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A wee saunter up Ben Donich

A wee saunter up Ben Donich


Postby soulminer » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:59 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Donich

Date walked: 13/03/2013

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A day off and what to do ? Phoned Doogz to enquire of his availibility, and pick his brains concerning the 'cravassess' on Donich. He was available to walk, but had to be back early for work in the afternoon- oh dear, we'll have to meet kinda early :lol: He enlightened me concerning all the areas that might pose some difficulty- ie big holes and Choas Collies :shock: . Decided this was the hill for the day.
We drove up separately, and arranged to meet at the hard standing at 07:15. I drove passed the 'no entry' sign as it was snowing on arrival- parked near the hill Access point. Readied myself and the Baskervilles finest and waited, and waited.........decided to walk down to the road end to see if Doogz was on his way, only to find him trying to phone me :lol: Great start 8) walked back and parked the car in the appropriate parking area :wink:
On arrival the cloud was low and the snow settling on the road, but it started to clear and glow pink- good sign that :lol:

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A picture from the first car park :)

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The path was frosty, with areas of ice and a liberal dusting of powder- will have to watch our feet today ! The forecast was near enough spot on- sun and little wind, but possible flurries. It was warm on the initial part of the climb with the sun starting climb over the Cobbler. The Collies were having their usual ball.

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A few wee clouds scattered about for effect, and for the collies to pose against :)

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Glen was a bit of a pest today, not listening to commands- so had to be 'Waggy fingered' on several occasions, his brother being the total opposite, not far from my side.

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Negotiated the crags, the downclimb and 'cravassess' :shock: with relative ease, and the dogs leaded up just in case !. Crossed the cut and up the rise- to walk along the edge of the hardened snow as the path was pretty treacherous in places.

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No idea what the conversation was about :lol:

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Doogz with his new pets, and the trig point in sight :wink:

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Glen laughing at his brothers' adoration :lol:

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Marching up to the Trig

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A fine day for a wee sauter, at the summit for 09:00, some fine views to behold.

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Time to head back the way we came so as Doogz can have lunch before his impending shift ! A short, but terrific wander.

Doogz soaking in the atmos :lol:

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No snow on the road now :lol:

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Only met one person today, hope he enjoyed the walk as much as us four did. Cheers
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Re: A wee saunter up Ben Donich

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:31 pm

soulminer wrote:No idea what the conversation was about :lol:
:lol: if only we knew.... :shock:

Another cracker of a day - and a well time day off again with some rewarding views - cheers :)
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Re: A wee saunter up Ben Donich

Postby Bruno » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:00 pm

:clap: Great Hill!
Did the Brack the other week and was tempted to re- do Beinn Donich but seemed a long haul up from the beallach.
Good photos!
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Re: A wee saunter up Ben Donich

Postby Fudgie » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:12 pm

Excellent pictures although I had already seen them on Flickr :wink:

I'm sure I've said it before but the dogs look as thick as thieves :lol:
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Re: A wee saunter up Ben Donich

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:48 pm

stunning 8)
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Re: A wee saunter up Ben Donich

Postby ChrisW » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:16 pm

What a great day to be out in the hills, this looks a fantastic wander with spectacular views all the way and with those two beautiful dogs providing the entertainment it must have been a blast :clap:
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