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

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Height 973.2m
Prominence 115m
Meaning the place of horses
Lists Munro, 184
Location West of Drumochter, The Drumochter Mountains
Grid Ref NN604763
Lat/Lon 56.85692, -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.

Hillwalking routes up A' Mharconaich

1. 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.
Ascent : 1300m (4270ft)    Distance : 24km (15m)    Time : 8:10hr

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A'Mharconaich from Sgairneach MhorA'Mharconaich from Sgairneach Mhor
Heading to A'Mharconaich from Geal-charnHeading to A'Mharconaich from Geal-charn
The Boar of Badenoch and A'Mharconaich from BalsporranThe Boar of Badenoch and A'Mharconaich from Balsporran
A'Mharconaich from the cairns on Geal-charnA'Mharconaich from the cairns on Geal-charn
A'Mharconaich and the Boar of Badenoch from Sgairneach MhorA'Mharconaich and the Boar of Badenoch from Sgairneach Mhor
On A'Mharconaich's summit looking to Meall ChuaichOn A'Mharconaich's summit looking to Meall Chuaich

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