Geal-Charn Mor

Route: Geal-charn Mor, from Lynwilg

Corbetts: Geal-charn Mor

Date walked: 13/06/2010

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 12km

Another chance to introduce a friend to the wonderful world of walking arose on Sunday, with both our wifes entangled in baby talk Gordon and myself were in the motor for 0800hrs and heading to Lynwilg near Aviemore for this shortish corbett. The weather never promised to do anything other than rain so we didn't fancy making a day of it, plus Gordon had a lack of gear shall we say. :lol:
Parked the car and we got our bearings before heading off up the tar mack road.
1 Lay by.jpg

Over a couple of fences en route and the climb although good under foot was getting pretty steep and involving a bit of work as we weren't hanging around.
2 Style.jpg

Coming up around An Gleannan the clag was surrounding us like being in a 1970's boozer and Gordons descision to wear jeans kept on cropping up as a bad one. But a learning experience!
3 Clag.jpg

4 Ill equipped.jpg

Where the path continues to run north west there are a couple of cairns and a stone monument in memory of an Alistair Polson head gamekeeper which is a nice touch.
5 Headkeeper stone.jpg

This is was the place for us to take a bearing west at the junction, although there is a reasonably distinct path to the summit.
6 Track Junction.jpg

7 Path to summit.jpg

We were at the summit in an hour and a half and Gordon explained he had that feeling a achievement we all get once a hill is accomplished.
8 Geal Charn Mor summit.jpg

Given the handicap of wet cowboy boots he did really well.
9 Cowboy boots.jpg

So after a quick couple of texts to our nearest and dearest from the top we headed off back to the track junction and followed the track south east down the hill. After half an hour and out of the clag we got good views across Loch Alvie.
10 Loch Alvie.jpg

Always on the look out for interesting items we came across this novelty deer and a morris minor on the track back to the car.
11 Novelty deer.jpg

12 Morris Minor.jpg

I was sure I saw these involved in a heist on crimewatch last month, whats the number again? :lol:
So back to the car on the three hour mark, good going.
13 Start and end.jpg

This walk served as an excellent introductory walk. Gordon loved it and today he's looking at making a few purchases clothing wise for next time, another recruit!

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