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fantastic 4 at drumochter

Route: A' Mharconaich and Geal Charn, Drumochter

Munros: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Geal-charn (Drumochter), Sgairneach Mhor

Date walked: 23/02/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

I did this walk last month however finally got a wee bit of time to write it up today! Set off around 6:30am for the drive north up the a9 with my girlfriend and got to the start point shortly after 8:15am, kitted and booted and ready to go by 8:30am with the clouds covering the tops of the hills but some very promising gaps in the clouds :D
A nice easy ascent up the first hill with signs of snowboarders and skiers having been down recently...looked like it would be good fun!
Definitely a good walk for winter, the hills and surrounding hills looked amazing in the snow! Don't think I'd fancy the same trek on a wet boggy day though!
Hopefully the pictures do the views justice, they were pretty incredible :D ...finished the day passing under the railway bridge and walking back to the cottages...a long and sore walk on tarmac in the scarpa mantas but only took about 40 mins
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on the way up the first hill gael charn
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Joyce striding out
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almost at the top of gael charn
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summit of gael charn
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skiers
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on their way
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saw plenty of these guys all day
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happy man
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arty at summit #2
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walk out to beinn udlamain
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views from udlamain
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having a seat and taking it all in...
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loch ericht
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skiers again from sgairneach
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almost there...#4 beckons
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we dunnit :-)

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Munros: 127
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2013

Trips: 1
Munros: 4

2012

Trips: 4
Munros: 6

2011

Trips: 15
Ascent: 1700m
Munros: 25
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1


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