncomplicated until the last section, where Narnain's side becomes rugged and steep. From the col, the path negotiates the crags, and for the vast majority of the way, the ascent is uncomplicated yt there may be some points where a head for heights is needed. The last major section of this route is known as the Spearhead, a large rock jutting out the sidem yet this can be avoided. Once again, by the point, you emerge onto the summit plateau with the trig point in sight.

Elevation (feet): 3,038
Elevation (meters): 926
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 56.220556
Longitude: -4.79
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Glasgow International
Convenient Center: Glasgow

Thanks to Kevin Woods and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

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