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Name:Geallaig Hill
Hill number:603
Height:743m / 2438ft
RHB Section:08B: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 29792 98173
Summit feature:trig point in shelter
Col:431m  NO255983  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37 44
(1:25k) OL59W 405W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 246 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Braenaloin up and down track late afternoon following Corbett and Graham earlier in the day. Great views although Lochnagar was just covered. Saw an adder well up the track.SS29/07/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195325/06/2019
From Braenaloin. Easy parking and vehicle track right to summit.Crib Goch31/05/2019
From B 976 up track. Excellent views in all directions. Close encounter with mountain hares!MichaelF19/05/2019
Delightfully easy walk on tracks from The Strone road summit, via WSW ridge, then returned NW to Braenaloin. Beautiful views right down to Dee and over to Lochnagar round to Morven and Ben Avon/ Ben a'Buird. Just right as we were on our way from Tomintoul to Braemar. Had we given it more thought, we would have gone over Cnoc Chalmac, which looked appealing, rather than walked back along the road. nevertheless, a fine walk to an enjoyable summit. With Pete.pwheeler23/03/2019
During a windy week in Tomintoul. After dropping Smithy at Inverey for attempt #2 of the week on Carn Bhac, moped around in Braemar resting the ankle I'd damaged two days earlier on Sgor Mor before noticing Craigendarroch above Ballater. Ankle feeling good after that, so quick look on Hill Bagging turned up Geallaig Hill. Plenty of offroad parking near Braenaloin. Through gate & up the track to the summit. Back by the same way & then back to Inverey to wait for hours for Smithy who was busy avoiding getting bagged by shooting parties on Carn Bhac...NotReallyABagger14/09/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2721/05/2018
Easy walk from Brenaloin with GNtrimarc215/05/2018
up and down track on misty /damp day - sunshine by late pm on way home!rdhumble07/05/2018
With Dave Roeder. From Brenaloin up track to summit. Weather clear though windy. Good views of Gairn valley and Deeside. Start 15L:10, finish 16:40.dbb20/04/2018
a quick walk up from road good views down Deeside and to the EastNozzer25/10/2017
Bagging the trig.BigJ25/10/2017
Walked along track from Knock of Lawsie. Solo.Dangerous Dave22/09/2017
After lunch stroll from the track end shown on the map by the cottage. Just over two hours out and back the same way. A pleasant afternoon.kenmorti19/03/2017
With Peterb. Started from the usual access point opposite Braenaloin and followed the vehicle track to the summit. Clear skies and good views but strong, buffeting wind throughout. Reversed route to return.bowlesy03/01/2017
From Braenaloin. A sharpish scamper up the track to beat the rain blowing in from the west. Somewhat breezy on the top, so I was awfully glad of that shabby cairn! Didn't quite beat the rain on the way down...fantastic views until the clouds descended.Gill31/12/2016
Almost the worst cairn everalda17/09/2016
from Balmoral Castle car park, but first bit was full of awkward rocks and vegetation and rather lacking in real path. Once up on the hillside, it was fine.IanHHill29/08/2016
With GHC. An easy plod up from the main road. The best cairn ever!Play2End27/08/2016
G and A with Kate, Gordon, Alice, David and Elspetharthurwhittaker21/08/2016
Track all way to summit from west (longer) with mora.BLACKHILL01/07/2016
Lovely walk at 0530 from Braenaloin up the landrover track on a cold crisp icy morning. Great views to Morvern,Lochnagar, Ben Avon and Beinn a Bhuird. 2 hoursalexmaclennan20/04/2016
Parked at 267987 and took the longer walk in pleasant and sunny conditions. 6 miles and 2 and a quarter hours solo.bolton16/11/2015
1 of 4: From B976 at Braenaloin cottage: 280000ChrisR03/11/2015
Parked on B road high point 470m. Used the track for long route on good tracks. Back shorter way down and then up road to start.nordicstar20/10/2015
On good track from NO 267987.Lionel Bidwell18/10/2015
From good parking area at NJ281000, following track all the way. Write-up and route at:
Weather fair.MountainMac05/04/2015
From 265987 along rough track. Weather overcast and hazy, cloudbase about 1000m. Would have been better left for a day with views of Cairngorm summits.Topographer5706/03/2013
MC alone.Martin6614/12/2012
Track from Braenaloin, cold north wind.neimcv18/09/2012
Easy bag up track from NW, on a very warm day.Dugswell224/05/2012
creag nan gabhar, morrone, and geallaig hill.robertphillips24/02/2012
Self and BonnieInvicta1403/02/2012
Mona Gowan (NJ 336056) & Geallaig Hill (NO 297981) S/F NJ 302053 & NO 266987. 2 on the same day. Warm with broken high cloud (>3000'), breezy.John Young01/06/2010
CK SheilaS01/01/2009
with A, quick evening hill after Caingorm cycle earlier.Ascent from NWgav77726/09/2008
Parked on the minor road opposite Braenaloin. Then used track for a quick ascent. Unfortunately top in cloud so no view.garyhoney09/07/2008
easy climb from the N for expansive views over to Lochnagartorkm02/04/2008
Revisit. Bleak summit in mist, trig in shelter cairn, beside track. 3rd Marilyn of 24 visited in 24h.RHW24/02/2007
Ascended by track from B976.JohnW27/10/2004
Solo Uisdean2529/07/2004
From Braenaloin. On access track uphill on steady gradient to horizon and 300m further to huge pile of stones at 14.20. Very strong SW wind.arranc13/06/2004
Sunny, reasonably warm, good views, with Moni, L & A.iangalbraith28/09/2003
With HazelSpudGunn26/04/2003
Solo. Parked at 266987. Followed a path initially S and then roughly east to reach the summit of Geallaig Hill. Descended NW and walked up the road to the car.pwbellarby05/05/2000