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Bridge of Orchy 2

Bridge of Orchy 2


Postby soapy27 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:05 pm

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

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

Date walked: 15/04/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1230m

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Leaving Perth under blue skies at 645am and the forecast cold but fairly clear I headed for Bridge of Orchy.Ariving at just after 8am it was a fair bit more cloudy than id hoped .However i got my boots on and set off around 820am. After going under the railway line the path deteriorated to a rutted and boggy number wasn't too bad on the way up as the hard frost kept the it crispy for now anyway. It was quite a straightforward climb upto Coire an Dothaidh where views of the crags were stunning from just below the bealach. I swithered with what side I would do first for a few minutes after a few photos I decided to go up Beinn an Dothaidh first and later have my lunch at the top of Beinn Dorain.The going was actually a lot easier than I thought it was going to be either that or the can of Red Bull was working to full effect :o 2 hours from Leaving the car i got to the first summit of the day with the skies very blue although there was cloud coming in the horizon.As i was having lunch I made haste for the second summit of the day as was starting to feel a bit peckish :? Halfway down to the bealach was a wee bit slippy so decided it was crampon time which was a good decision as the accent to Beinn Dorain was a lot steeper than todays first munro . It was starting to cloud over now so I pushed for the summit and arrived here 1 hour after leaving Dothaidh .Although it had clouded over the views were still great in every dirrection :D
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Looking upto the bealach
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Looking back
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Crags of Dorain
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Crags of Dothaidh
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View over towards the Black Mount and Ben Starav
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View from the bealach towards Ben Challum
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Halfway up
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Me at the top
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Towards Loch Lyon
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Beinn Achaladar
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Looking south
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Looking north
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Panoramic from the top
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Getting cloudy
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Looking back to Beinn an Dothaidh
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Towards Ben Cruachan
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To the south
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Pano from summit of Dorain
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soapy27
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Joined: Apr 5, 2009
Location: Perth

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