Ben Donich

Ben Donich is one of the Arrochar Alps, a cluster of mountains near the Argyll village of Arrochar. This hill is 847m high, which makes it a Corbett.

This is the view from the summit, looking towards Ben Lomond, with The Cobbler and Ben Narnain on the left.

One of the features of the walk up from the Rest and Be Thankful is the rock step, which has to be descended on the ascent and ascended on the descent. It sounds more exciting than it is, although it’s a real obstacle in icy conditions.

That was my first proper hill of the year, and a reminder that there’s an awful lot of up involved in going up a hill.

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