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Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig]


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
804 m (2637 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
154 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
White cairn

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Geal Charn is the highest of four tops in a square formation. The other three, Carn Dubh (604m), Beinn Chraoibh (616m) and Beinn Mheadhoin (561m) are more similar in height and form a boggy plateau from which the conical summit of Geal Charn rises.

A path from Achnasaul leads to the SE of Geal Charn and is the most obvious ascent route. Due to the proximity of Meall na h-Eilde (Corbett), it is normally climbed with Geal Charn via Meall Coire nan Saobhaidh (826m).

Hazards you may encounter on Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig] include
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Aonach Mor
by Metcheck
Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig] Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig]
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
32.9 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig].

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 Routes that include Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1109 m 17.95 km 5.5 hrs Meall na h-Eilde and Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig]  Good approach paths, but some steep slopes. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig]

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Myself and Alan Campbell at summit Geal Charn 18/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit Geal Charn 29/07/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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