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Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain


Postby Stretch » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:59 pm

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

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

Date walked: 31/10/2010

Time taken: 6.15 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1228m

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After Saturday's epic day on Beinn a' Bheithir I couldn't see myself doing anything too challenging so I decided upon these two hills as they were on my way back east and I knew the walk would only take 6 hours or so. Jockstar was also heading back to Fife so I suggested he tag along. After we said goodbye to the gang at the bunkhouse in Glencoe we headed to the cars where we met Nathan who claims we twisted his arm to join us, but in reality he twisted his own arm. We got started from the Bridge of Orchy just after 10am and made our way up the wet track to the bealach. For pretty much the entire route we reflected back on the weekend, mostly with laughter and fond memories of the various comedians in the group. We stopped for a break at the bealach before trudging up the boggy slopes of Beinn an Dothaidh. No view from the summit. These guys must think I like punishing them with cloudy conditions. On the way down Nathan starts talking about getting Pizza Hut when he gets home at which point I became pretty jealous. Of course by the end of the walk he had revised his strategy: he would eat a Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizza in his bathtub, with a beer, while reading the newspaper. Jockstar and I really couldn't compete with this plan :lol: .

We all agreed that Beinn Dorain was the finer of the two hills since there was at least something to look at. The cloud did clear off the summits and we were rewarded with fine views over to Ben Lui and later Ben Nevis. In light of the previous days' epic adventure we all felt a real sense of achievement after doing these hills. Thanks to Jockstar and Nathan again for the fine company and the excellent chat. I hope that pizza and fish n chips hit the spot later on for you boys, even if you ate it in the tub. :lol:

The day ahead.jpg


A fine start to the morning.jpg


Looking up to the bealach.jpg


Nathan and Jockstar before the boggy goodness.jpg


Scheihallion.jpg


Another cloudy summit delivered by Stretch.jpg


Heading up Beinn Dorain.jpg


Looking back to Glencoe.jpg


You are nearly there boys I say.jpg


Summit of Beinn Dorain.jpg


An improvement over the previous days view.jpg


Nathan checking out Ben Lui.jpg


A fine way to end the big weekend.jpg
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby old danensian » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:27 pm

Glad to see all still smiling - a far better way to spend a Sunday than dodging jams on the M6. Love the morning cloud pic and Jockstar's sense of achievement.
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby malky_c » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:30 pm

Ah, views! Nice way to round off the weekend.

When I got back to Inverness it was lunchtime so I went out to a pub and had a massive burger and chips 8)
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby nathan79 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:47 am

I was definitely bullied up by these two, with a slightly heavy head from the previous night. The weather was looking quite welcoming. Rannoch Mor looked amazing, all the water perfectly still and the sun shining down on it. I did feel i should take advantage of the nicer weather.

Those aforementioned boggy sections were no fun for me, i was gaiter-less so i had to do a lot of hopping, skipping and jumping.

It was a great day in the end, glad i didn't just head straight back to Fife.
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby Jockstar » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:03 am

I didn't notice any lack of pace , Nathan and glad you came and finished the weekend on a high. Dorain was a good walk
and some of the views ,especially when later in the afternoon were worth getting up for. Thanks to Stretch and Nathan
for the craic and the encouragement.....the fish and chips at Tyndrum were brill as was the beer when I got home. Well earned ! :D
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby kinley » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:14 pm

Good walk to clear the heads then 8)

A trifle better weather than saturday :lol:

Nice meeting you all :D

Looks like you got your camera out then Stretch 8)
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby Stretch » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:57 pm

kinley wrote:Good walk to clear the heads then 8)

A trifle better weather than saturday :lol:

Nice meeting you all :D

Looks like you got your camera out then Stretch 8)


Oddly enough, I never suffered from any hangovers this weekend, even after helping rid Leithy of some of his Bell's. It was a fairly easy stroll on Sunday, at least it felt fairly easy going. Thankfully the camera was able to come out of the bag, much easier taking pics when hail isn't stinging your face. I noticed in the 2 group shots that you slightly ducked out, thankfully our Hungarian friend documented your presence :lol: Good meeting you and Hazel as well.
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby HighlandSC » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:25 pm

:lol: No escape from the hungarians lens!

I basically did bugger all on Sunday but did kill several hours in the Glens not straying far from the car. Ascended a little bit toward the AE Ridge - If I didn't have trainers on I'd have carried on and soloed it ;) :lol:
We must get a squad along it early next year :D
Aonach Eagach Ridge (1).jpg


Aonach Eagach Ridge (2).jpg
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby jwramsay » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:41 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUQ53IwWC9A[/youtube]
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby monty » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:00 pm

Nice report Stretch.
Good couple of hills in reasonable weather to finish the weekend off. Looks like Nathan and Brian thoroughly enjoyed themselves to. Great stuff. :D
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby Stretch » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:05 pm

Cheers Monty!

I believe someone is going a bit mental with their videos. :?
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:27 pm

Stretch wrote:
I believe someone is going a bit mental with their videos. :?


Hope Paul has some good servers :lol: .
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby jwramsay » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:35 pm

Stretch wrote:Cheers Monty!

I believe someone is going a bit mental with their videos. :?


Apologies guys, I'll be creating a new thread to describe each of my videos with photos in due time.

Didn't realise the protocol around these parts, been put right though.
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:41 pm

only jesting mate :) . Post a walk report and load the videos in them. It's really easy - even I can do it :lol:.
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Re: Glencoe Meetup - Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain

Postby Alan S » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:33 am

Done these 2 on saturday with gammy leg, its a pity we never held off for a day and met some of you.
I remeber hiding out of the wind behind the big boulder in your 3rd pic and it was pouring down,what a difference a day makes.
Well done to all who contributed to the weekend looks like we missed a good time :)
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