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Name:Geal Charn
Hill number:350
Height:1049m / 3442ft
RHB Section:04B: Loch Treig to Loch Ericht
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Lochy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 50434 81172
Summit feature:large cairn next to trig point
Drop:310m
Col:739m  NN489800  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL50 393
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 512 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Clockwise circuit Creag Pitridh, Geal Charn, Sron Garbh, Beinn a'Chlachair. Steep ascent on west side Belach Leamhain. If choose anti-clockwise circuit this would be a descent - there is a cairn at NN 49058 79504 marking the start of the descent. Nothing difficult.carole engel24/09/2019
Fine Munro round with Peter on a perfect still September day.nix_snilloc07/09/2019
From lay-by on A86 west of Loch Laggan (NN 43299 83044). South across River Spean bridge then followed excellent Land-Rover track as far as Lochan na h-Earba then good path up to Bealach Leamhain. North on good but wet path before striking NE on intermittent grassy/stony path to the summit of Geal Charn. Down to boggy col between this and Creag Pitridh before clear, easy path to the summit. Southwest on intermittent grassy/boggy path to re-join the outward route back to the start.david23020122/08/2019
Circuit of Beinn a'Chlachair, its East Top, Geal Charn, Sron Garbh and Creag Pitridh from Moy Bridge . Outstanding views in all directions. Got so absorbed in watching two roe deer at quite close quarters that I fell into a hole between tussocks on the descent from Pitridh. Then, while resting on the sandy beach of Lochan na h-Earba, the wind switched direction and sand-blasted me with stinging quartzite granules...Nick Down123/06/2019
From road at Moy - good track to col then mostly cross country as minor path under snow - snow cover from 750m, not hard, crampons not needed. Windy and thick cloud above 700mwychwood14/01/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac25/06/2018
M2Dave Geere26/05/2018
From parking on A86 along tracks past Lochan na h-Earba, and up on to ridge on NE side of Coire Mor Chalachair, round to summit of Beinn a'Chlachair, then NE to East top, descent to bealach then paths to bealach between Creag Pitridh and Geal Charn, up to summit of Geal Charn, back to bealach, up to summit of Creag Pitridh, descent to path along along Allt Coire Pitridh, and returnkdbennett16/07/2017
GMC May June 2017 5th day. Me T Byrn jps66602/06/2017
LionelChris Blake10/04/2017
JimT14/01/2017
All 3 see Bein A ChlachlairDunlawyering15/08/2016
Tash bikes 2nd of day +1 no viewpigerg08/07/2016
Cycled to Lochan na h-Earba then anti-clockwise circuit of the 3 Munros. On own.MorecambeMonkey04/06/2016
With Creag Pitridh via 837 spot in bealachHyperopic24/04/2016
Climbed with Franta, Rike, Chimed, Greg, Mahri, Titch and Ilona. DMC trip to Kintail.electricfox20/03/2016
Rich Fahyhutonthehill17/03/2016
After Creag Pitridh. After a week of strong winds the weather improved for a great day out. Kev and Jen charged on to do Beinn a Chalchair but with the hard work over we savoured the summit tranquility and walk back to Loch Laggan.mindlessflogger25/12/2015
From Moy Lodge a round of Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn, and Creag Pitridh.rhalstead22/06/2015
Spring meet, full group.Bookerdddd25/05/2015
Second Munro of the day with Brian R. Low cloud and no view.Play2End28/12/2014
After Beinn a'Chlachair and before Creag Petrie. With Dave. Cloud/rain.mn2328/09/2014
2nd munro of day. Long climb in cloud with 2 false summits before summit cairn and trig point emerged. No view.dave neilson28/09/2014
Usual route from roadside with Rob Wight and Drew Crawford. Lily's first big hillwalk. Sunny, light winds high cloud great visibility. John Berry's final munro.alexmaclennan31/08/2014
From west of Moy Lodge. Creag a'Chuir then via 4 Sims and Sron Garbh. Then back via Chlachair.RHW03/05/2014
No problems from Creag PitridhJhimmy27/07/2013
Reverse of route from 20/3/97Gallovidian10/06/2013
Solo in CLAGLoz_mck18/05/2013
Round of Beinn Eibhinn, Aonach Beag, Geal-Charn, Carn Dearg, Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh from Luiblea. Day 37 of 59 for all Munros. 36km, +/- 2600m, 13 hours.PGCE25/04/2013
Oops,walked right past Creag Pitridh then beaten from Beinn a Chlachair by deep snow.Not my best outing!younggl28/11/2012
shouldnt be called a munro, too small for it really. too easytallblond17/08/2012
From Moy on Laggan Holiday with Beinn a Chlachair and Creag Pitrich, nice round.nickywood104/07/2012
2nd of 3. Followed wide ridge and path down to belach. Then followed path to belach between Pitridh+Charn. Dropped pack and ascended Geal Charn in howling wind and driving rain :(bowzi26/06/2012
Estimated date - done soloAimless Rambler12/05/2012
A good ascent with the last section in deep snow and then 'down' to Creag Pitridh.Roblex16/04/2012
second ascent, 5 in party, climbed from the lay by on the A86, clear with good views, light snow cover with larger banks of snow on the far top.rum doodle 26/02/2012
3 of 4: From Beinn a Chlachair East Top.ChrisR06/06/2011
Climbed using bikes from A86 along Loch Laggan and after Creag Pitridh. Steepe ascent in windy wet conditoins. Descent on bikes from col thrilling with wind and steepness featuring. Along Loch Laggan to A86 stayed at Manse with decommissioned Church frdavid.walker4028/05/2011
From Creag Pitridh.robhenderson27/05/2011
beinn a chlachair, geal charn, and creag pitridh.robertphillips14/05/2011
Long walk out to get train from Dalwhinnie. Got a lift.banksey18/06/2010
Weather nice. Done as part of 3. Great viewsakmilne16/06/2010
climbed with AndyFCMark16/06/2010
Bike in from the dam. High cloud, sharp wind, good views.iangalbraith10/09/2009
ghaley24/05/2009
Completed Beinn A Chlachair, Geal Charn, Creag Pitrich, 25km, 1340m, in 8.5hrJamesSDonald19/07/2008
from EKMC bus tripmunromurph01/07/2008
Fine day's walk with John Mcd & Lucy; deep snow above 900mbarnz4820/04/2008
Missed this 6 years ago going from Pitridh direct to Chlachair. Descent of CarnDearg required crampons but G.Charn baking hot on lovely sunny day! Worth the detour even though it meant 3rd night at Culra while rest of WBMC enjoyed fleshpots of Newtonmore.signyred13/02/2008
Alone, a pre-Christmas Tuesday walk.Grinner11/12/2007