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Geal Charn

Geal Charn

Postby railton22 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:55 pm

Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath

Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 04/01/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 13.7 km

Ascent: 625m

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Forecast full sun all day. Yup, low cloud and sleet it is then. Anyway off we set for our 34th Munro. The walk promised spectacular views and herds of red deer. The deer were tucked up somewhere warm, however we did spot a miserable looking grouse.

Definitely bog factor 4, very wet underfoot pretty much all the way, although for Alice who fell into Allt Coire nan Dearag (thankfully on the descent) it was bog factor 12. Could have been worse, could have been bog factor 24 but s she was only in the water up to her waist, so bog factor 12 it was.

The ascent was fairly straightforward once we'd finally managed to ford the Allt Coire nan Dearag and several bogs later the huge summit cairn loomed out of the cloud. Took a couple of piccies in the snow and met a chap plus gorgeous German Shepherd, who like us had encountered difficulty in fording Allt Coire nan Dearag. Met a second and final walker who also struggled to cross the water.

After chatting with the two walkers, we erred on the side of caution on the descent and opted to ford the Allt Coire nan Dearag higher up. Bad move, well for Alice anyway.

Still another Munro bagged and a trip to the Kingussie Second Hand Bookstore soon had Alice feeling chipper again. Walked by Sarah(34), David(34) and Alice(28)
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