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The Drumochter 4

The Drumochter 4


Postby The_Greenman2000 » Fri May 17, 2024 11:53 am

Munros included on this walk: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Geal-chàrn (Drumochter), Sgàirneach Mhòr

Date walked: 06/05/2024

Time taken: 6.2 hours

Distance: 24.8 km

Ascent: 1106m

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Our Route (fairly standard)

We parked at Barsporran Cottages and walked the 5 of so km down the cycle track to where we duck under the railway line. All nice and straight forward and we didnt want to be faced with the 5km walk to the car after the hike.
The climb upto the 758 spot height from the valley track was simple if boggy and uninteresting. Once we got up there the climb up along the ridge line to Sgairneach Mhor was nicer with still some snow at the lip of Coire Creagach.

ImageBeinn Udlamain by the_greenman2000, on Flickr
May snowline

ImageBeinn Udlamain by the_greenman2000, on Flickr
Sgairneach Mhor summit with obligatory dog

ImageBeinn Udlamain by the_greenman2000, on Flickr
View from the shoulder of Sgairneach Mhor heading towards Beinn Udlamain

We then dropped down to Carn lc Loumhaidh to asscend the rockier southern shoulder of Beinn Udlamain to the summit. The clouds were starting to lift now.

ImageBeinn Udlamain by the_greenman2000, on Flickr
Beinn Udlamain summit

From there a nice north east ridge walk took us to A' Mharconaich with great views of Loch Ericht. A bizzarre summit with failed relics of erostion control remaining giving an eerie graveyard feel.

ImageBeinn Udlamain by the_greenman2000, on Flickr
Loch Ericht

ImageBeinn Udlamain by the_greenman2000, on Flickr
A' Mharconaich top (dont know why I look so happy im bloody knackered)

We then dropped back the ridge a little and headed north to Geal-charn, a rockey unremarkable top but with more great views.

ImageBeinn Udlamain by the_greenman2000, on Flickr
Geal-charn summit

The north east decent from there back to the car was a trudge, and I slipped over more times within 1km of the car than anywhere else, all on loose gravel on tracks. Goes to show
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