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Name:A' Mharconaich
Hill number:386
Height:973.2m / 3193ft
Parent (Ma):383  Beinn Udlamain
RHB Section:05A: Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur)
Grid ref:NN 60425 76284
Summit feature:small cairn and ground to 5m SE
Drop:112m
Col:861m  NN 59178 75240  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL50 393
Observations:windshelter 95m NE at NN 60485 76354 is 1m lower. Hill 387 500m SW at NN60147 75874 is a few metres lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 599 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Geal-charn, up northern slopes as cloud cleared. Descent to Balsporran Cottages steep, but straightforward.the pigguy 13/07/2018
On TGO ChallengeColin Crawford16/05/2018
Geal-Charn & A' Mharconaich circuit from Balsporran cottages. Clear sunny day. Snow from low level, deep at times on descent.Ajm031026/01/2018
with Jamie, John and Stephenjoedurham8819/08/2017
I climbed four Munros on the west side of the Pass of Drumochter today; Gael-charn (917m)- A’Mharconaich (975m)- Beinn Udlamain (1011m) & Sgairneach Mhor (991m). Accessed from Balsporran B&B on the A9 and cycle back along the A9 from Dumochter Summit- 7hours 20 mins all told.chillyman808/07/2017
After ascending Boar of Badenoch, a steep climb up A'Mharconaich with Glenrothes Hillwalking Club with a bit of a cold shower on the way. Good views from the top.honey badger14/05/2017
Cloudy miserable day...missed Geal Charn summit, so this was first top! With Michael and we were talking too much!Andytomlinson13/05/2017
Long slog down!CaralynR26/03/2017
From geal charn, loads of snow but mostly slush. Poor vis across the topsemily15/01/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac05/08/2016
Sgairneach Mhor, Beinn Udlamain and A'Mharconaich from A9 laybykdbennett28/06/2016
From Beinn Udlamain. Easy Ticking. Descended north east ridge back to Balsporran via a small bridge.mindlessflogger31/03/2016
with GuyHuwel03/09/2015
Start at Balsporran Cottages, Geal Charn, A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain & Sgairneach Mhor then back along A9 to Balsporran Cottages. With Huwel Jonesgandrew03/09/2015
2nd Munro of day. With Stewart. Lovely views.Maggie30/08/2015
18 - Round of 4 from the Balsporran cottages.huwthomas08/08/2015
A'Mharconaich and Geal-Charn with Andrew and Andy (and Penny).killiedaft11/07/2015
All 4 munros and the sow of atholl from balsporran cottages.isabelle17/06/2015
Brian and Eileen. Two hills on the way back home. Clear and sunny day.Eileen O'Neil19/04/2015
Dromochter 4 in the morning, Beinn a'Ghlo 3 in the afternoon. Day 49 of 59 for all Munros.PGCE18/04/2015
Sunny, late winter's round of the western Drumochter 4.AJones13/03/2015
Circuit of 4 Drumochter Munros - started in poor visibility but cleared - very cold wind - but free of snow There is a straight-forward rail crossing at Balsporran Cottages - not sure how you are meant to cross the railway 'legally' at the pass itselfwychwood01/11/2014
From Balsporran, up Geal-charn, A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach MhorGallovidian26/07/2014
From Beinn Udlamain (Coire Dhomhain skyline). Slighltly wrong descent route dropped to Allt an Turc heading NE rather than Coire Dhomhain neil hutton18/10/2013
Straight across the top from Beinn Udlamain.Columba18/07/2013
From Balsporran Cottages a round of Geal Charn, A'Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach Mhor.rhalstead26/06/2013
Solo round, parking opposite Coire Dhomhain, of Sow of Atholl then the Drumochter 4 Munros and walking back to car. Started in low cloud/ mist but cleared by Sgairneach Mhor with bright sun/ light wind the whole way. 6 1/2 hours.alexmaclennan09/06/2013
Up from Balsporran Cottages to Geal Charn, A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor. Walk back along tarmac on cyclepath beside A9.tsharp09/06/2013
with Dinny & Beardyemma702711/05/2013
A beautiful snowy ascent 4 months pregnant! Climbed with Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach MhorClaire02/02/2013
From Balsporran.Topographer5703/11/2012
With tim from Ben UdlamainLoz_mck27/10/2012
On a wet day with the other three West Drumochter Munros, going round anticlockwise. No views whatsoever. An easy continuation down the ridge to Beinn Udlamain.milngavie_kenny09/09/2012
Second of the day after A' Bheg. Drove up the road, parked then did this beauty!Play2End22/08/2012
KeithByTheC10/08/2012
See log for Sgairneach Mhor.Norman Reid05/08/2012
From the top of the 1st Munro (Geal-charn)we headed over to this one. Again, relatively straightforward as weather improved and conditions were clear. Once again, great views from the topAAMcAdam09/06/2012
Daytrip with RonBronagh05/06/2012
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=19070basscadet03/03/2012
DebsMountain Goat26/02/2012
with JamieJamesSDonald01/01/2012
After summiting Geall Charn descended into the Coire Fhar and made a beeline over grassy slopes for the ridge just to the SW of the top. Had lunch in the wind shelter with a great view down the A9 valleytorkm12/06/2011
Climbed with Rob from Geal -charn on a windy wet afternoon. Wind could knock you down eased as we approached the summit as it was by then a tail wind. Good views towards Pitlochry from summit and descent down spur ended in bog trot to railway and the codavid.walker4029/05/2011
From Geal-charnrobhenderson29/05/2011
From Balsporran cottages. Long circular route bagging 4 Munros. Quite a few fence posts seemed to have fallen down so beware in bad weather.Jhimmy02/05/2011
MC JCMartin6602/05/2011
2nd of 4. Easy enough path off but again wandered past where I should've turned for Mharconaich..so a slog up the steeper West side before ambling to cairn. 2hr15 from start.bowzi01/05/2011
round of geal charn, a mharconiach, beinn udlamain, sgairneach mhor, and the sow of atholl from balsporran cottages cycled back to car from laybye.robertphillips29/04/2011
done with sgairneach mhor, beinn udlamain and geal-charnbuggerlugs07/11/2010
Hyperopic11/07/2010