Care needed crossing stream when in spate. Geal Charn and A'Mharconaich Circular Walk is a 7 mile loop trail located near Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The hill is just within the Cairngorms National Park although it is not part of the Cairngorms mountains. There's a track across the bealach - cross this and then tackle the featureless slopes beyond, bearing slightly left until you reach the summit plateau of A' Mharconaich; there continue to be stunning views behind to Ben Alder. October 22, 2016 October 24, 2016. Beinn Udlamain which is highest of all four is positioned behind A’ Mharconaich and not visible in the below photo or from A9. We … A' Mharconaich Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for A' Mharconaich is: Mild with light rain (total 6mm) on Mon morning Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Wed nightFreeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Mon morning, min -6°C on Mon night)Winds decreasing (gales from the W on Mon morning, calm by Tue night). I started my journey south through mist and rain around Lochcarron. Wednesday, 31st October, 2012, 11 a.m., 5 hours 40 mins Overcast, snow showers above 700m, clearing later. Feb20 by Where the Fatdog Walks. A' Mharconaich and Geal Charn [Drumochter Pass] Easy route starting from high altitude. This classic pair of Munros is climbed from a start at 425m (1394ft) in the Pass of Drumochter and gives a fairly straightforward high mountain day out. Climbing Gael Charn and A’ Mharconaich. The hill is just within the Cairngorms National Park although it is not part of the Cairngorms mountains.. Its … Final section is boggy. Only one of the original cairns remains, though a set of more makeshift neighbours has appeared including a shelter cairn. And our return route down off of A'Mharconaich. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Back at the end of June Mike and I made a successful ascent of Geal Charn and A’Mharconaich. Categories Hiking, Munros Tags A' Mharconaich, Drumochter, Geal Charn. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. The hill is just within the Cairngorms National Park although it is not part of the Cairngorms mountains. It took us 1 hour and 40 minutes to get there. Back at the end of June Mike and I made a successful ascent of Geal Charn and A’Mharconaich. A'Mharconaich and Geal-charn and Allt Coire Fhar: Jim has made, pretty much, a full recovery from his heart attack, and we've been doing lots of low level walking to help him regain his fitness. A lovely short ski tour or walk. Crossing the River Truim with the first munro of the day Geal Charn (right) A’ Mharconaich, (middle) and Sgairneach Mhor (just left of A’ Mharconaich in distance) 3rd munro of the day. Balsporran Cottages - geograph.org.uk - 126327.jpg 640 × 425; 71 KB. Hiking, Munros September 27, 2014 January 6, 2020. And Geal-charn & Aonach Beag. Even the scoured snow we came across today was relatively soft. Although an undistinguished Munro and one of the easiest to reach, the cairn at the summit has a grand view over Loch Ericht to Ben Alder. Nach Westen fällt der Geal-Chàrn steil bis an die Ufer von Loch Ericht ab, nach Osten wird er vom Coire Fhàr begrenzt. Didn't think it was possible to shoot this so successfully from the roadside. Car park just off A9 near Balsporran Cottages. Still a great shot though!--Found in a search. The cottages are situated in an extremely bleak spot at 425 metres - in winter this is as cold as spot as you will find in Britain. Post navigation. Looking towards Geal Charn from our start at Balsporran Cottages. Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. Despite their lack of fame the views from the tops are fantastic and they are a great practice ground for winter skills.Written for Walkingworld by Richard Hardy Geal Charn and A' Mharconaich, from the Pass of Drumochter. Rating: 2.9/5 (95 votes cast) Detailed route description and map. What makes this hill important is that it is my hill or more strictly speaking it is the hill that The Fatdog and I are supposed to be ascending. Begin at the parking area on the left just before Balsporran Cottages off the west side of the A9. Crossing the River Truim with the first munro of the day Geal Charn (right) A’ Mharconaich, (middle) and Sgairneach Mhor (just left of A’ Mharconaich in distance) 3rd munro of the day. Done. 1,043 views. Geal Charn and A'Mharconaich Circular Walk is a 7 mile loop trail located near Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Hiking info, trail maps, and 7 trip reports from A'Mharconaich (975 m) in the Grampian Mountains of United Kingdom This classic pair of Munros is climbed from a start at 425m (1394ft) in the Pass of Drumochter and gives a fairly straightforward high mountain day out. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. 54 features cleared over the day - well done to all, great effort. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Geal Charn 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. A' Mharconaich and Geal Charn, from an A9 layby. He'd just got the go ahead to try something a bit more strenuous. 11 comments. Does your firm want to sponsor this route. 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