Following our Ben A’an adventure, my pal Kris was keen to climb another hill. I’d given him a few options and he decided on Ben Donich, so after we’d both finished work at lunchtime we headed up towards the Rest and Be Thankful and drove a few metres down the minor road to the car parking area.
We headed off down the track before branching off on the path. It very soon became muddy and boggy but we were gaining height and before long we could see down to Loch Restil
Zoomed to the Rest & Be Thankful and Loch Restil
As we climbed higher the views improved. Beinn Luibhean looks weirdly triangular from here with Ben Ime behind
Kris is happy to be out!
Kris needed a wee rest….
Coming out the top of the 660 spot we were able to see down into Gleann Mor
And back towards Loch Restil with Beinn an Lochain and Beinn Luibhean
The Cobbler with Ben Lomond behind
The next target…
Coming out on the ridge before the top we could see down Glen Croe towards Loch Long
Back down the ridge towards Loch Restil
Kris trying to look like he knows what he’s doing….
Beinn an Lochain
The final few metres up to the summit were a struggle against the wind and reaching the trig point at the summit we were both struggling to stand! But it was clear and the views were great 😊
Towards Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond & Ben Lomond
It was very windy and the forecast suggested that the weather would close in before long so we got going, retracing our steps downwards.
Playing with some rocks
Kris looking really pleased with himself
Back at the car before it got wet, a great wee afternoon out
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