Geal Charn from Beinn a'Chlachair

Geal Charn

Munro mountain south of Loch Laggan

In the heart of the wild land south of Loch Laggan, Geal Charn lurks behind other peaks. From most points this mountain appears rather featureless, however its hidden north-east side has some drama.


Geal Charn


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1049m
Prominence310m
Meaningwhite hill
ListsMunro, 81
LocationArdverikie, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid RefNN504812
Lat/Lon56.8977, -4.45728


With much of the forest in Glen Spean recently felled, roadside view from the west on A86 has vastly improved.

From most viewpoints, Geal Charn in Ardverikie rather lacks in character compared to its neighbours Beinn A'Chlachair and diminutive Creag Pitridh. It is a large lump of a hill with grassy slopes for the most part, but beware, particularly in mist, there are crags to catch out the unwary who stray off course !

There are several possibilities for accessing Geal Charn, including coming in from Loch Ossian, Kinloch Laggan and from Dalwhinnie to Loch Pattack, however probably the finest is from Luiblea on Loch Laggan from where fine estate tracks reach into the wild area - excellent for biking on.



Routes up Geal Charn


Ardverikie and Loch Laggan Munros

Lying between Laggan and Alder, the Ardverikie Forest is a wild area containing three Munro peaks, Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh.

Peaks : 3 Munros

Ascent : 1350m (4430ft)
Distance : 26km (16m)
Time : 7hr



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