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Name:Geal-charn Mor
Hill number:636
Height:824m / 2703ft
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C)
Grid ref:NH 83637 12320
Summit feature:trig point in windshelter
Drop:227m
Col:596.6m  NH 8015 0976  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) 417
Survey:obvious summit
Comments:col surveyed with Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 298 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
7.6 there and back walk from Lynwilg, followed very good lane then track to summit, rather windy, high cloud with showers (that we missed), great view from summit over the Cairngorms and Monadhliath Mountains, visited honesty box for some snacks on descent.DanTrig15/06/2018
With SR from Lynwig follow monster track to memorial and better walking SW to summit. descend E to path for Ballinluig farm made better circuit on another hot day.Frank29/05/2018
From Lynwilg, parking at NH 87518 11018. By the Burma Road to the bealach, then south-east on the path to the summit. Onwards to Creag Ghleannain. With BC, DB and RP.marktrengove20/05/2018
From Lynwilg with MNtrimarc210/05/2018
Run from Dalnahaitnach with Tomstooby13/04/2018
WBMC Cairngorm meet. With DH and PSJohn Lee23/03/2018
MMC Aviemore weekend Day 1. Nick H, Robert W, Barbara C and I. Followed the WH route from Lynwilg. Needed windproofs and goggles on windy snowy summit. 12k, 4 hoursalexmaclennan03/03/2018
Climbed with Richard. Nice day clear no wind. Easy hike on way to Carrbridge DMC meet.amcculloch22/09/2017
62nd With Allan. From Lynwilg just SW of Aviemore. Out and back, follow track up through wood and out on to hillside along the Allt Dubh, leave track at its highest point to head for summit. Dry, breezy day with broken cloud above tops.RGibbs22/09/2017
KeithByTheC28/07/2017
Fantastic weather, just used The Burma Road track. Great views saw Plovers, Grouse & Hares.LizzieG12/07/2017
From Lynwilg activity centre. £2 spent in honesty box (not on pig food!). Great views of the Cairngorms from the top.garyhoney25/06/2017
Walked from Lynwilg activity centre. Easy route up track.wozzat25/06/2017
Wow, what a walk, 10km we think round trip, took us about 4 hours. So glad to have this one in the bag, been putting it off due to the distance, but there is a great path all the way to the top and some excellent views over to the Cairngorms. Worth feeding the pigs at the bottom, you can buy food from the honesty box, they are so cute!thejackrustles13/05/2017
From Alltnacriche- parking at road end. Very good track to between this Ma and Geal-charn Beag. Then, wheel tracks and a path went all the way to the summit- a pleasant place to be on a warm, sunny day with good views before the Monadh Liath is trashed. With Pete. Account of walk continued with Geal-charn Beag log(qv).pwheeler26/03/2017
A wet and windy day in fantastic company for my 600th Marilyn. Much cake and whisky consumed whilst huddled by the trig!Gill30/12/2016
Gill's M600 walk, with John Gilbert, Jenx and Nigel Morters. Mizzly wet conditions with a gusty wind, meant we were well wet by the top. Nice party in the shelter though with cake, mince pies and whisky & mulled wine. Very fetching! A speedy descent to then go collect Ord Ban for Nigel's M800.nordicstar30/12/2016
Gill Stephens 600th...with Rick, Jenx, John. Light rain low cloud, from A9 up track. Much cake, mulled juice and whisky. DampN.Morters30/12/2016
Rather wet and windy, but a fun trip out and congratulations to Gill.jenx30/12/2016
Done via the excellent track in a blizzard. Had a lovely rocky road from the honesty box cake cabinet near the car parking place.Play2End16/11/2016
Out & back from Lynwilg. On own.MorecambeMonkey03/09/2016
Alone, after Saturday walk with Will.Grinner18/10/2015
A round of Geal Charn Mor and 5 associated graham tops from Geal Charn Beag to Cnoc Frain from Lynwilg road end A good day on the whole, some paths on map, particularly the return path and the path to near Geal Charn Beag do not exist on the ground. I know I was on the right line on the return path because there was an old gate in a fence but definitely no path. Mainly reasonable going.dickscroop18/10/2015
ghaley08/09/2015
Bagging the trig. Came up the Burma Road but did a circuit by heading north east and coming down into Aviemore by paths that were shown on the map but didn't exist.BigJ19/06/2015
From Scripture Union houses @ 1k north of bridge at Llnwilg. High cloud, sharp wind but good viewsiangalbraith23/05/2015
On the TGO Challenge with Sue - Hill 20 - en route over the Burma Road to Aviemore. Also went up here on 18/05/2007.Phreerunner15/05/2015
From Lynwilg with Meds. Hard snow on top but clear.bolton11/02/2014
From Lynwilg. Clear till on top, hard snow from memorial to summit. Strong wind. Snow arrived. With PM.CJM11/02/2014
Followed the bird slaughterers trackMartin R01/11/2013
Lynwilg route. Worth noting that you can park as far up as the activity center, which saves a mile on the walk.Columba16/08/2013
Sunday afternoon walk up good track to summit from AviemoreButeobuteo04/08/2013
Hyperopic26/05/2013
From Lynwilg via the track and NE ridge. Descended via Carn Dearg Mor.davidpettit8428/12/2012
From Lynwilg via 4WD track. Moderate snow cover. Summit still and sunny.Topographer5702/12/2012
from lynwigrobertphillips12/08/2012
With James Bellarby. From Lynwilg where it is possible to park. Up track up An Glennan, called the Burma Road. At close to highest point of track there is a cairn marking the start of the route to the summit of Geal-charn Mòr. Continued alone to Geal-charn Beag (SW) and three Graham tops.pwbellarby20/05/2012
Second round ascent.pwbellarby 2nd20/05/2012
with Alex Thomsondavidsbatty05/09/2011
Debs GoskaMountain Goat27/04/2011
with MichelleJamesSDonald01/11/2010
Direct up Landrover trackSJ13/11/2009
With Lynsey on TGO Challenge 2009alistairpooler14/05/2009
With Adrian. Good weather except top in cloud.alwaysinshorts28/02/2009
Climbed on a Sunday morning. Straight up and down from Lynwilg. Up in under an hour. Saw grouse. Cloudy with clear breaks but no views from summit and first patches of lying snow of the yearalasdaircairns05/10/2008
Same as 2003 but this time w Jenx and running up on good track from bridge at base of hill on old road. Good parking. Heathery top to spring across and back down same way.nordicstar06/08/2007
walked from Dalraddy caravan site via Wester Delfour and up via subsidiary tops to summit. Weather - cold breeze, strong up top, mostly sunny. Met no-one on walk though watched nordic runners and a cyclist crossing the Lynwilg-Dulnain pass. Descended acroniallp01/08/2007
Climbed from Lynwilg up the Land Rover track.rhalstead07/05/2007
CK SheilaS10/04/2007
With Ian & Joel.Dangerous Dave10/02/2005