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Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com


Postby Bod » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:58 pm

Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath

Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 02/02/2013

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 12.7 km

Ascent: 664m

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Next weekend was on the calendar to join Scoob and Fi for a walk, but lastminute.com after a message or two between us all, we were on our way to Garva Bridge to start our walk up Geal Charn. What a treat and what fun the day turned out to be :D :D :D


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Almost following the regular walkhighlands route, we were to take a small detour to see the 'wee window' looking eastwards and north over the mighty expanse of the Monadhliath Mountains :wink: :D :D

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Scoob, Fi and Valerie lining up with us now about 1km into the route :)
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Heading up the slopes above the snow line now. All of us happy and looking forward to a relaxing day feeling optimistic about a clear day...
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Look westwards over Feith Talagain, Leathad Gaothach and Creag Mhor.
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The Lassies now enjoying the deepening snow :)
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Onwards and upwards trying to keep up with Ritchie boy!
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The Drumochter hills east of the A9.
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Summit view of Geal Charn.
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Valerie as ever very pleased to reach the top.....meanwhile Scoob prepares to press the video button and capture the occasion. Amazing views all round today, near and far :)
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Time for lovely warm homemade soup, crisps, chocolate and a bonio or two :)
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Awh......
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Off now for a look at the 'wee window'. Scoob and Fi had been reading about this spot the previous evening.
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Ritchie arrives first to survey the scene, and what a beautiful spot :)
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Quiet, calm and majestic .... less bitter and cold too than the summit just 10 minutes earlier :)
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Time to head home back down again, admiring the slopes and surroundings. Some skiers too cross our path taking in a special and rewarding day out in the hills.
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Progress not that straight forward though, but we had allowed plenty time and were enjoying the undulating changing snow cover with its secret deep and sinking spots :)
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Hehe hehe...
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Allt Coire nan Dearcag, lined in walls of ice, icicles and mini cornices all the way down. Not easy until now for Ritchie even to access and have a wee drink.
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The ever watchful eyes of a local stag. Look below the pine tree to the left........
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Back down safe and sound on Garva Bridge :)


Thanks Scoob and Fi, Valerie and I enjoyed a special day with you on Saturday (and Ritchie too) :wink: :D :D
Last edited by Bod on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:28 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby pigeon » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:55 pm

Saturday was a good day to be oot and aboot Bod,good winter hill this,looks like you lot had a fine day :thumbup:
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:12 pm

That looks like a cracking day up there :D , tough going in the deep snow, the last time I was there we were cracking open the champagne on my daughters compleation, not in the snow though :lol:
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:19 pm

Pigeon said it all "Saturday was a good day to be oot and aboot" and i was working :( Great stuff Bod :thumbup:
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:25 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Pigeon said it all "Saturday was a good day to be oot and aboot" and i was working :( Great stuff Bod :thumbup:


So was I, I was painting the bedroom, having to pay for my Wednesday up the hills :lol:
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby Bod » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:33 pm

Cheers pigeon, the Rodmiester and Johnny ...... fantastic isn't it :)
Pigeon, looked like you and Gavin had a great day too doon Aberfeldy way :D
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby rockhopper » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:14 pm

Absolutely stunning Bod - looks like you all had a great time ! Was up here last "summer", saw nothing, rained constantly - can see what I missed now :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby jonny616 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:19 pm

Good photos there Bod. Love the pic where Fi looks like she's about to take a dive :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby ChrisW » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:00 am

That is a real beauty Bod, stunning pics of a fantastic winter wonderland :clap:
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby soapy27 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:29 pm

Nice report and pics there Bod :clap: I done in summer was very boggy so you chose a perfect day for this trip :)
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby Gavin99 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:04 pm

Some lovely photos there Bod , looks like a grand day out with the troops 8)
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby scoob999 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:28 pm

Great report Bod :D
Was great to be out with you and Valerie again :D long overdue

Excellent weather with excellent company on a great wee hill, it just does'nt get any better :D we must get out again soon

Had a video made, but it wont upload to youtube? so started again! hopefully get it done tonight :?
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby fipriestley » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:33 pm

Brilliant! Great report Bod :clap: and such a fun day out, playing in the snow :D :lol: Many thanks to you and Val too :thumbup:
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Ritchie waits patiently :)
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making tracks :)
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby Tomsie » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:51 pm

Some nice photo's there :thumbup: looked a great day :)
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Re: Geal Charn from Garva Bridge - lastminute.com

Postby Bod » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:25 pm

Tomsie wrote:Some nice photo's there :thumbup: looked a great day :)


It sure was Tomsie! Thank you and thanks all for your comments and Fi for the extra photos :) :) :)
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