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Beinn Udlamain & Sgairneach Mhor
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
802 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
4.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
15.01 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

Easy route starting from high altitude. Makes an excellent winter walk

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Dalwhinnie

From Dalwhinnie (A9) travel S 11km to parking on west side of road.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 802 metres. Allow 4.5 hours to complete this 15.01 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from parking on A9 road
  NN63197550 Distance
452 m
Head S to cross railway, then follow track W into Coire Dhomhain
NN61787506 Distance
1.76 km
520 m
Leave track and ascend SSW
NN61377364 Distance
1.58 km
735 m
Bear WSW up gentle slopes to Sgairneach Mor summit
NN59897313 Distance
1.60 km
991 m
Descend WSW to bealach at head of Coire Dhomhain
NN58207277 Distance
1.76 km
815 m
Head W onto Beinn Udlamain then ascend N to summit
NN57967396 Distance
1.56 km
1011 m
Bear NNE 700m then descend E to ridge. Follow ridge NE to col (860m)
NN59167522 Distance
2.02 km
860 m
Descend SE to join track in Coire Dhomhain
NN59957458 Distance
1.04 km
600 m
Head ENE on track to rejoin approach route
  NN63197550 Distance
3.68 km
452 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
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Rating & Reviews

 Rating & Reviews
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Written by Sc Joss on 10 Oct 2008:
A good short easy walk on a nide day with not much time. Not the most exciting hills but you get good views on a good day. However, it is not easy to cross river at point marked on this route. We reversed the route looking for a crossing for the return as we walked towards Ben U. In the end we crossed over just east of point 8 on the route given. So watch out for the river crossing and remember you also have to cross the railway. Alteranitvely go Over the Sow as well and cross lower down.
Written by Paul Richardson on 10 Mar 2003:
I guess we chose this walk because the conditions were foul - steady rain, freezing sleet at summit level, and strong winds. Snow above 750m. Can't comment on Udlamain because we wimped out and returned down the Allt Coire Dhomhain, but just to say that it did take us about four goes to get over the stream early in the day, as there's a lack of boulders to hop, and the thing was well above boot height, flowing in a deep gully. Don't take my star rating too seriously, it was mainly the weather!
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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