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Bridge of Orchy 2

Bridge of Orchy 2

Postby soapy27 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:05 pm

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

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

Date walked: 15/04/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1230m

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Leaving Perth under blue skies at 645am and the forecast cold but fairly clear I headed for Bridge of Orchy.Ariving at just after 8am it was a fair bit more cloudy than id hoped .However i got my boots on and set off around 820am. After going under the railway line the path deteriorated to a rutted and boggy number wasn't too bad on the way up as the hard frost kept the it crispy for now anyway. It was quite a straightforward climb upto Coire an Dothaidh where views of the crags were stunning from just below the bealach. I swithered with what side I would do first for a few minutes after a few photos I decided to go up Beinn an Dothaidh first and later have my lunch at the top of Beinn Dorain.The going was actually a lot easier than I thought it was going to be either that or the can of Red Bull was working to full effect :o 2 hours from Leaving the car i got to the first summit of the day with the skies very blue although there was cloud coming in the horizon.As i was having lunch I made haste for the second summit of the day as was starting to feel a bit peckish :? Halfway down to the bealach was a wee bit slippy so decided it was crampon time which was a good decision as the accent to Beinn Dorain was a lot steeper than todays first munro . It was starting to cloud over now so I pushed for the summit and arrived here 1 hour after leaving Dothaidh .Although it had clouded over the views were still great in every dirrection :D
Looking upto the bealach
Looking back
Crags of Dorain
Crags of Dothaidh
View over towards the Black Mount and Ben Starav
View from the bealach towards Ben Challum
Halfway up
Me at the top
Towards Loch Lyon
Beinn Achaladar
Looking south
Looking north
Panoramic from the top
Getting cloudy
Looking back to Beinn an Dothaidh
Towards Ben Cruachan
To the south
Pano from summit of Dorain
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