A'Mharconaich from the east

A' Mharconaich

Munro peak west of Drumochter Pass

A'Mharconaich is one of 4 Munro peaks in the group of hills west of Drumochter Pass. Its summit sits at the north-eastern end of a wide and long crest above crags and steep ground to the east.

A' Mharconaich

Meaningthe place of horses
ListsMunro, 183
LocationWest of Drumochter, Glen Garry to Loch Rannoch
Grid RefNN604763
Lat/Lon56.85692, -4.29081

When travelling through Drumochter Pass, A'Mharconaich can be seen above and behind The Boar of Badenoch, its summit often sitting above a cornice of ice. The shape of A'Mharconaich is of a long wide ridge, at one end dropping suddenly to the Pass of Drumochter and at the other end connected to Beinn Udlamain.

With the lowest point in the range being 730m, it makes sense to include A'Mharconaich in a day Munro-bagging with Geal-charn, Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor and the Corbett, The Sow of Atholl. On this route, terrain is fairly easy underfoot, with a fair amount of the route following tracks, paths and fence-posts.

The Munros in this group all have different characters and give good views over Loch Ericht to the Ben Alder range and beyond. A'Mharconaich being positioned more east in the group also affords good views over Carn na Caim to the Cairngorms.

Routes up A' Mharconaich

West of Drumochter

Bags of character and great views, this is a fine high-level route on which to quickly bag the 4 Munros west of the Pass of Drumochter, possibly adding in the Corbett peak of the Sow of Atholl for good measure.

Peaks : 4 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1300m (4270ft)
Distance : 24km (15m)
Time : 8:10hr

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