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Name:Geal Charn
Hill number:3068
Height:878m / 2881ft
Parent (Ma):432  Carn Bhac
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Perth and Kinross (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, Tay
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay, Firth of Tay
Class:Simm, Corbett Top
Grid ref:NO032833 (est)
Col:828m  NO037833  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 84 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
carn liath, geal charn NE top, geal charn far north top, buachaille breige, buachaille breige west top, geal charn north top, geal charn, top of the battery from inverey biked in 4km to near allt cristie beag.robertphillips19/08/2019
With Carn Bhac.lenman14/07/2019
As part of round of Carn Bhac and associated tops. From Inverey over Carn nan Seilach and descent via track above Allt Cristie Beag.benalder28417/02/2019
with Carn Bhacdavidsbatty09/02/2018
A good summit shelter. Much needed, as blowing a hoolie!summitter01/07/2017
Circular route to Carn Bhac SMHC Sunday walk. Very Windy, some snow. Wildlife count Large herds of deer, ptarmigan, grouse, white hare, plover, frogs & spawn, hairy caterpillar. A great circular route with 7 tops including 1 munroLizzieG19/03/2017
Some rough going on the approach from Meall Tionail and on route to Carn Damhaireach.alda26/07/2016
DebsMountain Goat18/06/2015
Inverey Up Allt Christie Beag to col S. of Carn Liath South along ridge to summit. Continued to Carn Bhac SW Top & Carn Bhac before heading down NE ridge & back to Inverey. (PM)gerrybowes05/04/2015
Climbed by mistake for Carn a Bhutta!dickscroop03/09/2013
climbed en-route from Glen Ey to Glean Fearnaichtorkm16/07/2006
Sunny, warm, strong wind, good views.iangalbraith09/06/2005
With Carn Bhac (qv). Great, very easy high level walk.pwheeler04/06/2005
SMMC Muir of Inverey meet.clashcityrocker20/01/1999
From Carn Bhac, then descended the long ridge and back to Inverey.Aye Jimmy25/07/1995
With Jim (James) Bellarby and a friend of his. We walked from Inverey along the track on the north side of Allt Cristie Beag to the col south of Carn Liath. We went over minor tops* to Geal Charn and then Carn Bhac etc. *Note added 2016: the minor tops have been identified as Geal Charn Far North Top and Geal Charn North Top as listed in DBIH.pwbellarby12/11/1994
irst ascent, solo, cold day with a snow flurry on the summits, climbed from my tent in glen tilt over a lot of heather.rum doodle 28/05/1994
3 of 9: From the north top.ChrisR13/02/1992
Staying at Muir Cottage (Cairngorm Club Hut), Inverey. With a few fellow club members. From Glen Dee to Carn Bhac on cross country Skis. From Inverey along the track beside Allt Cristie Mòr and Allt Cristie Beag, then S over several tops to Carn Bhac. Descent was to the NE and down the glen of Allt Connie. Total time for trip was 8hrs. The entire ascent was done on cross-country skis. On the descent skis were carried most of the way down to the glen due to the steepness of the ground and mist. Snow was hard or icy at all levels. Weather was good initially, but there was thick mist on the summit.pwbellarby14/02/1988
Staying at Muir Cottage (Cairngorm Club hut). With five friends. From Muir Cottage we went along the road and then on a track through forest near Craig a Chait. Went over the summit of Carn na Moine to reach Carn Liath, Geal Charn, Carn Bhac SW Top, Carn a Bhutha, Carn Bhac SW Top again and Carn Bhac. Skirted Carn Creagach to go down the ridge ending near Auchelie and back to Muir Cottage. A fine day with very little snow on the ground. Mist on the highest top only.pwbellarby24/01/1987
From the bulldozed road at the Allt Cristie Beag heading south to this top before east and S.E to Carn Bhac. With GB.bolton05/04/1982
with my dadskyemumbler07/08/1976
Simon Winton29/06/2020
carole engel25/06/2019
Sick Kid20/05/2018
Neil Midgley25/06/2016
Gavin Theobald31/07/2014
hill walker14/07/2014
Steve Q21/04/2014