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The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain


Postby LeithySuburbs » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:45 pm

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

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

Date walked: 24/10/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1250m

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Just the usual "T" shaped route from the hotel. Views good enough to make this a memorable walk even if it wasn't my 100th munro! Cold northerly wind on summits but enough sun to stop it ever getting properly cold.

Apologies for the laziness of this report but gonna let the pictures do the talking :lol: .

Beinn an Dothaidh.jpg
seen this hill many times and looking tempting

Glen Orchy.jpg

Stob Gabhar et al.jpg
this fine peak was the star of the day

Beinn Heasgarnaich, Creag Mhor.jpg
almost did these two instead but opted for this route

Achaladair & distant Alder.jpg

Blackmount & distant Nevis.jpg

more mountain porn.jpg

Loch Lyon.jpg

Crianlarich hills.jpg
these hills were looking (to use an awful cliche) "Tolkien-esque"

Stob Gabhar et al - 2.jpg
evening sun creating some lovely colours

Beinn Dorain.jpg
lovely glow of the hill that brought up my 3 figures
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby kinley » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:27 pm

The light is getting much more attractive now 8)

Well done on the 100. :)

Did you start late? Looked quite grey up that way until about noon today :)
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby LeithySuburbs » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:36 pm

kinley wrote:Did you start late? Looked quite grey up that way until about noon today :)


I always start late :lol: . Set the alarm for 7am but didn't get up for another hour and a half! Just not an early riser unfortunately...
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby malky_c » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:44 pm

Ah that big C! :D Congratulations and looks like amazing weather.
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby Milesy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:01 pm

Was driving past there just as the sun was coming down. The light in the sky was just amazing 8)
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby mountain coward » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:52 am

And the pictures do some really great talking there! :D
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby monty » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:02 am

Nice pictures leithy..... It was a lot warmer when I was up there last week :D
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby mountain coward » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:08 am

monty wrote:Nice pictures leithy..... It was a lot warmer when I was up there last week :D


It's the heat you generate with the speed you go at! :lol:
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby Stretch » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:58 am

Lovely pics Leithy, bring that good weather with you to Glencoe this weekend.
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby Alastair S » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:38 pm

Yes, congrats on the 100th Leithy :D Looks like you had a suitably memorable day - some cracking photos there.

ps I don't what you mean about lazy reporting - it often feels like homework to me. I now usually start out with a "oh, I'll just post the photos & route this time" attitude but then end up filling in the rest when I get down to it.
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby Graeme D » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:06 pm

Great photos Leithy - no need for words! 8) Well done on the first century - mine is inching closer but I do seem to be stuck in a wee rut at the moment. At this rate CurlyWurly will be whizzing by me when I'm no lookin! :lol: Always nice to see some clement weather from up there - when I did these two a strong wind had developed into an absolute howler by the time we reached Dothaidh and the second I set foot onto the summit ridge I was instantly whisked clean off my feet and unceremoniously dumped on my arse a couple of feet away. :shock:
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:56 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:Well done on the first century - mine is inching closer but I do seem to be stuck in a wee rut at the moment


I know that feeling. I was stuck in what cricketers call the "nervous nineties" for about 3 months and I thought I might not get to 100 this year. Thankfully the past few weekends have been pretty kind weather-wise :D .
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby Graeme D » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:55 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:
Graeme Dewar wrote:Well done on the first century - mine is inching closer but I do seem to be stuck in a wee rut at the moment


I know that feeling. I was stuck in what cricketers call the "nervous nineties" for about 3 months and I thought I might not get to 100 this year. Thankfully the past few weekends have been pretty kind weather-wise :D .


I might admit to being a Bagger but I'm not obsessed by numbers, targets e.t.c. However, at the turn of the year I had notionally thought I'd like to reach 100 by my 40th (which was last week). Clearly that didn't happen! My next "target" is to try and reach that milestone by mid to late February, after which time I might find myself grounded for a wee while due to the expected arrival of our first baby in March. :D
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby dooterbang » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:42 pm

Fantastic views, very fitting for your 100th Munro....well done :) .

I'm now 2 away, hope i get those views also....think il be patient till i get the weather.
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Re: The Big C - Dothaidh & Dorain

Postby dooterbang » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:44 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:
LeithySuburbs wrote:
Graeme Dewar wrote:Well done on the first century - mine is inching closer but I do seem to be stuck in a wee rut at the moment


I know that feeling. I was stuck in what cricketers call the "nervous nineties" for about 3 months and I thought I might not get to 100 this year. Thankfully the past few weekends have been pretty kind weather-wise :D .


I might admit to being a Bagger but I'm not obsessed by numbers, targets e.t.c. However, at the turn of the year I had notionally thought I'd like to reach 100 by my 40th (which was last week). Clearly that didn't happen! My next "target" is to try and reach that milestone by mid to late February, after which time I might find myself grounded for a wee while due to the expected arrival of our first baby in March. :D


Hey Graeme why not knock off 6 Munros in the 1 day, no need to wait till February :D .

Congrats on your new walking buddy arriving soon :)
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