Colin's Munros


Geal Charn (Monadh Liath), map 35; 31st Aug 2003, 15th Aug 2009 & 29th July 2017

Route: 630m = 2070' ascent; 2½hrs – 3½hrs; 8.0 miles
Route (with Corbett): 830m = 2720' ascent; 6 hrs; 11.5 miles

Access: From Laggan take road towards Garva.
Route: A straight-forward path. It may be more interesting to start at Spey Dam, take the track N up Glen Markie and ascend via the north slope of the corrie.
Those considering attempting the Corbetts may like to include Meall na h-Aisre.

31/8/0315/8/099/7/17Description Alt.Asc.Dist.Grid RefMob.
115009200950 Park car at Garva Bridge 295 0m0.0 milesNN52259460No Orange
 0950  Track N to bridge, then path N/NE/E to stile over fence 410115 NN53599627 
 1000  Path N/NW by Feith Talagain to Allt Coire nan Dearcag 4401452.0 milesNN54019676 
    Ascend path on S bank to first main tributary. 5652702.5 milesNN54839699 
  1040 Cross both streams and continue mostly clear path
N over to ridge.
6803903.0 milesNN54959767 
    Path NE up ridge to cairn in form of corner of ruined house      
 11251110 Path NE to cairns on first summit plateau bump. 900
3.6 milesNN5560998271
132011351125 Path NE along summit plateau to
M Geal Charn (a major, properly built cairn)
9266304.0 milesNN5614498769Orange
14201300 Either: Return same way SW to Garva Bridge 2956308.0 milesNN52259460No Orange
 – –1225 Or: N along ridge for 1km then NW to bealach
(Don't turn to NW too soon as there is tedious scree)
670 5.35milesNH54520031 
 – –1355 W/SW to C Meall na h-Aisre 8628337.4 milesNH51560003 
 – –1445 S to valley at forest 440 8.7 milesNN51709808 
 – –1550 Follow W bank of river back to Garva Bridge 29583311.0milesNN52259460No Orange

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