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Drumochter duo again

Drumochter duo again


Postby Coop » Sat Jul 15, 2023 6:08 pm

Route description: Beinn Udlamain and Sgàirneach Mhòr

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Udlamain, Sgàirneach Mhòr

Date walked: 15/07/2023

Time taken: 4.35 hours

Distance: 16.61 km

Ascent: 783m

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Nearly never got up , due to being tired and thinking maybe I'd got it wrong with the weather.
Anyway hauled myself up, out the door at half 5ish - destination layby 79.
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Set off during a lull in the rain and came to the 1st obstacle- the stream was flowing rather rapidly with a fair amount of water !!!
One big jump and one wee jump and two streams crossed.
Down to my bridge and onto the hill straight after crossing it
A wet boggy climb up and a couple of drizzles - better than expected.
On up to the summit of Sgàirneach Mhòr- quite a contrast to feb 2017 in the snow!!!.
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Looking back to the Sow of Atholl

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Sgàirneach Mhòr summit

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Chilled for 10, the mist came in a wee bit and time to head down round and up the 200m give or take, up to beinn Udlamain
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Eyesore

Most bigger summits around had some clouds on top but the odd view was had - and appreciated
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A Mharconaich nearly clear

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The fara ( iirc that was a steep ascent!!!)

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Lefr to right, The fara, gael charn , a Mharconaich

Headed in the direction of A Mharconaich following the fenceline roughly- then I decided to head down towards the stream and track back. It was steep, very steep, and the heavens opened up big time. Wasn't bothered about the rain . I was just going down slowly taking care. I think I'd come down too early as I was making for the very start of the track. If I'd carried on a bit whilst still up high it may not have been such a steep descent.
Anyway , back on the track in one piece and the nice walk back
Glad id got my erse up and got out. It was worth it.
Such a contrast to early 2017 when I was up on these last.
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