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Geal Charn Monadhliath (First Munro).

Geal Charn Monadhliath (First Munro).


Postby PauloUK77 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:29 pm

Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath

Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 06/08/2012

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

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A few days in Scotland offered the chance to do some walking.I wanted to do my first Munro and being based in Kingussie had a few options.Due to time constraints I decided on Geal Charn Monadhliath which would not be at the top of many peoples lists for being a first.
I really enjoyed the walk up Geal Charn as it follows Feith Talagain through the Glen giving wider views as altitude is slowly gained.
From there an ascent of Geal Charn begins with no real issues other than very boggy ground.
This Munro is well worth considering if time is short as the feeling of remoteness is great.

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Garva Bridge

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Feith Talagain

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Looking towards Geal Charn.

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Summit in sight.

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Re: Geal Charn Monadhliath (First Munro).

Postby hills » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:43 pm

Well done Paulo, first and I bet it wont be your last. :D
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Re: Geal Charn Monadhliath (First Munro).

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:23 am

Great stuff Paulo, good to see you getting up a big 'un ..... now you'll be back over and over and begin to rue the day you ever saw a damn Munro :lol: :lol: Congrats on the first mate :clap:
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Re: Geal Charn Monadhliath (First Munro).

Postby jonny616 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:25 am

Well done. As you say one of the less glamorous hills, but i enjoyed it although i couldn't see much when i did it.

Only 282 to go :clap:
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Re: Geal Charn Monadhliath (First Munro).

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:14 pm

PauloUK77 wrote: Due to time constraints I decided on Geal Charn Monadhliath which would not be at the top of many peoples lists for being a first.

Right enough, you may be one of a select few people to have done that one first :lol: - however, I'm always jealous of people who get to start their Munro round with a hill a bit more off the beaten track. I had climbed Ben Lomond five times before I got round to any of the rest (the literal truth; I'm not exaggerating :oops:). The Monadhliath Munros may not be the most glamorous, but they seem to have that "remoteness" thing going on, which must make up a bit for the lack of "glamour" :D !
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Re: Geal Charn Monadhliath (First Munro).

Postby HighlandSC » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:22 pm

Well done Paulo. You've been around these forums for years - gave me a surprise to see "First Munro" in the title. Thinking about it now, you always seem to post stuff from abroad.

I see you got a typical summit view!
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Re: Geal Charn Monadhliath (First Munro).

Postby PauloUK77 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:05 am

Thanks for the comments guys, I wish I had more Scottish Peaks under my belt but I never seem to head to the same places often.This means plenty of posts from far and wide.
I must spend more time in Scotland as I love it there.The midges seem to love me too, I'm at 102 bites and counting at the moment.
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