Misty Mountains of Drumochter

Route: Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach Mhor

Munros: Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor

Date walked: 19/08/2018

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 17km

Ascent: 778m

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.
the view ahead of Sgairneach mhor

Delias enjoying a paddle

Alice with the dogs on the mist covered ridge

Sgairneach Mhor summit shelter

mountain hare that Cuillin was bursting to chase

pink heather looking down the descent

Sgairneach Mhor looking clear now

Sow of Atholl

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Yer havin a Hoolie

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Munros: Sgor na h-Ulaidh
Corbetts: Meall Lighiche
Date walked: 27/07/2018
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1217m
Views: 26

Return to The Ring of Steall

Attachment(s) Munros: Am Bodach, An Gearanach, Sgurr a'Mhaim, Stob Coire a'Chairn
Date walked: 21/07/2018
Distance: 17.9km
Ascent: 1512m
Comments: 2
Views: 391

Lime kiln walk

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Hewitts: Garreg Lwyd (Moel Gornach)
Date walked: 12/07/2018
Distance: 3.66km
Ascent: 133m
Views: 34

Llyn y fan fach

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Date walked: 10/07/2018
Distance: 16.4km
Ascent: 769m
Views: 27

Sunset hike and camp 1

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Munros: Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Date walked: 26/05/2018
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 981m
Views: 27

walking on my fingers

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Munros: Beinn Heasgarnich, Creag Mhor (Glen Lochay)
Date walked: 29/04/2018
Distance: 27km
Views: 26

Cuillin the gang

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn Bhac
Date walked: 14/04/2018
Distance: 33.7km
Ascent: 1015m
Views: 36

Spring Meet 2018 Day 1

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Munros: Carn a'Gheoidh
Corbetts: Ben Gulabin
Date walked: 13/04/2018
Distance: 16.7km
Ascent: 907m
Views: 30

beaten on Beinn an Lochain

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Corbetts: Beinn an Lochain
Date walked: 01/04/2018
Distance: 4.2km
Ascent: 418m
Views: 43


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Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Bidean nam bian
Place: Glencoe
Gear: my camo hat, lost !
Camera: digital
Ideal day out: an epic adventure taking in a few munros, ridge walks, river crossings and some wild, high top camping

Munros: 121
Corbetts: 20
Grahams: 6
Donalds: 1
Wainwrights: 1
Hewitts: 5
Sub 2000: 3
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