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Geallaig Hill


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.
743 m (2437 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.
26 of 222 Grahams
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 Hill

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
  37   Strathdon
  44   Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

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

Geallaig Hill lies to the N of the A93 between Braemar and Ballater.

A track beginning on the B876 near Braenaloin at NJ281000 takes you almost all the way to the summit.

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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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
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East Highlands
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Geallaig Hill.

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 Routes that include Geallaig Hill

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Geallaig Hill

 Baggers Gallery for Geallaig Hill

Lynda at the summit of Geallaig (12th April 2014) - bad hair day again..... wild gusting winds made the going tough, but nice walk! Lochnagar in the background.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott at the summit of Geallaig (12th April 2014). Gusting winds made this easy hill more challenging. Views to Lochnagar behind.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Odin at the top of Geallaig on a morning dominated by hill fog.

© Neil MacLeod

Image by Neil MacLeod
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The Buck, Ladylea Hill and Geallaig Hill
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Graham Young
wrote on
November 7, 2009
Easy walk on landrover track right to the top from Braenaloin GR NJ281001 near Gairnshiel Lodge.

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