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Misty Mountains of Drumochter

Misty Mountains of Drumochter


Postby tomyboy73 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:09 am

Route description: Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor

Date walked: 19/08/2018

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 778m

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Met up with Alice and Douglas in layby 79.
Alice brought wee Cuillin the mighty Cockapoodle and big Delias the gentle Rottweiller
Misty day , but nice easy route around the two Munros , although conditions meant we had to be careful and use map and compass as well as gps when leaving both summits to make sure we headed down each one in the right direction.
Used map and compass to set off with from first summit but , then checked gps to see we had walked a bit too far south, so turned around using the compass to find the path that connects to second Munro.
Straightforward from there as the path was quite easy to follow.
Again slightly overshot the route down past the cairn at 903m where we should have taken a right turn, but soon corrected it when I realised that was what the cairn was there for.
Of course the summits cleared when we got down to the glen.
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the view ahead of Sgairneach mhor

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Delias enjoying a paddle

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Alice with the dogs on the mist covered ridge

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Sgairneach Mhor summit shelter

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mountain hare that Cuillin was bursting to chase

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pink heather looking down the descent

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Sgairneach Mhor looking clear now

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Sow of Atholl
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Beinn Udlamain summit
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