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 mile 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.23/1/08Grid Ref.
0835 0905 Park at P beside Bridge of Orchy Hotel 160   00.0 milesNN29723954
    Road E to underpass at Station 190 300.25 milesNN30013957
1015 1045
E by Allt Coire an Dothaidh
up wet, peaty path to bealach
7445901.9 milesNN32533985
  —   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 milesNN32694095
  — 1140 E to M Beinn an Dothaidh, main summit 10048753.0 milesNN33184085
  —   — S/SE to S top of Beinn an Dothaidh 9938903.1 milesNN33324055
  — 1230 SW/S back to bealach 744 3.8 milesNN32533985
1110   SSW to ridge, then ridge S to Carn Sasunnaich 106512155.0 milesNN32513822
  S to M Beinn Dorain
(Continue S for 100m or so for view.)
107612505.15 milesNN32573787
1145 1430 N to col at 1045m & Carn Sasunnaich 106512755.4 milesNN32513822
1215 1500 N to bealach 744 6.55 milesNN32533985
    Wet peaty path W to underpass at station 190 8.2 milesNN30013957
1330 1615 Road down to parking at Bridge of Orchy Hotel 16012758.4 milesNN29723954

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