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Geal-charn Mor


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.
824 m (2703 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.
120 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.
Large 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
  35   Kingussie and Monadhliath Mountains

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

Geal-charn Mor is a distinct peak, on the E margin of the Monadhliath Plateau, overlooking Aviemore.

Geal-charn Mor is in the shape of a cross with ridges running NNW, SW to Geal-charn Beag (764m), S to An Sguabach (758m), and NE to a broad bealach connecting to another Geal-charn Beag (742m).

A track rising to this bealach from Lynwilg, offers the best approach route.

Hazards you may encounter on Geal-charn Mor 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
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Geal-charn Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Geal-charn Mor.

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 Routes that include Geal-charn Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 617 m 11.79 km 3.5 hrs Geal-charn Mor  Easy ascent on tracks and easy slopes.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Geal-charn Mor

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On Geal-charn Mor 22nd April 2016

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Myself summit Geal-Charn Mor 25/06/11. done Geal Charn(Cairngorm) earlier in the day. David Peden took the photo

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me at the Summit 25/6/2011 with the Cairngorms and Loch Morlich in the background

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Jarl and Kerry on the top

© Peter Sinclair

Image by Peter Sinclair
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Post a few words about Geal-charn Mor or read what others have had to say.

Stephen Skrivanos
wrote on
April 24, 2013
A pleasant but chilly walk for a Sunday morning, Cairngorms covered but clear to the N West. A few snow showers on the way down to Lynwilg.
Mike Watson
wrote on
August 16, 2009
Agree with Alex. Great views from this one.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
July 8, 2006
Climbed this hill on a crystal clear winters day and the views were some the best iv seen. From Ben Rinnes to Ben Nevis to the peaks of the North West Highlands like Ben Wyvis, the Fannaichs and beyond. Definitely worth keeping it for a clear day.

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