A' Mharconaich and Geal Charn, Drumochter

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These are the northerly two summits of the four Munros on the west side of the Drumochter Pass. Geal Charn is a featureless lump but A' Mharconaidh has a steep prow facing the road; both give fine views towards Ben Alder.

Terrain

Straightforward hillwalking on these heathery mountains; the descent down the nose of A' Mharconaich is steeper and would require more care in winter.

Public Transport

None to start.

Start

Layby on A9 near Balsporran Cottages. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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