Munros Two Hundred and Fifty Eight to Sixty One

Route: A' Mharconaich and Geal Chàrn, Drumochter

Munros: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Geal-chàrn (Drumochter), Sgàirneach Mhòr

Date walked: 31/05/2024

Friday, 31st. May, 2024:
After a week in the hills and with Alex and Stefan slowed by some form of food poisoning, only Chalky and I were fit to leave Ullapool reasonably early and begin our journey south - stopping first at Balsporran Cottages on the A9 to the south of Dalwhinnie. Arriving there some time after midday, we completed a pretty routine round of the four Munros to the east of Loch Ericht in better weather than we had enjoyed on the west coast. Apart from some extensive views from Beinn Udlamain as far as the Black Mount and Ben More to the south west, the only real points of note were a rather large ceramic dish / pipe on the bealach between Beinn Udlamain and Sgàirneach Mhòr and the intensive nature of the grouse rearing on the northern slopes of the latter hill - as ever, dressed up as wildlife conservation.
The last two and a bit miles back alongside the A9 didn't make for an especially fine end to the day but we got down in good time and checked into the excellent Old School Hostel in Dalwhinnie where we were surprised to meet Alex and Stefan, recovering from a bout of food poisoning but still too delicate to travel to their homes. They were, understandably, keeping pretty quiet and it was left to Chalky and me to mark the end of our trip with a terrific curry in Kingussie's Royal Tandoori - superb Chicken Madras - before our long drive back to the Kent lowlands on the following day.
Day 7.png
Section Five of (the 1974 edition of) Munro's Tables complete (31.05.2024.)

Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Comments: 2

Munros Two Hundred and Fifty Six to Seven

Attachment(s) Munros: Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Spidean a' Choire Lèith (Liathach)
Date walked: 29/05/2024
Views: 212

Munro Two Hundred and Fifty Five

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Sgritheall
Date walked: 27/05/2024
Views: 164

Munro Two Hundred and Fifty Four

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgùrr a' Mhaoraich
Date walked: 26/05/2024
Views: 169

Munro Two Hundred and Fifty Three

Attachment(s) Munros: Meall Chuaich
Date walked: 25/05/2024
Views: 203

Munros Two Hundred and Forty Eight to Fifty One

Attachment(s) Munros: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Càrn a' Choire Bhòidheach, Càrn an t-Sagairt Mòr, Lochnagar
Date walked: 02/06/2023
Comments: 5
Views: 2685

Munros Two Hundred and Forty Two to Forty Seven

Attachment(s) Munros: Cairn of Claise, Càrn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe
Date walked: 01/06/2023
Views: 468

Munros Two Hundred and Thirty Eight to Forty One

Attachment(s) Munros: An Socach (Braemar), Càrn a' Ghèoidh, Càrn Aosda, The Cairnwell
Date walked: 31/05/2023
Comments: 4
Views: 781

Munros Two Hundred and Thirty Five to Thirty Seven

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Iutharn Mhòr, Càrn an Rìgh, Glas Tulaichean
Date walked: 30/05/2023
Views: 499

Munros Two Hundred and Thirty Two to Thirty Four

Attachment(s) Munros: Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Càrn Liath (Beinn a' Ghlò), Càrn nan Gabhar
Date walked: 29/05/2023
Views: 520

Chris Henshall

User avatar
Activity: Mountaineer
Pub: The Clachaig
Mountain: Glaramara
Place: Shenavall
Gear: My Tent
Member: BMC
Ideal day out: Multi-pitch rock climb at about HVS followed by a scramble to a rocky summit on a sunny day.

Munros: 262
Tops: 106
Corbetts: 5
Wainwrights: 214
Hewitts: 157

Filter reports



Trips: 5
Munros: 9


Trips: 6
Munros: 22


Trips: 6
Munros: 11


Trips: 13
Munros: 23


Trips: 5
Munros: 14


Trips: 3
Munros: 9


Trips: 6
Munros: 19


Trips: 5
Munros: 12


Trips: 5
Munros: 7


Trips: 3
Munros: 7


Trips: 10
Munros: 30
Corbetts: 1


Trips: 2


Trips: 3
Munros: 6


Trips: 5
Munros: 15
Corbetts: 4


Trips: 3
Munros: 6


Trips: 4
Munros: 9


Trips: 1
Munros: 2


Trips: 2
Munros: 4


Trips: 5
Munros: 7


Trips: 8
Munros: 24


Trips: 3


Trips: 1


Trips: 7
Munros: 16


Trips: 8
Munros: 15


Trips: 4
Munros: 8


Trips: 1
Hewitts: 98
Wainwrights 214

Joined: May 30, 2014
Last visited: Jul 22, 2024
Total posts: 304 | Search posts