Geal Charn, Drumochter Hills

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Geal Charn
Inverness-shire
Geal-charn (917m) - geograph.org.uk - 126326.jpg
Geal Charn
Range: Drumochter Hills
Summit: 3,009 feet NN596782
56°52’26"N, 4°18’19"W

Geal Charn or Geal-chàrn is a mountain of the Drumochter Hills in Inverness-shire, which reaches a height of 3,009 feet at its summit, and so it just qualifies as a Munro.

This is one of a group of four Munros that lie to the west of the Pass of Drumochter. It rises sharply from the eastern shores of Loch Ericht to a rounded summit.

From the summit the ridges radiate. The south ridge leads out and over to neighbouring mountain also a Munro, A' Mharconaich. A wide east ridge drops back down over easy slopes to the A9.

The best aspect to the hill is the southern corrie which bites into its eastern ridge. This is well seen from the A9 just past the summit of the Pass of Drumochter. The western face is steep and best avoided.

From Geal Charn to Loch Ericht

Climbing

From the summit there are fine views looking south-west over Loch Ericht to the distant Ben Alder group.

Geal Charn can be combined with the three other Munros in the group as they are all connected by a ridge system. The high starting altitude from the Drumochter Pass means that this should not be over strenuous.

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