Beinn Udlamain is one of a group of 4 Munros that lie to the west of the pass of Drumochter. Beinn Udlamain is the highest Munro in the Drumochter hills but it is well hidden by The Munros around it. Glimpses of its NE face can be seen just north of the Sow of Athol (Corbett) on the A9. It is best seen from the west across Loch Ericht from the Hills around Ben Alder.
Beinn Udlamain is a rounded hill with two main ridges running from the summit. The south ridge runs down easy slopes to a low col before heading east to the summit ridge of connecting Munro Sgairneach Mhor. The north east ridge leads to a high col before connecting to neighbouring Munro A Mharconaich. this ridge becomes increasingly craggy the closer you get to A Mharconaich.
The west and east faces are extremely steep and should not be used for ascending. The normal ascent route is either from one of the above mentioned connected Munros or if climbing on its own, its best to summit the col on the south ridge via a walk in through Coire Dhomhain and ascend to the summit of Beinn Udlamain from there. There is parking available on the A9 near the summit of the Drumochter Pass.
As mentioned there are 4 Munros in a group surrounding Beinn Udlamain which are all connected via a high ridge system. They can all be climbed together to make a long but rewarding day on the hills.