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Beinn Dorain

Beinn Dorain


Postby johnnyaztec » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:21 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Dorain

Date walked: 30/11/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 900m

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A brilliant day for walking,clear blue skies,sub zero temperatures with the mountains looking there best in there full winter overcoats.I had planned to include Dothaidh into the walk but I spent nearly two hours on the summit of Dorain just taking in all the views and decided to leave it for another day..

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Start point Bridge Of Orchy Hotel

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Heading Up

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Beinn Heasgarnich
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Looking north,lochaber in the distance

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Looking down Glen Orchy

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Checking out my sledge route for the trip down.Wondering if i can make it all the way to the A82 without stopping
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Looking south
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Discarded beer can,3500ft up!
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Towards Beinn An Dothaidh and the rest of the ridge.
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View back to the summit
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Beinn Dorain
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby rockhopper » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:05 pm

some nice pics there johnny - Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh are very high on my to do list :D
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby baggervance » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:20 pm

Cracking pics ~ the hills look fantastic in the acres of snow. I like the picture 'looking south' it looks as though one more step to the right and byyyyyyyyeeeeeee :lol:
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby JTweedie » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:56 pm

I love seeing Beinn Dorain, my second favourite mountain after Beinn Alligin (which was my first Munro).
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby johnnyaztec » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:17 pm

rockhopper wrote:some nice pics there johnny - Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh are very high on my to do list :D


Hi Rockhopper,saw your walk report on the other part of the ridge i was looking at that for for my walk originally about a month back ,but obviously with the weather that Scotland in particular has had recently it was a non starter.You did well to cover the ground you did.Dorains a nice walk with superb views from it especially under current conditions.

baggervance wrote:Cracking pics ~ the hills look fantastic in the acres of snow. I like the picture 'looking south' it looks as though one more step to the right and byyyyyyyyeeeeeee :lol:


Yeah it looks dodgy,but it was a little rock outcrop which was quite safe.

JTweedie wrote:I love seeing Beinn Dorain, my second favourite mountain after Beinn Alligin (which was my first Munro).


Its a great mountain it s up there in my favourites now,it was a picture much like the last one ive posted that first got my attention.but its an enjoyable walk and the views are superb too.
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby jwramsay » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:51 pm

"Looking South" is a great photo!

Having been up Dorain in July I'd imagine it'd be some sledge ridge down the side to the A82 - mind you, you need to cross the railway first!
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby monty » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:16 pm

Hi Johny...
Some great pictures there. Beinn Dorain looks great from the roadside in your last picture. Looks like a good route up the south west ridge 8) Picture 239 looks amasing. I think that must be looking west to the Ben Starav group. :D
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby mountain coward » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:44 pm

Yeah, 'looking south' is an amazing pic - but looks a pretty scary place to have been stood!
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby johnnyaztec » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:41 pm

jwramsay wrote:"Looking South" is a great photo!

Having been up Dorain in July I'd imagine it'd be some sledge ridge down the side to the A82 - mind you, you need to cross the railway first!


Yeah forgot about the railway,think the trains were off that day :lol:

monty wrote:Hi Johny...
Some great pictures there. Beinn Dorain looks great from the roadside in your last picture. Looks like a good route up the south west ridge 8) Picture 239 looks amasing. I think that must be looking west to the Ben Starav group. :D


Hi Monty,Yeah spot on mate,its the Starav range.

mountain coward wrote:Yeah, 'looking south' is an amazing pic - but looks a pretty scary place to have been stood!


Think the photo makes it look worse than it was MC,im sure even you wouldnt have minded standing there! 8)
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Re: Beinn Dorain

Postby mountain coward » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:51 am

Well it looks a bit like a section where Richard was in front and decided to go along what I would call a 'silly little side path' in the snow above the very steep main road side of the hill - I following him for a while then told him he was a nutter and I was off up onto the ridge! :lol:
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