Beinn Udlamain from Geal-charn

Beinn Udlamain

Munro mountain west of Drumochter Pass

Beinn Udlamain overlooks Loch Ericht and is the highest mountain in the range of four Munros west of the Pass of Drumochter.

Beinn Udlamain

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Height 1010.2m
Prominence 556m
Meaning jointed mountain
Lists Munro, 120
Location West of Drumochter, The Drumochter Mountains
Grid Ref NN579740
Lat/Lon 56.83535, -4.33

When travelling through Drumochter Pass, Beinn Udlamain can be glimpsed between The Boar of Badenoch and The Sow of Atholl. At 1011m, Beinn Udlamain is the highest mountain in the group of Munros west of Drumochter Pass, with a large untidy cairn, partially built with old fence posts, marking the top of its long and wide summit crest.

Beinn Udlamain lies between A'Mharconaich and Sgairneach Mhor connected to them at cols above 800m, it therefore makes sense to include Beinn Udlamain in a day Munro-bagging with these Munros and Geal-charn to the north.

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 afford good views over Loch Ericht to the Ben Alder range and beyond, though due to Beinn Udlamain's vast flat summit, you'll need to detour from the cairn for the best views.

Hillwalking routes up Beinn Udlamain

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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Beinn Udlamain from Geal-charnBeinn Udlamain from Geal-charn
Geal-charn and Beinn Udlamain above Loch ErichtGeal-charn and Beinn Udlamain above Loch Ericht
Approaching Beinn Udlamain from the north-eastApproaching Beinn Udlamain from the north-east
The flat summit of Beinn Udlamain from Sgairneach MhorThe flat summit of Beinn Udlamain from Sgairneach Mhor
Beinn Udlamain from Coire FharBeinn Udlamain from Coire Fhar
Beinn Udlamain from the Allt Coire DhomhainBeinn Udlamain from the Allt Coire Dhomhain

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