/ Easy-ish winter walk with dog? Beinn an Dothaidh

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Flinticus 26 Nov 2019

Thinking of Beinn an Dothaidh from Achallader farm via the coire and back on the north-west shoulder of the coire. Looks OK on OS 1:25K.

Anything I should be extra wary of on the route, especially that shoulder (I'm 80% sure I've been up that coire before!)? Expecting good visibility and freezing conditions this weekend.

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subtle 26 Nov 2019
In reply to Flinticus:

I always hate that walk in, if the ground isn't frozen hard then its a real bog trot - once up in the corrie / on the shoulder its fine, just the approach if its boggy.

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Flinticus 26 Nov 2019
In reply to subtle:

Hoping it will be frozen. 

Thanks. Looking forward to it. Now, do I endure a cold overnight camp for an early start or stay home but get up at an ungodly hour. Would be nice to have some height for the dawn.

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Mike-W-99 26 Nov 2019
In reply to Flinticus:

The NW shoulder is pretty steep and I always go the wrong way down it after climbing!

We followed the newish hydro track recently and the continuation on that side of the burn seemed to be a lot less boggy (no use for getting into the coire to climb)

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Flinticus 30 Nov 2019
In reply to Mike-W-99:

It's great as a way of getting up. 

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