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fantastic 4 at drumochter

fantastic 4 at drumochter


Postby nzt2011 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:18 pm

Route description: A' Mharconaich and Geal Charn, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Geal-charn (Drumochter), Sgairneach Mhor

Date walked: 23/02/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

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I did this walk last month however finally got a wee bit of time to write it up today! Set off around 6:30am for the drive north up the a9 with my girlfriend and got to the start point shortly after 8:15am, kitted and booted and ready to go by 8:30am with the clouds covering the tops of the hills but some very promising gaps in the clouds :D
A nice easy ascent up the first hill with signs of snowboarders and skiers having been down recently...looked like it would be good fun!
Definitely a good walk for winter, the hills and surrounding hills looked amazing in the snow! Don't think I'd fancy the same trek on a wet boggy day though!
Hopefully the pictures do the views justice, they were pretty incredible :D ...finished the day passing under the railway bridge and walking back to the cottages...a long and sore walk on tarmac in the scarpa mantas but only took about 40 mins
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on the way up the first hill gael charn
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Joyce striding out
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almost at the top of gael charn
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summit of gael charn
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skiers
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on their way
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saw plenty of these guys all day
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happy man
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arty at summit #2
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walk out to beinn udlamain
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views from udlamain
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having a seat and taking it all in...
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loch ericht
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skiers again from sgairneach
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almost there...#4 beckons
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we dunnit :-)
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Re: fantastic 4 at drumochter

Postby alfie » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:18 pm

nice photies pal!was up there yesterday planning on doing the same route,but had to come off after geal charn as the wind was scary man!never mind we will be back soon cos a was really enjoying it with some really nice views!cant wait for decent weather so i can get out and walk safely!wind yesterday was unbelievable! well done :)
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