Drumochter Munro's in the early winter sun

Munros: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Sgàirneach Mhòr

Date walked: 06/11/2011

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 20km

Ascent: 952m

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Sun coming up behind the Sow of Atholl.

An early start, leaving the layby at just after 8.30 meant we had the hills to ourselves until nearly lunchtime by which time all you could see where people everywhere. On the ascent we saw three stags on the col between A'Mharconaich & Beinn Udlamain in silhouette & I came within a couple of feet of a hare - woke it up I think! Before I could get the camera out it was off....
Heading for the col between A'Mharconaich & Beinn Udlamain

Once on to the ridge the views were just getting better & better, I'll let the photos tell the story now
Down to Loch Ericht & over to Loch Pattack

View north to Meall Cuaich & the Cairngorms from A'Mharconaich summit

Heading for Beinn Uldamain from A'Mharconaich

Loch Pattack, The Fara & Loch Ericht

Geal Charn & A'Mharconaich

Beinn Udlamain summit at around noon was perfect for lunch as the cairn is constructed in a way that there is shelter whatever the wind direction - we even managed to be in the sun.
Beinn Udlamain in time for lunch

View from slopes of Beinn Udlamain down to Loch Ericht & over to Beinn Bheoil & Ben Alder.

View south from Beinn Udlamain

Slopes of Sgairneach Mhor from Beinn Udlamain

View back to Beinn Udlamain from lower top of Sgairneach Mhor - great clouds!

A'Mharconaich from Sgairneach Mhor summit

View southeast from Sgairneach Mhor

View south from Sgairneach Mhor

Heading down, view to the north - the car is down there somewhere!

Last look back Coire Dhomhain with the sun going down behind Sgairneach Mhor

A great day!

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Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers
Date walked: 18/07/2011
Distance: 10.4km
Ascent: 968m
Views: 802

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 04/05/2011
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 1090m
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Location: Boat of Garten
Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: An Teallach
Gear: Inov 8 boots/trail shoes
Member: Mountaineering Scotland, Strathspey Mountain Club, Am Monadh Ruadh Walking Club, John Muir Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust.
Camera: Sony RX100M3

Munros: 125
Corbetts: 25
Grahams: 11
Sub 2000: 9

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