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Name:An Socach
Hill number:433
Height:944m / 3097ft
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NO 07939 80007
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:188m
Col:756m  NO079789  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
Observations:cairn 50m SE at NO 07980 79973 is of similar height
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Parked on A93 in Glen Cluanie, hiked up the track alongside the Baddock Burn, then up the eastern top at 938m and across to the summit of An Socach, 2.5hrs to the top. 05:20hrs all in. Windy on the ridge with very light showers throughout.chillyman816/09/2019
Alan, Gavin, TorilNHWC11/09/2019
7th of a 2 day 7 munro loop.honey badger25/08/2019
Munro and top from A93Ajm031024/08/2019
Long slog over heather and bog.IANL11/08/2019
Walked solo. From A93 Glen Clunie along track up Baddoch Burn to end of track, then ascending small path along Allt Boruiche to col midway along An Socach ridge. There and back to main summit, then along ridge to East Top (easy walking on stony ridge with fine views). Descend east ridge along small path to ford over Allt Coire Fhearneasg. Return to Glen Clunie along track. Wet start but showers gradually cleared and mist lifted with some sunny spells. Time 6 hours.jamessteel10007/08/2019
From verge parking on A93 south of Braemar (NO 13857 83103). Followed Baddoch Farm track as far as Allt Coire Fhearneasg, after crossing immediately turned right and followed the path through the heather. Boggy sections between here and the summit of An Socach East Top but thankfully mostly firm and dry. Intermittent rocky path between the east top and the Munro summit. Re-traced route back to the start point.david23020105/07/2019
From Beinn Iutharn Mhor, via Loch nan Eun, by the most efficient line.Isbjorn 3rd Round29/05/2019
From parking near Baddoch on A93. Walked up the land-rover track to An Socach and returned via the East Top.welshyboyo07/01/2019
Last of three Munros on a round of Glen Ey.mikejacobs06/08/2018
Solo. An Socach (944m), Beinn Iutharn Mhor (1,045m), Mam nan Carn (986m) and finally Carn an Righ (1,029 m). I completed 5900ft of ascent over a 29 mile route which has taken a little over 12 hours to walk.meltdiceburg16/07/2018
From Glen Clunieprwild28/05/2018
SoloTopsaswell08/05/2018
AloneRob Pen y Garn16/06/2017
With Lionel, Cycle to Altanour lodge.Chris Blake11/05/2017
revisit for the tops, an socach east top, an socach, beinn luthan bheag, mam nan cam, glas tulaichean north top, carn a chlarsaich, creag easgaidh, creag easgaidh east top, carn bhinnein, MTB to end of track from baddoch.robertphillips21/04/2017
From tent nr Cairnwell Pass. very sunnyyounggl15/08/2016
From Glen Shee, Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Bhinnein, An Socach (inc East Top), return to Glen Sheekdbennett18/06/2016
From Baddochemily05/03/2016
Hill 1 of 3amelialloyd05/09/2015
Round route from Inveraygandrew30/08/2015
Weather fair with moderate wind.MountainMac23/08/2015
Round with Andrew from Loch nan Eun over Beinn Iuthain Bheag, An Socach and its east top,Beinn Iuthain Mhor, Mam nan Carn, Carn an Righ and Glas Tulaichean. Glorious day in remote country. Ascending An Socach directly from the south via a tiny sheep track.Clive G12/07/2015
11milesTash27/05/2015
With Tash from Baddochpigerg27/05/2015
Round of Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn Bhac and An Socach from Dalmunzie Hotel. Day 45 of 59 for all Munros. 32km, +/-2100m, 11 hours.PGCE25/07/2014
An easy ascent from the track in Glen Clunie - return by the east top. Plenty of hares, dotterel and an eagle circling overhead. Good weather.Roblex02/05/2014
Grouse shoot at lodge, so had to change plans to avoid them. Turned out better then original plan.Jhimmy19/08/2013
On another sunny day with Alvin, David & Hetti from Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club, walked up along Baddoch burn then travered up to bealach.alwaysinshorts01/03/2013
still snow aroundSteveF01/05/2012
Adding old logsAngelaf01/05/2012
Roy & ScoobyJimA31/03/2012
Solo on a wet and blustery day. Not a soul to be seen on the walk. In via Baddoch before breaking off the track at 123812. At summit in 2hr30. V.windy and wet. Headed down via path at 092800 before rejoining track. 17.3km, 690m, 4hr45.bowzi01/10/2011
With Dad. Final of the five Glen Ey Munros today. Nice summit to finish the day on. Weather fantastic. Headed to the Top after the summit. Then walked down and walked out to Inverey.AGWilliamson03/07/2011
Along Landrover track then up faint path at eastern end of ridgerhalstead22/06/2011
round of carn bhac, beinn lutharn mhor, and carn an righ, glas tulaichean, and an socath cycled to altanour lodge ruins from inverey.robertphillips09/04/2011
DMC Day Meet. Plenty of snow higher up, nice frozen streambed all the way down to the track (would have been great to ski!)jonbowyer29/01/2011
Climbed with DMC - Jon,Hazel, Andrew, Phil, Alsion, Juan. Excellent day with no wind. Good vis at times. Some icy patches and good covering of snow on the route down.amcculloch29/01/2011
An approach from Glen Baddoch onto the ridge and its blowing a galetorkm29/08/2010
Climbed on a RRMC bus trip to Braemar with tom and William. We climbed from Glen Shee Ski centre turning north from the Carn Aosda path and approaching the ridge side on. Continued back via all the tops to Morrone and descended Morrone down to Braemar for chips and just about making the bus back.munromurph01/04/2010
2 of 8: From the east top.ChrisR24/09/2009
167th - Solo - from Glenshee ski centre, clear and dry with patchy cloud, huge walk in and a huge walk out over the ridge towards Morrone and back to Braemar.RGibbs25/08/2009
KeithByTheC24/08/2009
With Lynsey on a 2-day backpack around the Glen Shee hillsalistairpooler02/08/2009
Climbed on a sunny day with Maggie and Margaret. Very strong winds on plateau made progress problematic. Views to Cairngorms and other Glenshee peaks great.dave neilson05/04/2009
with dave and margaretmn2302/04/2009
With David and Maggie. Icy cold wind but clear skies and wonderful views.Maggie02/04/2009
Easy hill without ice. Nice walkakmilne28/02/2009
glad we did it this way round, what a descentJonathan29/05/2008
glad we did it this way roundJR29/05/2008