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Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Geal Charn (Monadhliath)


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:05 am

Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath

Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 11/09/2016

Time taken: 3.75 hours

Distance: 12.6 km

Ascent: 696m

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After a grand day of dry walking conditions yesterday, today we were hoping to escape another drenching as the skies overhead looked threatening as we drove down to Laggan village. By the time we had reached the start it was looking more hopeful as there were sections of blue skies above. Below well that was to be another matter as there has been heavy rain overnight it was to be a boots and gaiters day.

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The sun starting to come out as we cross the Garva bridge at Garvabeg, leaving the cars at the other side
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After crossing we head up the track on the right
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Cairngorm National Park Logo
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Heading up on the track to the new bridge formed for the Denny Power Line. After crossing the bridge we head up on the track going North, missing the path beside the burn as there is a post and wire fence line. We were to return this way.
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The track heads East so we leave the track and follow the line of the Allt Coire nan Dearcag up through long wet grass
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A fence to cross but there is a style
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Now on the recognised path beside the burn
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Looking back the way we had come
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The burn crossing gave us no real problems even with the apparent heavy rain through the night
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The target I had my eyes on at some point of the weekend the Corbett Meall na h-Aisre
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The huge summit cairn comes into view with the ground conditions much drier and stoney
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Pauline on the summit cairn, the last time i was here I was celebrating my Daughters Compleation with a glass of bubbly
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Another one bites the dust as Pauline gets closer to her half way point
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Summit photo of the three of us with the rain clouds coming in above us
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Heading on back down the way we had come with the waterproofs on, some slippy sections en route
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Robert re crossing the burn at the same point
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Heading down closer to the burn following the path this time
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View from the bridge looking back showing the fence line where to find the proper path you should be between the fence and the water
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Garva Bridge on the General Wades road
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A spot of scrambling to add to the days adventure maybe in the offing
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Yep here she goes, no problem
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nearly there with some of the rock still slippy after the shower
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No problems
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Up and over, now back to the car, and a bacon roll at Dalwhinnie.
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Re: Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:43 pm

A new mountain sport: bridge scrambling???

This Munro is on my repeat-in-winter list, if we can get up that narrow twisty road in winter time :D Kevin has once climbed it from the other side (Glen Markie) so might try that option.

I remember someone calling Meall na h-Aisre "My hairy a*se" :lol: :lol:
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Re: Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:13 pm

Love the scrambling sequence.. :D
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Re: Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:04 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Love the scrambling sequence.. :D


Something different at the end of the day. Who knows it might just start something :lol: :lol:
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Re: Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby rockhopper » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:13 pm

Glad you got better weather than I did on this hill :roll: Had originally considered approaching via Glen Markie but the poor weather put me off - cheers :)
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Re: Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby Gordie12 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:31 am

Like RH I got a miserable day for this one. Just remember it being very wet underfoot and a bit drab - maybe need to go back on a good day to change my impression.

At least you got a good day (I didn't realise I was meant to climb up the bridge at the end :lol: )
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Re: Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:26 am

Gordie12 wrote:Like RH I got a miserable day for this one. Just remember it being very wet underfoot and a bit drab - maybe need to go back on a good day to change my impression.

At least you got a good day (I didn't realise I was meant to climb up the bridge at the end :lol: )


We beat the worst of the weather, very lucky. It is now compulsory to climb the bridge to gain your Blue Balloon Gordie12 so remember that in the future, lol
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