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Geal Charn - Moan-da-liath

Geal Charn - Moan-da-liath


Postby RTMcB » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:20 am

Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath

Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 02/03/2014

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 12.7 km

Ascent: 625m

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It's late, I'm tired, and the walk uneventful - except from the wildlife! Brilliant :clap:

Geal Charn, best saved till it's covered in snow! Straight up, straight down, fantastic views to Creag Meagaidh. Cloud came in and spoiled the views from the summit, boo.

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02 Mar 2014 66 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Local hazards!

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02 Mar 2014 69 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Moooooo

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02 Mar 2014 71 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
The Beauly-Denny powerline with Geal Charn behind a pylon

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02 Mar 2014 73 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Make your own path through the wet ground

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02 Mar 2014 78 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
View back to Creag Meagaidh, awesome!

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02 Mar 2014 84 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

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02 Mar 2014 85 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

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02 Mar 2014 93 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
A wintery Ptarmigan!

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02 Mar 2014 97 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Thankfully the summit cairn was massive!

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02 Mar 2014 103 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Thanks to the bloke who took our pic at the summit

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02 Mar 2014 119 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Deer!

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02 Mar 2014 120 A550 by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
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Re: Geal Charn - Moan-da-liath

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:56 am

Thanks RTMcB, some great photographs up there! That also gives me some idea of how much snow there is on the summits as I'm hoping to get up to Newtonmore later in the month. That's a fine dump of snow on Greag Meagaidh, looks like a bit of an avalanche has taken place also.
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Re: Geal Charn - Moan-da-liath

Postby RTMcB » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:48 am

@Rodmesiter I grew up in Carnoustie! Good base for the East Highlands, a pain to get anywhere else!
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Re: Geal Charn - Moan-da-liath

Postby rockhopper » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:07 pm

Nice one - would agree, does look good in the winter snow - some great views there - cheers :)
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Re: Geal Charn - Moan-da-liath

Postby SMRussell » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:58 pm

rockhopper wrote:Nice one - would agree, does look good in the winter snow - some great views there - cheers :)


There were some lovely views. The hill itself is a rather dull, energy draining slog - snow or no - unfortunately. The only instance of drama was when I slipped on the snow and whacked my right knee clean off a rock. The bruise is not as substantial as I hoped - shame, I do enjoy a war wound. :D
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Re: Geal Charn - Moan-da-liath

Postby spiderwebb » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:56 pm

Funny how you see a report of someone doind a hill you've done and imediately remember the day. Wet is the word for this one LOL.
At least you got to see Creag Meag, can be seen for miles :lol:
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