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Proud on Beinn Dorain

Proud on Beinn Dorain


Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:18 pm

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

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

Date walked: 13/10/2013

Time taken: 5 hours

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We had recently purchased some new walking boots for my daughter and she was keen to try them out, so having bagged only two Munros thus far, I was looking for a relatively easy and straight forward hike (her previous Munros were Cairnwell and Carn Aosda). The problem was that the weather was forecast good in the West and to add some more complexity the wind was forecast stronger closer to the central belt. Initially we had thought about Glas Maol but deemed it too far east and the forecast was not so good, then we thought about Lawers but again the forecast was for gusty winds - so we decided on Beinn Dorain.

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I was a little apprehensive as to whether this would be a step too far but I was proved wrong and in stunning conditions she made the top in no time! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: The weather was superb with crystal clear visibility and in the shelter on the summit, it felt like mid summer :D Happy Days and one to remember... Next up she wants to do The Ben in winter!!!! (might have to wait a little while me thinks!!) - however very proud of her today :)

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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:32 pm

Gasda :clap: well done .... weather is superb just now
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby Backpacker » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:57 pm

Congrats to the wee one, it's a cracking hill
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby heatheronthehills » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Another fab video report. Well done to your daughter, she's got so much energy :-)
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby robertphillips » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:44 pm

well done to the young yin. :clap:
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby MG1976 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:18 am

Another great report!
Congratulations to your daughter on her 2 new Blue Balloons.
Nothing more enjoyable than the "proud daddy feeling" you get, when your little one gets the the summit.

Looks like you had a great day out.

Cheers,
Martin
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:58 am

Collaciotach wrote:Gasda :clap: well done .... weather is superb just now


Some of the clearest visibility I've seen for a while - crystal clear it was :D
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:59 am

Backpacker wrote:Congrats to the wee one, it's a cracking hill


Thanks- been a while since I was last up it, reminded me o why its a popular hike- awesome day out....
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:01 am

heatheronthehills wrote:Another fab video report. Well done to your daughter, she's got so much energy :-)


Thanks Heather (think the sweeties and coke helped us both too :lol: )
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:01 am

robertphillips wrote:well done to the young yin. :clap:

:D
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:01 am

MG1976 wrote:Another great report!
Congratulations to your daughter on her 2 new Blue Balloons.
Nothing more enjoyable than the "proud daddy feeling" you get, when your little one gets the the summit.

Looks like you had a great day out.

Cheers,
Martin


Thanks Martin
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:15 pm

What a great spell of weather, making up for the last two years that's for sure. Wonderful to see your Daughter enjoying the hills, trying to get my Grandson interested as well, when he comes up from the South that is. Clear Blue sky, Lovely! :D
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby PeteR » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:11 pm

Superb :D

Always good to get the kids out on the hills :clap:

And you had perfect weather for it too :D
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Re: Proud on Beinn Dorain

Postby yellowbelly » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:04 am

Another awesome video. Sure was a great weekend for walking in Scotland.
Thanks for posting and looking forward to your next one.
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