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Geal Charn [Loch Laggan]

Munro

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.
Altitude
1049 m (3441 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.
NN50458117
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
81 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
White peak
 

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.

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

 Description
Easy slopes lead ENE from the bealach, that connects to Craig Pitridh, up a broad ridge to the summit of Geal Charn, and these easy slopes continue SE towards Loch Pattack. These provide the two usual ascent routes, utilising the path from Loch Pattack to Loch Earba.

The N face of Geal Charn has two ridges forming a corrie with craggy slopes. There are also some steep and craggy areas on the lower slopes to be avoided.

Hazards you may encounter on Geal Charn [Loch Laggan] include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near 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.
Picture Gallery for Geal Charn [Loch Laggan]

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Alder
by Metcheck
Geal Charn [Loch Laggan] Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Geal Charn [Loch Laggan]
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
23.0 km
Bunroy Park Caravan/Camping/Holiday Lodges
Roy Bridge, Inverness-shire
27.5 km
Tangusdale Holiday Cottage
Mandally Road Invergarry Inverness shire
28.2 km
Glen Licht House
Kintail, Morvich, Invernesshire IV40
28.6 km
Corrieview Lodges
Grey Corries Spean Bridge Inverness-shire
29.8 km
But 'n' Ben Breaks Selfcatering
1 But 'n' Ben, Stronaba, Spean Bridge, Fort William
For information on camping visit
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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 Laggan].

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 Routes that include Geal Charn [Loch Laggan]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1017 m 20.9 km 6 hrs Geal Charn [Loch Laggan] and Creag Pitridh  A relatively easy route with good approach tracks/paths, there are some crags but they can generally be avoided.  
 

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

 Baggers Gallery for Geal Charn [Loch Laggan]

I'll admit I was feeling a wee bit guilty by the time we got to the summit, but Jorja didn't seem to be feeling the cold. Honest. Geal Charn, 27/11/10.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Posing on the summit of Gael Charn (Loch Laggan) 25/09/2010

© john wells

Image by john wells

Oscar and myself on summit,(4/10/09).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Fernie and myself at the second of Three today, Geal Charn (snowing again !) 3rd May 09

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge
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 Comments
 
Ivor Bennett
wrote on
June 12, 2004
A prodigious walk in, much longer than you claim (our GPS reported the round trip described above as 16 miles!) The summit of Geal Charn seemed elusive, four false tops then the cairn at the far end of course. But the walk to Creag Pitridh was very pleasant and a deceptively short climb with great views.
 
 

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