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Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh


Postby pigeon » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:12 pm

Route description: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh, Bridge of Orchy

Munros included on this walk: Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Dorain

Date walked: 19/03/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 1223m

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An early start for myself ,Ryan ,Ian and Jake on the go for 5 past 8 and the forecast for 70% cloud free tops did not look good .Got to the cairn at 744 metres in good time and decided to go for beinn dorain first .Visibility was poor on the way up and got to a cairn which we thought might be the summit(it was carn sasunnaich)when as if by a miracle the cloud lifted and we could see the ridge to the true summit.It was good and clear for the rest of the day and we headed back to the bealach and went for beinn an dothaidh.By this time the deep snow was starting to take its toll on our legs but the bold Ryan took the lead and inspired us to the top.Freezing wind up here but great views so took a few snaps and made our way back down .All in all another great day ,tough ,but the weather turned out good in the end and a couple of pints in the orchy hotel rounded of a good day :thumbup:
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ian ready for the off
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mr ryan keen
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jake
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weather not looking promising
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a wee breather
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clambering up to the bealach
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ian and ryan
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me and ian on beinn dorain
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views were great when the cloud eventually lifted
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jake chasing snowballs
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looking down to loch tulla
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Me Ian and Jake on beinn an dothaidh
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby Ian Bayne » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:26 pm

Great pictures another good day out pity about the mist at the beginning but it ended up alright sair on the legs Jake was still knackered pints were what the doctor ordered well done Ryan
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:07 pm

Looks as if you all had a fine day. :)
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby smudger831 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:48 am

Don't you just hate it when you are absolutely knackered and the dog has enough energy left to go chasing snowballs/whatever?
Looks like a great day and some fine pics.
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby rockhopper » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:09 am

Certainly turned out better than it looked at the start. :D Nice views over Loch Tulla.
Good job you went on Saturday - I wasn't too far away from you on Sunday and couldn't see a thing :lol:
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby monty » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:34 pm

Nice day out with plenty snow and some great pictures. :D
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby pigeon » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:14 pm

smudger831 wrote:Don't you just hate it when you are absolutely knackered and the dog has enough energy left to go chasing snowballs/whatever?
Looks like a great day and some fine pics.

Aye it's Ian's dog and it must climb twice what we do at least .You've got to be careful though it will chase anything you throw and it nearly came a cropper when one of our group threw an apple core absent mindedly over a cliff on Ben Cruachan. :shock:
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby Huck Finn » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:29 am

Good photos Pigeon :thumbup:
Looks like I missed out on a good walk :(
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:43 am

Great pics, love 050jpg, looks like a fine day oot :D
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