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Finishing off the Drumochter hills

Finishing off the Drumochter hills


Postby ChelseaMurray » Tue Apr 30, 2024 2:52 pm

Route description: Beinn Udlamain and Sgàirneach Mhòr

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Udlamain, Sgàirneach Mhòr

Date walked: 30/04/2024

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17.06 km

Ascent: 783m

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Testing conditions today in Drumochter on 2 “easier” munros. Of course, I’m on annual leave so it would do anything but be sunny :lol: but I’ve had a dry year so far so a wet walk was always going to be on the cards at some point.

Met up with dad then it was up to lay-by 79 for us.

Good track down to the bridge then a boggy ascent from here. Absolutely not a thing to be seen. Rain/misty/windy the whole outing. Navigation was tested between the 2 summits & descending. Don’t want to know the wind speed at 1000m but it was more than a gentle breeze shall we say making walking difficult.

Tons of Ptarmigan & grouse spotted. Also, a mountain hare ran out infront of me but wouldnt stop for a photo.

Back to Perth and its white fluffy clouds & patches of blue skies 😢

5 hours 3 minutes all in today. Numbers 57&58 for me. Repeats for Dad.
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Sow of Atholl & Sgàirneach Mhòr up there somewhere
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Lil’ bit wet
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Beinn Udlamain
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Sgàirneach Mhòr
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Re: Finishing off the Drumochter hills

Postby Anne C » Wed May 01, 2024 8:06 am

What a shame you got such a rubbish day weather wise.I really think the views down Loch Erich and across to Ben Alder make these hills quite superb for glorious views, especially from Udlamain and (not on your round this time)Geal Charn. Under rated, in many respects.
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Re: Finishing off the Drumochter hills

Postby ChelseaMurray » Wed May 01, 2024 9:57 am

Anne C wrote:What a shame you got such a rubbish day weather wise.I really think the views down Loch Erich and across to Ben Alder make these hills quite superb for glorious views, especially from Udlamain and (not on your round this time)Geal Charn. Under rated, in many respects.


I had views from the rest of them in Drumochter that I canny complain but they’ll sit on the “to be revisited on a sunny day” list for now 🤣
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