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Geal Charn [Cairngorms]


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
821 m (2693 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
122 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
White Hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  36   Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Geal Charn consists of two tops, the second Geal Charn Beag lying 2km to the SE on a broad summit ridge. To the SW the slopes are gentle and uninterrupted, but to NE the slopes are steeper and there is a deep corrie just N of the summit.

A track from the N leads through a bealach on the NE slopes and this gives easy access to the summit ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Geal Charn [Cairngorms] include
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Mheadhoin
by Metcheck
Geal Charn [Cairngorms] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Geal Charn [Cairngorms].

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 Routes that include Geal Charn [Cairngorms]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 497 m 14.59 km 4 hrs Geal Charn [Cairngorms]  Good approach tracks to an easy ascent.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Geal Charn [Cairngorms]

 Baggers Gallery for Geal Charn [Cairngorms]

Myself, enjoying a short spell of sunshine at summit cairn of Geal Charn. 17/11/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit of Geal Charn in a brief period of sunshine. 17/11/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at the summit

© David Main

Image by David Main

Myself and David Peden summit Geal Charn 25/06/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Derek McNeil on 28 Dec 2018
John Mortimer on 12 Dec 2018

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Geal Charn [Cairngorms]
by David McSporran

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David Main
wrote on
March 31, 2012
Easy parking and an easy track to follow.
John Tutt
wrote on
August 5, 2008
Worth the walk just for the good views from the top.

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