Geal Charn from Beinn a'Chlachair

Geal Charn

Munro mountain south of Loch Laggan

In the heart of the wild land south of Loch Laggan, Geal Charn lurks behind other peaks. From most points this mountain appears rather featureless, however its hidden north-east side has some drama.


Geal Charn


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height 1049m
Prominence 310m
Meaning white hill
Lists Munro, 81
Location Laggan Hills, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid Ref NN504812
Lat/Lon 56.8977, -4.45728


With much of the forest in Glen Spean recently felled, roadside view from the west on A86 has vastly improved.

From most viewpoints, Geal Charn in Ardverikie rather lacks in character compared to its neighbours Beinn A'Chlachair and diminutive Creag Pitridh. It is a large lump of a hill with grassy slopes for the most part, but beware, particularly in mist, there are crags to catch out the unwary who stray off course !

There are several possibilities for accessing Geal Charn, including coming in from Loch Ossian, Kinloch Laggan and from Dalwhinnie to Loch Pattack, however probably the finest is from Luiblea on Loch Laggan from where fine estate tracks reach into the wild area - excellent for biking on.



Hillwalking routes up Geal Charn



1. Ardverikie and Loch Laggan Munros hiking route »


Lying between Laggan and Alder, the Ardverikie Forest is a wild area containing three Munro peaks, Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh.

Ascent : 1350m (4430ft)
Distance : 26km (16m)
Time : 7hr



Nearby hills and mountains »


Weather forecasts & webcams »


Guided hillwalking events in this area »





Geal Charn from the scramble up Beinn a'ChlachairGeal Charn from the scramble up Beinn a'Chlachair
Looking from Creag Pitridh's summit to Geal CharnLooking from Creag Pitridh's summit to Geal Charn
Descending Creag Pitridh, aiming for Geal CharnDescending Creag Pitridh, aiming for Geal Charn
Geal Charn's summit trig point and cairn in summerGeal Charn's summit trig point and cairn in summer
Geal Charn's summit trig point in winterGeal Charn's summit trig point in winter
Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh from the cornice above Coire Mor ChlachairGeal Charn and Creag Pitridh from the cornice above Coire Mor Chlachair




Recommended






Upcoming events


30-31 Oct '21
Atholl
21 Nov '21
Above Loch an Daimh
14 Jan '22
Cairngorm and Macdui
15-16 Jan '22
Monadhliath Munros
29-30 Jan '22
Winter Skills - Cairngorms

more...



On social media



16-17 Oct'21
Drumochter

15-17 Oct'21
Torridon

11 Oct'21
Lawers Range

8-10 Oct'21
Coulin and Slioch

3-4 Oct'21
Corryhully

more...



Features






Contact

Steven Fallon
31 Argyle Place
Edinburgh EH9 1JT

info@stevenfallon.co.uk

Follow

© 2021 Steven Fallon