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Name:Geal Charn
Hill number:624
Height:926m / 3038ft
Parent (Ma):621  Carn Dearg
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 56146 98758
Summit feature:2m high cairn
Col:826m  NN569998  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL55 401
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 552 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Start at Garva Bridge, after summit descend down into Glen Markie. Snowy above 600m. Cloudy at the top, no viewsHuwel12/01/2020
With Lynnnix_snilloc22/09/2019
Ascent of Gael Charn from Garva Bridge with Beinn Sgiath added on the descent. A day in the clag and descended due to a thunderstorm rather than continue to An Torr.welshyboyo24/06/2019
Ski tour from Spey Dam, up Glen Markie. CCMC Laggan meet, with Paul, Jane, Jon, John + Gintas.clashcityrocker02/02/2019
Geal Charn Circuit from Garva BridgeAjm031020/11/2018
From kingussieRodge10/11/2018
From Sherramore. Watched two deer cross the Spey as I crossed the bridge. By tracks great and small through the woodland to Meall and Domhnaich, then enjoyably along the ridge to Beinn Sgiath (the summit cairn is surprisingly difficult to find as broad, diverging slopes conceal it until quite close) and Geal Charn. An ATV track makes for a quick return to Sherramore.Nick Down104/08/2018
From Garva Bridge (NN 52218 94730). Followed path alongside Feith Talagain then alongside Allt Coire nan Dearcag for a short distance before heading up the broad ridge to the summit plateau. Path indistinct at times.david23020110/07/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2716/05/2018
From Garva; continued on to Beinn Sgiath and Meall an Domhnaichcallumblack08/05/2018
43 - From Garva bridge. Struggled with this one. Very boggy pretty much all the way, and path non-existent in places. New utility company track is quite an eyesore to the West too.huwthomas08/08/2017
Huge cairn!thekirkie pirate23/07/2017
Solo neil hutton15/06/2017
Solo effort on way home from Inverness MHTS hearing. Easy climb. Big cairn set back on summit plateau.dave neilson12/05/2017
LionelChris Blake07/04/2017
From Spey dam, over Markie Burn via new bridge (currently enclosed as a construction site - road apparently being built to west - might not be accessible if site closed), up Beinn Sgiath to Geal Charn, down to Glen Markie via lower parts of Piper's Burn, return along trackkdbennett01/04/2017
Weather clag on summit.MountainMac28/11/2016
Out & back from Garva Bridge. On own.MorecambeMonkey05/06/2016
From Garva bridge. Sunshine, light wind and snow on top made this a easy but enjoyable walk.mindlessflogger29/03/2016
I had been deliberating for a long while over whether i had climbed this Munro back in the 70's or 80's, Therefore i refused to tick it until certain. Ascended from Garva Bridge where i had slept in the camper overnight. Dry but clagged in on the summit. Still none the wiser re: its legitimate date for ascent but at least its officially done now.thenomad06/10/2015
With Carol and baby Jessmunromurph19/04/2015
2nd time.PGCE18/05/2014
On TGO Challenge 2014.alistairpooler14/05/2014
From Garva Bridge, wet and windy. The recent rain made cross the river interesting.rhalstead23/06/2013
With Hannah (& Will Coombs) on day two of Highlander MM Desperate Stan28/04/2013
From Garva Bridge as rivers in spate precluded route via Glen Markie.davidpettit8431/12/2012
With Pam and Gary; Munro #50 for me. Lots of snow; lovely weather. Went up from Spey Dam - there is a brand new bridge low down over the Markie Burn. Saw An Dirc Mhor (impressive rift valley left by ancient landslip) then bypassed summit of sub-top Beinn Sgiath to reach Geal Charn summit. Back down by craggy eastern corrie, fording Markie Burn high up. Surprisingly scenic - better than Garva Bridge or Sherramore approaches.milngavie_kenny02/12/2012
266th - Solo - took school bus from hotel in Newtonmore to Laggan, walked up Glen Markie and over Bruach nam Biodag to summit. V. cold but dry day, poor visibility above 750m, met stalkers on descent.RGibbs14/11/2012
From Garva Bridge. The path comes and goes after you leave the river but reappears when it steepens. Getting off the summit plateau could be tricky in cloud.Roblex26/07/2012
Estimated date only -- done solo. No one seen all day.Aimless Rambler13/05/2012
From Garva Bridge, Glen spey, via SW ridge - with JK. Sunshine and light snow showers.Man of Kernow104/03/2012
second ascent, 2 in party, winter but a damp day, climbed from garva bridge, followed path, up to col then heal charn, back to col, beinn sgiath, ridge and intermittent track, meal an domhnaich and track back to garva bridge.rum doodle 27/02/2012
with Markgrimjimm29/01/2012
Jim and I, cold and cloudy, but to clear later. Parked at dam crossed over new bridge, cut thru forest then by An Dirc Mhor and Beinn Sgiath, lunch @ belach b4 summit, 3hr15. Down N side of Pipers Burn back out along road. 5hr45, 17km, 830m.bowzi29/01/2012
geal charn and meall na h aistre from garve bridge.robertphillips11/12/2011
Walked up via markie and piper burns. Low cloud on top made finding summit interesting. Easy day. Company: Jake the Black Labiandesbottes14/10/2011
Late evening ascent saw Mountain hare and Ptarmigan. Visited large summit cairn, no real views as summit in cloud and was unseasonably cold.isabelle29/08/2011
From Garva Bridge and up the south-west ridge in good conditions. A flat summit.Windy Corner25/07/2011
Parked at Garva bridge after a long single tracked road from Laggan. Followed the boring route up and down - back home I've noticed Cameron McNeish's route would have been better. Could be boggy after prolonged rain.Jhimmy24/04/2011
With Ian from Laggan. Lots of Deer in the Estatenickywood128/05/2010
With Brian. Encountered the phantom pick-up on the road to Garvabridge. Uneventful ascent up long ridge. Tough hike to second summit over pathless terrain. Good weather.gercal5323/05/2010
Freezing cold day. First time I got to use my crampons in anger and they worked. Tiring but satisfying!akmilne16/01/2010
With Suzannemn2330/07/2009
Did with Allan and Andrew.jonbowyer03/05/2009
Climbed with Jon and Andrew.amcculloch03/05/2009