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Sgairneach Mhor and Beinn Udlamain walk

Sgairneach Mhor and Beinn Udlamain walk


Postby U059361 » Sat May 26, 2018 12:10 pm

Route description: Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor

Date walked: 24/05/2018

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 15.75 km

Ascent: 790m

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This was a straight forward walk using estate tracks going out and coming back. Using the first bridge means following a faint and peaty path but the climb is less arduous than using the second bridge and it cuts a big corner too. Difficult to follow the path at times so kept aiming for below the bealach as instructed. There is a more defined path further up as everyone comes this way. Coire Dhomhain is impressive as the top comes into view. The cornice snow was at least 2 metres out from the edge and some of the slumps made ice sculptures. Once at the top of Sgairneach Mhor the hard work has been done. Great view all around. I had my lunch at 11:15 am here. Walking over to Beinn Udlamain is over a broad shoulder of the hill, walking parallel to Udlamain to start with before heading over to the western slope to minimise the drop down between hills. The path is obvious from here over to the top and doesn’t take long. To get good views from Udlamain requires a walk way over from the path and I stayed there more of the way to the top and coming down, only joining the path to head for the descent down to the track. I didn’t see a path going down but aimed for the bottom of the stream and when I got to the heather I picked up a path to the bottom. It’s then a long walk back over the track to the car park. This walk gets 3 bog symbols but it didn’t deserve it today. It also gets 4 boots but it wasn’t really arduous and my time was at the low end of the estimate. So now is the time to do it.
ImageHaar lifts over A9 by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageTrack up Allt Coire Dhomhain by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageView down towards Blair Atholl by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgairneach Mhor view over Dalwhinnie by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageCoire Dhomhain by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageCornice sculpture on Coire Dhomhain by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageLoch Ericht and Ben Alder from Beinn Udlamain by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSgairneach Mhor and Coire Dhomhain on descent from Beinn Udlamain by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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