Colin's Munros


Beinn Dorain & Beinn an Dothaidh, Map 377E; 16th Jan 2004 & 23rd Jan 2008

Route: 8.4 miles; 1275m=4200' ascent; 7 hours

Route: i) Remember that the very large cairn on Beinn Dorain is not at the top but on Carn Sasunnaich. The true summit is another ¼ further on.
ii) It is worth doing a tour of the three tops of Beinn an Dothaidh for the views.
iii) The ground underfoot is usually very wet over most of this route.
iv) These mountains can also be done separately or in the opposite order. However, even together they amount to a shorter than average day.
v) GPS waypoints from my Garmin Etrex (Path points and stream crossings) are given here.
Weather 16/01/04: Deep snow down to 1000', some cloud, mainly clear visibility.
23/01/08: Continuous rain all day; 9°C at start, low cloud, complete cloud cover.
Connectivity: No Orange except at Bridge of Orchy (perhaps due to weather).

16/1/04 23/1/08 Description Ht.Asc.23/1/08
0835 0905 Park at P beside Bridge of Orchy Hotel 160   00.0 mi
    Road E to underpass at Station 190 300.25 mi
1015 1045
E by Allt Coire an Dothaidh
up wet, peaty path to bealach NN325398
7445901.9 mi
  —   N up ridge to W top of Beinn an Dothaidh
(The main path does not go up the ridge
but heads directly for the summit only.)
10018452.65 mi
  — 1140 E to M Beinn an Dothaidh, main summit 10048753.0 mi
  —   — S/SE to S top of Beinn an Dothaidh 9938903.1 mi
  — 1230 SW/S back to bealach NN325398 744 3.8 mi
    SSW to ridge, then ridge S to Carn Sasunnaich 106512155.0 mi
1110   S to col at 1045m and N. Top 1075915 
  S to M Beinn Dorain NN325378
Continue S for 100m or so for view
107612505.15 mi
1145   Return by same route: N to N. Top 1075  
  1430 N to col at 1045m & Carn Sasunnaich 106512755.4 mi
1215 1500 N to bealach NN325398 744 6.55 mi
    Wet peaty path W to underpass at station 190 8.2 mi
1330 1615 Road down to parking at Bridge of Orchy Hotel 16012758.4 mi

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