When i was growing up Butter mountain was a common phrase used in news reports to refer to food waste by the European Union. Farmers where given money to make butter even when there was no demand for it. They made so much butter you could make a mountain from it.
I didn’t realize one day I’d run up Butter mountain as it is an actual real place. Beinn Ìme is the highest mountain in the Arrochar Alps. It is pronounced ‘byn eem’ which means ‘butter mountain.‘
I parked in Arrochar. Even though I arrived just before 0900 the car was already almost full. The forecast for good weather had brought a lot of people out to the hills.
The run is pretty straightforward. Follow the path from the car park all the way to the top. Turn around and follow it all the way back. it really is that simple.