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Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN


by Bod » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:27 pm

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

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

Date walked: 17/09/2011

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 13.1 km

Ascent: 1249m

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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:45 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:Hey Bod, that's you drawn level with me on the Munro count now! Dothaidh is the only hill where I've been blown clean off my feet by the wind! Nice to see you, Valerie and Ritchie out again this weekend. I was house-bound! Next weekend though! As chance would have it, we're staying at the Bridge of Orchy (leaving Ailsa and Lucy with my mum and dad). Hopefully get the Aonach Eagach done. Stayed there several times before but always in the bunkhouse - doing it in style this time in the hotel itself. Must make sure I remember my wallet to pay for all that lovely food and beer! :lol:


Oh Graeme you'll love it. Stayed there loads of times. Garry and I got upgraded last time we were there- smashing!!! Enjoy!

PS where's the ridge report? :lol:
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby Graeme D » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:56 pm

pollyh33 wrote:PS where's the ridge report?


Ermm, it's coming. Honest. Technical and time-management difficulties! :lol:
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby Stretch » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:14 pm

I had you pegged as an outlaw as soon as I met you in Kintail haha. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby JTweedie » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:43 pm

A great couple of hills, just a pity you couldn't sample the fare in the hotel, it does great food. I stayed in the bunkhouse there one night, and then breakfast in the hotel in the morning - with the sun out and the windows open, it's hard to imagine a better location.
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby Bod » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:17 pm

Well folks, thanks for all you comments and jovialities!!! It's been fun this one, but I have discovered one more twist in the tale and I have now docked myself one on my Munro tally! Beinn an Dothaidh has managed to see me Temporalily Geographically Embarassed, as I am now certain that Valerie and I were at the Southeast top grid ref. 333406 :shock: .
Beinn an fecking Dothaidh! And there was me feeling proud of myself for knowing all about the potential summit miss on Beinn Dorain having done my homework there. We even considered heading westwards to the 1000 metre spot height before returning to the Bealach, but ruled that out because of the lack of views in the clag and rain. Wish we had now as that would alerted me when we were actually there.
Nevermind, I will just have to return one day, this time with cash in my pocket...yeha, going to get my pint eventually! Maybe even treat Valerie to an evening in the hotel and if we can, we will climb Beinn an Dothaidh on a fine sunny winter's day... :D :D :lol:
Off now to dock my tally figure....boohoo :(
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:31 pm

Bod,

I still have that one to do. Give me a shout next time you're heading up. I promise I'll empty my piggy bank and buy you and Val a drink! :lol:
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby skuk007 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:12 am

Nice report Bod, shame about the rubbish weather and the non-summit. I very nearly did exactly the same, luckily it was a bit clearer when I did these and noticed the other summit of to my left while thinking I was on the actual summit.

Like your 'ploy' with the petrol, one way to find out who your friends are. :lol:
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby Graeme D » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:56 pm

Ouch Bod! That's a real sore one after all that! :shock:
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby KGBMC » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:58 pm

I know how you you feel about non summitting ,I did the same on Dreish two weeks ago

After doing Mayar from Glen Prosen thought I had reached the summit of Dreish only to find on arriving home in Kelty that I had only been at a lower cairn

An excuse to go back
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:30 am

Great read. Have I seen these pictures before? Where these on Polly's facebook?

Shame about the weather and all you guys went through. Get your crampons and axe out, the snow's on it's way? Loads of bum slides to make up for the clag and stuff :) :D :lol:
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby jonny616 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:07 pm

Well done on completing these two with all your strife.

I love the chips at the real food cafe.

When i did these to avoid going to the bealach three times i cam down the grassy front of Doth, not my smartest idea it was pretty steep :lol:

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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby Mountainlove » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:10 pm

Hahah what a situation to be in. Enjoyed reading your report!!!!
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby monty » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:04 am

Oh dear what a calamity, three auld ladies locked in the lavatory :lol: :lol: :lol:

Unlucky Bod. It wasnae Friday the thirteenth, No, it wasnae April fools day, No. It was Bod day. :D

Not to worry, You saved a couple of bob on the day and you can go back and visit when the weather is better. :D

Strange attitude by the petrol station. I done something similar years ago and they were happy to take my details and i would send them payment or pop back with my wallet. :D
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby Bod » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:31 pm

Monty, there shall be many more Bod Days! But hopefully not so penniless! Usually I am very proud of my Bod Days, or Bodwalks as I call them and these was no different. Very much enjoyed these two mountains in the mixed conditions we met, and I looking really forward to a Winter's walk back up Beinn an Dothaidh.... :D
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Re: Penniless, threatened with arrest and up BEINN DORAIN

Postby Redrock » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:56 pm

Great Stuff Bod! Missed this a while back - but catching up now! Such a pity about Beinn an Dothaidh - it's easy done in all that clag. :( But great you got the clearance for the summit of Beinn Dorain - really atmospheric the pictures you took there! :D Val really has a knack with weather forecasting - she must have a secret deal with MWIS! :lol: It will be worth the return in the snows! 8)
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