Geal Charn - Easy single from Balsporran Cottages

Date walked: 26/05/2019

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 10km

Ascent: 614m

Only needed this single on the West of the Drumochter Pass as I got 3 on my previous visit here, so a nice Friday afternoon walk from Balsporran Cottages to Geal Charn (917m)

You cross the railway track at the cottages and shortly after the path splits, go left, but at the next split take right. The track is packed gravel and rocks for a fair distance an then abruptly stops and you are on the grassy slopes.

There is a false summit with the true summit an easy 1km walk past this.

The fork:

The Beauly to Denny Power line:

The second munro A'Mharconaich is a high beallach away and you would then return via this shoulder rather than retracing your steps like I did:

Closeup of A'Mharconaich:

View from the summit to the West:

A panoramic view of the East side of teh Drumochter pass:

A view south down the A9:

Youtube video of the walk:

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