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Name:Geal Charn
Hill number:624
Height:926m / 3038ft
Parent (Ma):621  Carn Dearg
Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur)
Grid ref:NN 56146 98758
Summit feature:2m high cairn
Drop:100m
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 434 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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 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
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=30908basscadet22/04/2013
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.marktrengove04/03/2012
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
Number 163. With Richard, white out conditions, pacing to cairn, good fun!Al-get-there15/02/2011
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
AloneSimonK01/03/2009
With Harry, Adrian and Simon. Very low cloud and windy.alwaysinshorts26/02/2009
Fairly easy walk, care needed to join ridge as soon as possible after the path splits as the slope are heavy heather, joined by younger son for dayRhayader_wander12/08/2008
A horse-shoe curcuit walking up Glen Markie, climbing Geal Charn from NW, dropping back to road 22.3km, 830m in 5.0hrJamesSDonald20/06/2008
Alone from Garva Bridge.Grinner29/03/2008
Easy afternoon walk after morning spent geocaching. Top is a great 360 degree viewpoint. Not much snow left it's been so sunny this week.signyred15/02/2008
Day's walk with Jim & Hazel S, Mike C - cold, sunny, then snowy & misty on plateaubarnz4830/12/2007
Munro 21 2007 compleationancient brit29/04/2007
Let car at Garva Bridge and walked up path to base of SE ridge. Lost path in bog, found again on ridge in mist. Long flat summit ridge, large cairn at far end. Found man and young son on top, walked part way down with them. Car 13:40. Dry but very gloomy.dbb17/10/2006
Third Munro. During family holiday to Fort William. Up and down the standard Munro book route.AGWilliamson31/05/2006
Complete snow coverage above 2700ft.buachaille31/03/2006
Ascent with Ewan Clarkalexmaclennan18/01/2006
120redcon16/10/2005
3rdThearlaichdubh24/09/2005
JEB Uisdean2517/09/2005