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Geal-Charn and A' Mharconaich

Geal-Charn and A' Mharconaich

Postby Coop » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:19 pm

Route description: A' Mharconaich and Geal Charn, Drumochter

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

Date walked: 22/01/2017

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 731m

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Back to Drumochter today after my last "outing"
Ask per the weather reports there were a few snow flurries on the way up. Nothing too drastic.
Parked at the cottage and set off at quarter to 9. Over the railway crossing and up to the 2nd track heading right and up to the 1st large cairn.
Another one is appearing and just now it's about half its big brothers size.
On I went up to geal charn and there was the odd view of the loch.
Mist and cloud was low but I could pick out the way I wanted to go down round and up to a' mharconaich.
Good steep wee climb up to the "ridge" and then followed the track along to the cairn and shelter.
Be careful when you descend from here. Keep left a fair bit or you could go over the edge if visibility is poor.
Thought I was seeing things on the descent. Looked like standing stones through the mist until I got closer.
It was a group of about 15 scouts out with mountain guides from glenmore.
Good to see them out although one or two looked a bit cold.
Ground was almost frozen everywhere so no bogs really today and some kind soul has even put a wee bridge over the stream.
Had a good chat with the owner/ manager of the cottages as I passed.
Then headed up to the distillery for a look round.
Nice distillery with the resident Jack and Victor working in it.
They obviously haven't read the visit Scotland hospitality pages yet!!!
Good day; 2 good hills and not as boring as some make out.

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