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Bridge Of Orchy - With A Hangover

Bridge Of Orchy - With A Hangover

Postby Magoo82 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:54 pm

Route description: Beinn Dòrain and Beinn an Dòthaidh, Bridge of Orchy

Munros included on this walk: Beinn an Dòthaidh, Beinn Dòrain

Date walked: 29/04/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

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I had over indulged in the water of life on Saturday night and was tempted to call-off this trip when i woke up this morning but i didn't want to let my two mates down so i decedid to go for it, what a trooper!

We were out of Dundee at 8am and set off on our walk from the Bridge Of Orchy Hotel at 10am on the dot.

The walk up to the Bealach was pretty brutal in my hungover state and i think my constant moaning was starting to get on the other lads' nerves :lol:

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Once we were at the bealach i felt we were making progress and my spirits were raised (pardon the pun). We made good time up to the sassenach cairn then onward to the first summit with some cracking views of the nearby snow-dusted mountains.

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After a blether with some other walkers (it was a busy hill today) we made for the bealach again briefly using my mapcase as a toboggan :D then my two walking partners began to blaze a trail up Beinn an Dothaidh leaving me to deal with the consequences of last night's excitement. The snow on the ground was making for painful progress.

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The summit was reached with some surprise as we thought it would be further on from the visible top as we were walking - experience has taught me never to be too optimistic with such ideas!

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Just for the banter we had a wander over to the eastern subsidiary peak before making our descent. (The honest version of that story is that we weren't 100% sure which one was the summit so we opted for the belt and braces approach).

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Then we beat a hasty retreat and enjoyed a drink sitting at the picnic tables outside the Hotel, although i though £2.20 for a pint of Diet Coke was a little steep (i know, i know - typical Dundonian :lol: )

All in all a very enjoyable day out and a thoroughly effective hangover cure. I thnik i'll probably omit the hangover next time though!
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Re: Bridge Of Orchy - With A Hangover

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:25 pm

definitely best cure for a hangover :)
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Re: Bridge Of Orchy - With A Hangover

Postby Jock McJock » Tue May 01, 2012 4:16 pm

mountain thyme wrote:definitely best cure for a hangover :)

Seconded!! :lol: :lol:

Nice report and well done for not just turning over and going back to sleep :lol:
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Re: Bridge Of Orchy - With A Hangover

Postby monty » Tue May 01, 2012 6:11 pm

Thats the spirit :lol: Good effort considering the drink the night before :D

Re: Bridge Of Orchy - With A Hangover

Postby Fudgie » Wed May 02, 2012 11:21 am

I've been on the hills once after a few drinks the night before and i really is the best way to sweat it out :lol:

Well done on doing both.
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Re: Bridge Of Orchy - With A Hangover

Postby Banditman » Wed May 02, 2012 1:30 pm

Nice report, Thinking of giving these a go on Sunday or Monday so hopefully I'll get as good conditions as you had there. :) I'll try the whiskey on Saturday night as well just to sample the full experience of your day for myself... :lol:
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