Date: 16th December 2017
Saturday 16th December 2017 at 0830. A level 3 walk of about 14k taking between 6 and 8 hours.
Ben Dorain is the magnificent peak we all see driving west on the A82 towards Tyndrum. It and its neighbouring peak, Beinn an Dothaidh, are accessed from Coire an Dothaidh opposite the Bridge of Orchy Hotel and have a fairly steep walk into the bealach. From here it's a 2 km walk over rocky ground to reach the first cairn, known as Cairn Sasunnaich, which isn't the true summit. Continue on along the ridge to reach the true summit some 300m further on.
Given the time of year this is very likely going to be a winter mountaineering day and you will need to be prepared with crampons, ice axe, head torch and goggles, as well as appropriate clothing and adequate food\water. See the 'What do I need?' page on the website for more information. Please also be aware that winter mountaineering requires a higher level of fitness than summer hillwalking. Contact me in advance of the day if you have any questions.
B2 boots, ice axe and crampons can be hired from outdoor shops such as Tiso.
We will meet at the public car park opposite beside the Bridge of Orchy Hotel, PA36 4AD at 0830 for a weather and kit check before beginning our ascent.
Cost is only £30 per person (maximum group size is 6)
Availability: only 3 places remaining