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Drumochter Munro's in the early winter sun

Drumochter Munro's in the early winter sun


Postby tinajack68 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:58 pm

Munros included on this walk: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor

Date walked: 06/11/2011

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 952m

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Sun coming up behind the Sow of Atholl.

An early start, leaving the layby at just after 8.30 meant we had the hills to ourselves until nearly lunchtime by which time all you could see where people everywhere. On the ascent we saw three stags on the col between A'Mharconaich & Beinn Udlamain in silhouette & I came within a couple of feet of a hare - woke it up I think! Before I could get the camera out it was off....
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Heading for the col between A'Mharconaich & Beinn Udlamain

Once on to the ridge the views were just getting better & better, I'll let the photos tell the story now
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Down to Loch Ericht & over to Loch Pattack

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View north to Meall Cuaich & the Cairngorms from A'Mharconaich summit

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Heading for Beinn Uldamain from A'Mharconaich

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Loch Pattack, The Fara & Loch Ericht

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Geal Charn & A'Mharconaich

Beinn Udlamain summit at around noon was perfect for lunch as the cairn is constructed in a way that there is shelter whatever the wind direction - we even managed to be in the sun.
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Beinn Udlamain in time for lunch

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View from slopes of Beinn Udlamain down to Loch Ericht & over to Beinn Bheoil & Ben Alder.

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View south from Beinn Udlamain

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Slopes of Sgairneach Mhor from Beinn Udlamain

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View back to Beinn Udlamain from lower top of Sgairneach Mhor - great clouds!

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A'Mharconaich from Sgairneach Mhor summit

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View southeast from Sgairneach Mhor

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View south from Sgairneach Mhor

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Heading down, view to the north - the car is down there somewhere!

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Last look back Coire Dhomhain with the sun going down behind Sgairneach Mhor

A great day!
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Re: Drumochter Munro's in the early winter sun

Postby dooterbang » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:38 pm

A great daybe indeed.

Ive still to do these.

Thanks for posting.
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