I was out this Sunday with some of the SiMY crew on Beinn Dorain. A couple of weeks ago, we’d attempted to ‘flag’ Beinn Dorain for the DofE, but the incessant rain and strong wind proved too much for some of the younger folks in the group. I had today free in my diary, so we added a last minute trip to try and make it to the top this time. Several of the young people were at a residential event with the school, meaning they were unavailable to take part in today’s trip, but a small group, fortified by a bacon roll at the Green Welly, took advantage of some reasonably good weather to make the summit of Beinn Dorain and tick off SiMY’s third Munro of the summer so far.
The summit was wreathed in cloud when we arrived, with a bit of light rain thrown in as a wee reminder of just how grim it was last time round. Despite that, we spent most of the day walking in base layers, only needing to add jackets for the last 30 minutes before the summit. We rounded off the day with another stop at the Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum for a celebration fish supper before heading back to Glasgow to get sorted for next week’s adventures.
An added bonus for me was the chance to have my 2 furry little chums back out, having opted to leave them behind for Buchaille Etive Mor last weekend.