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Musical Panther up Geal-charn Mòr!

Musical Panther up Geal-charn Mòr!


Postby MusicalHiker » Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:27 pm

Route description: Geal-charn Mòr , from Lynwilg

Corbetts included on this walk: Geal-charn Mòr

Date walked: 03/08/2021

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

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I'm planning Beinn Eighe this month - but waiting for a certain friend to come with me, and he doesn't have much free time - meanwhile I wanted to see what this one was like, so I asked Black Panther to come with me, she's done it at least twice before and weather was good.
I picked her up and off we went down to Aviemore. The sun came out between the clouds and once I'd found the parking spot 'Musical Panther' set off up the track. The large path all the way to the pass at the top is easy, then it's off to the left up the hill, also a massive obvious path, to the summit point. There's one gate to go through.
On the way down we took the alternative route, which BP hadn't done before, so that bit was new to us both - and much more enjoyable to be off the track, with great views to Lairig Ghru and Loch Insh.
There were some gates and a bit of tarmac to negotiate at the bottom on the return to the car but nothing too bad.
Took 15 minutes to eat lunch at the top, so walking was 3hrs 45mins roughly. A quick and easy Corbett, although it is pretty much straight up from the car.
Photos below.....
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Dark skies but the sun is coming out
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Views opening up
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Panorama
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Track to the summit
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Summit approaching
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Alternative route down
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Loch Insh
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Re: Musical Panther up Geal-charn Mòr!

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:35 pm

A lovely day out in great company :D The alternative descent was definitely more interesting than the big track up!
I'm still miles away from posting my report, but here's a sneaky peek of "Musical Panther" on the summit:
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