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.


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.


Layby on 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; preferred contact) or e-mail raliaenterprises@aol.com, or for information on the day phone 01528 522385 or 07717 295481.

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