A Mharconaich is part of four Munros on the western side of the Drumochter Pass and have the option to be climbed in one outing, or split up several smaller outings. A Mharconaich lies in at the high point in a long ridge running SW to NE. There are steep flanks to either side of the ridge. The NE section of the ridge is bitten into by a large corrie separating A Mharconaich from Boar of Badenoch, a fantastic little hill to the east. On the north ridge there is a col connecting to adjoining Munro Geal Charn. The SW ridge drops to another col and on to the adjoining Munro Beinn Udlamain. The SE face of the Munro is steep and is best avoided.
A Mharconaich is possibly the finest Munro in the group due to its impressive summit ridges which is a rarity in these normally rounded Grampian Hills.
There is a large car park at Balsporran Cottages just off the A9 south of Dalwhinne. From here you can decide how many of the Munros you wish to climb and adjust your route accordingly.