Access: Park at A9 Layby 81 on left at summit of Drumochter Pass.
Route: Straightforward terrain throughout: easy short grass or moss on ridges. (In a hurry on this day in order to reach Cannich at a reasonable time.)
Although only a fairly average-sized walk, the route can easily be broken into two parts, each one covering two of the four Munros: Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach Mhor would be done with both ascent and descent using Layby 81 and the track along Coire Dhomhain, whilst A'Mharconaich and Geal-charn would be done from Balsporran Cottages using their NE ridges.
In poor conditions there are many escape routes eastwards down ridges or along valley tracks back to the A9.
Conditions: Excellent walking weather: dry, sunny spells, light wind, 18°C initially at Drumochter Pass layby, 20°C by finish.
|1000||Park at A9 Layby 81 on left at pass summit||435||0||0.0 miles||NN63127605||Orange|
|200m S on cycle track, then path to river bridge
under railway at NN632753.
Cross over railway to right (N) of bridge.
|1030||Track W up Coire Dhomhain to suitable ford
opposite the NE or NW ridge, e.g. at the track end
|1120||Ascend NE or NW ridge to M Sgairneach Mhor
|1145||SW/W to bealach||810||4.8 miles||NN58277281|
|1210||NW/N to M Beinn Udlamain||1011||755||5.7 miles||NN57957398||No Orange|
|NE/E/NE on ridge over two bumps to bealach||855||770||7.0 miles||NN59167523|
|NE/ENE to A'Mharconaich SW top||975||890||NN60167588|
|1255||NE to M A'Mharconaich, NE top||975||900||8.1 miles||NN60427631||Orange|
|W/NW direct to bealach||739||9.1 miles||NN59267662|
|Ridge N/NE to M Geal-charn||917||1080||10.2 miles||NN59647827||No Orange|
|1435||Descend NE ridge by peaty path
then track E to A9 at Balsporran Cottages
|1510||Cycle track S beside A9 to Layby 81.||435||1100||14.9 miles||NN63127605||Orange|