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Drumochter 4

Drumochter 4

Postby csimbad » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:34 pm

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

Date walked: 24/07/2011

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 21.8 km

Ascent: 1308m

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Arrived at car park beside Balsporran Cottage 7.45pm and was off on up to Geal carn the first Munro of the day. Weather was perfect sunny with a fine cool light breeze, wasn't to long before I was at the summit taking in the veiw of Loch Erich on my approach to the 2nd munro of the day A' Mharconiach, here I passed another 2 walkers heading in the same direction but only doing 3 of them as they didn,t fancy the walk out along the A9. Again it wasn't to long before Iwas on the summit again taking a few pics and off to Beinn Udlamain the 3rd munro of the day where again I passed the same guys as they heading for Beinn Udlamain then onto A' Mharconiach, was looking forward to getting onto the last 2 as could see that the veiws were excellent. Was delighted with the veiws as this was pretty much what I was getting the last time I was up that direction and my camera decided not to work. Anyway after a few more pics on the summit I was off on down to cross over to Sgairneach Mhor the final munro of the day catching a glimpse of quite a few deer. Once on the summit I decided to have a bite to eat and look for a better way out, I had been looking at other reports which all lead back down to the A9 which I didn't fancy so I could see faint paths across from me between A' Mharconiach and An Torc so it was decided I headed on down and started a short climb on up between the 2, the path was quite faint once at he top and a bit boggy but I was soon back onto a track taking me out beside the power station and onto the path along the A9 back to the car park reackon that saved me a good bit of time rather than heading directly straight back down to the A9. A pretty good walk on a nice day. :D

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Balsporran cottage
Lookig back at Balsporran cottage
Approaching Geal carn summit
Loch Erich
Geal carn summit
A'Mharconaich summit
Beinn Udlamain summit
Sgairneach Mhor summit
Path taken between A'Mharconaich and An Turc
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