by HighlandTrekker » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:24 pm
Route description: Geal-charn Mòr , from Lynwilg
Corbetts included on this walk: Geal-charn Mòr
Date walked: 12/02/2011
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 600mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
We decided to drive right up to the gate where there were enough parking spaces for 3 cars, 4 at a push.
We headed over the stile and up the track, through a birch and scots pine woodland.
We soon went through another gate and kept ascending up the track. We were soon through the trees and I was grateful of the extra pack of tissues I had bought due to my nose not being able to stop running.
The higher we climbed the more the cloud appeared to hug the Cairngorm peaks which was ruining the view a little, but every now and again the cloud dispersed leaving a fine view in its wake.. You get a real scale of the size of the Cairngorms as you can see almost all of the western side of them from here.
The path some became snow covered and it was time for the crampons to go on. After about 2 hours we came across the first cairn which was a sign that we had to leave the track and head up towards the summit. The usually clear path to the summit was non existent as there was a fair amount of snow around so a quick bearing check later and we headed up to the trig point.
This was when the cloud set in and visibility was down to 50m...(No chance of a great view then.....) We soon came across the trig point and sat ourselves down out of the wind (where did that come from) for lunch.
After lunch we decided to head back the same way as the track around Creag Ghleannain and down to Ballinluig was not visible and neither of us fancied trudging through the heather moor on the of chance that we come across it..
So after a few more views and a nice slow descent we found ourselves back at the car. It had actually taken us 4 hours but was a really nice morning out and a walk that can be easily done in 3 hours.
by David.Ferguson » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:40 pm
The hills in winter are majestic.
by Paul Webster » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:45 am
by gedme » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:16 am
by BlackPanther » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:23 am
- Cairngorms from Geal-charn :)
by kevsbald » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:20 pm
by malky_c » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:36 pm
by dooterbang » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:42 pm
Well done on getting out after both having the cold - bet you feel better for it.
by HighlandTrekker » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:07 pm
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