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Beinn an Dothaidh


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1004 m (3293 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
129 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Hill of the scorching

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Beinn an Dothaidh has a curved summit plateau with three tops the centre top being the summit.

From the summit plateau, a ridge runs S to the col above Coire an Dothaidh, which connects to Beinn Dorain and is the usual ascent route from Bridge of Orchy.

There is a W ridge which curves N, and offers a possible ascent route from Achallader, and a SW ridge which separates Coire Daingean from Coire a Ghabhlach.

The col on this ridge connects Beinn an Dothaidh to the S ridge Beinn Achalader. This col not only gives routes between these two mountains but gives possible access to Beinn Manach to the E.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn an Dothaidh include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lui
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Beinn an Dothaidh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn an Dothaidh.

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 Routes that include Beinn an Dothaidh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1245 m 13.38 km 5 hrs Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh  Easy route but for the relatively steep ascent/descent of Coire an Dothaidh.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn an Dothaidh

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn an Dothaidh

Me at the top of Beinn an Dothaidh.

© Derrick Reid

Image by Derrick Reid

Karl and me on summit, 23/2/13.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Pups at top of Beinn an Dothaidh

© John Martin

Image by John Martin

Me looking over Ranoch Moor

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan
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Recently Climbed By
William Black on 28 Nov 2020
John Dougan on 29 Aug 2020

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Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Mhanach
by Philip McLoone
Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh
by Doug Tulloch
Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh
by Alasdair Cairns
Beinn an Dothaidh
by Claire Wales
Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh
by Geert Gritter
Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh
by David Chapman
Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh
by Brendan Waters
Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh
by Kenny Mcneill
Beinn an Dothaidh
by David McSporran

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Gavin Poole
wrote on
September 19, 2009
Climbed with Christine & John. Started of a cloudy day, threatening to rain on us any minute. Got to the bealach between Dorain & Dothaidh & the heavens opened & the wind blew a gale. It stayed like this until we reached the 993m cairn, (that we thought was the summit due to zero visibility!), where we took shelter for some lunch. After realising that we were not at the summit, after checking the GPS, we soldiered on to the 1004m cairn. Took some quick baggers gallery pics & headed back down as it was freezing! An easy descent, even if a little boggy (lost my leg a couple times!), only to find the sun was now out & the clouds clearing. Took it on the chin & vowed to return to conquer Dorain next time.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
June 10, 2007
Climbed after Beinn Dorain, and lost the path once the mud started. Headed for the peak on the right - which turned out to be the South top. Thankfully the cloud had cleared and the path to the summit was obvious. Gave the West top a miss and headed back down. The descent from the col was VERY tricky, but did not spoil a fine day out.

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