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A night on A’Mharconaich

A night on A’Mharconaich


Postby AlexFrood » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:48 pm

Munros included on this walk: A' Mharconaich

Date walked: 09/02/2015

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It was a rest day after finishing teaching a winter skills course of the weekend but once again like most of my rest days may boredom gets the best of me. This time i had a friend along with me as well.

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The plan was set and we were going to do a sunset/night ascent of A’Mharconaich, A hill I had seen a few days before from Geal-charn.

Once again I parked the van at Drumochter and we kitted up, setting off about 3:30pm. He decided to head up to Bealach at the back between A’Mharconaich & Geal-charn and not via the North east ridge.

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we decided on the bealach because we felt it would be quicker following the track up and not slogging up the soft snow on the ridge.


After a long walk up the Bealach we made it for sunset and watched it before set behind Ben Alder.

From there I set a bearing up toward the summit plateau into the Clag and the darkness.

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Gaining the plateau in the dark and clag I could finally got do some more nav practice, which the blue birds days of most of the season hadn’t let me do.

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Turns out I can still nav and after walking on some long bearing we hit the summit cairn.

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From there it was a descent route via the North east ridge and back to the van for the night.

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Re: A night on A’Mharconaich

Postby Graeme D » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:30 pm

Seems to be quite a bit of night walking going on these days! :lol:
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Re: A night on A’Mharconaich

Postby AlexFrood » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:16 pm

Nothing to do with lying in bed, I just like the sunsets. :)
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