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Dazzling Winter Views on the West Drumochter 4

Dazzling Winter Views on the West Drumochter 4


by jupe1407 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:11 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: 27/02/2016

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1149m

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Re: Dazzling Winter Views on the West Drumochter 4

Postby Jeremiah Johnson » Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:51 pm

Stunning photos. Did all but two of the Drumochter hills in January this year and saw nothing!! It was great to see them in glorious winter conditions.
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Re: Dazzling Winter Views on the West Drumochter 4

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:25 pm

" 's no[w]" fair.... :wink: you get 4 munros for 1149m .v. my 1,700m for 2 corbetts :crazy: :roll: :wink: ...but seriously, great photos as ever and a cracking day to be up there - cheers :)
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Re: Dazzling Winter Views on the West Drumochter 4

Postby jupe1407 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:57 pm

rockhopper wrote:" 's no[w]" fair.... :wink: you get 4 munros for 1149m .v. my 1,700m for 2 corbetts :crazy: :roll: :wink: ...but seriously, great photos as ever and a cracking day to be up there - cheers :)


Thanks Rockhopper. 1700m? That may have have killed me :lol:

Jeremiah Johnson wrote:Stunning photos. Did all but two of the Drumochter hills in January this year and saw nothing!! It was great to see them in glorious winter conditions.


Thanks JJ - I've always tried to save these hills for nice crisp winter days. :D
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Re: Dazzling Winter Views on the West Drumochter 4

Postby DavidShepherd » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:54 am

Wow, this looks amazing! Nice going :)
Heading up there on Sunday hopefully, looking forward to getting thigh deep in snow!
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Re: Dazzling Winter Views on the West Drumochter 4

Postby Magoo82 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:03 pm

Good stuff. I remember doing Geal Charn when we were still just getting to grips with the winter stuff a few years ago and we got a similarly good day for it. I've been up one more time since then with my brother last year, again in winter, but in a raging tempest with no views.

You're obviously the Drumochter weather charm!
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Re: Dazzling Winter Views on the West Drumochter 4

Postby jupe1407 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:37 pm

Magoo82 wrote:Good stuff. I remember doing Geal Charn when we were still just getting to grips with the winter stuff a few years ago and we got a similarly good day for it. I've been up one more time since then with my brother last year, again in winter, but in a raging tempest with no views.

You're obviously the Drumochter weather charm!


Aye that was a cracking day, and is still right up there in terms of my favourite hill days. Remember Ed almost sledging on top of that cornice? :lol:

I've certainly been lucky with Geal Charn, brilliant winter conditions three times now, and no bad views when I did it last May with the other half.

DavidShepherd wrote:Wow, this looks amazing! Nice going :)
Heading up there on Sunday hopefully, looking forward to getting thigh deep in snow!


Cheers David. Unless there's a snowfall this week, you shouldn't have much thigh deep snow There were a few wee holes lower down on Sgairneach Mhor, but elsewhere it was mostly satisfyingly crunchy stuff :D
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