A' Mharconaich and Geal Chàrn, Drumochter

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These are the northerly two summits of the four Munros on the west side of the Drumochter Pass. Geal Chàrn is a featureless lump with superb views towards Ben Alder, whilst A' Mharconaich is the shapliest of the range, with a steep prow prominent from the A9.


Straightforward hillwalking on these heathery mountains; the descent down the nose of A' Mharconaich is steeper and requires more care in winter. Final section is boggy and has a burn crossing.

Public Transport

None to start.


Car park just off A9 near Balsporran Cottages. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land north of Beinn UdlamainA'Mharconaich-An Torc/Boar of Badenoch ridge: Drumochter North. Stalking between mid-Sept and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. If further information is needed please phone 01540 670053 (mornings only; preferred contact) or e-mail raliaenterprises@aol.com, or for information on the day mobile 07738 100157

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