walkhighlands

Geal-charn (Alder)

Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation

This is the highest of several Munros by the name of Geal Charn. A very remote peak, it is in the centre of a great ridge between Ben Alder and the Loch Laggan area; its finest feature is the Lancet Edge, a dramatic ridge pluging down to Culra.

 You have not climbed Geal-charn (Alder).

Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1132 metres

Users' Rating:
  • Currently 3.11/5
Rating: 3.1/5 (27 votes cast) You must be registered and signed-in to vote

Detailed route description and map

Aonach Beag, Geal Charn, Beinn Eibhinn and Carn Dearg from Culra

Other routes and challenges

The Lancet Edge (or east ridge of Sgor Iutharn) provides the finest route up the mountain - an airy but reasonably straightforward scramble. The only disadvantage for those looking to bag the Munros is that it leads up to the central part of the ridge - with other peaks to bag in both directions.

An alternative approach to the whole ridge of four Munros is from Luiblea near Moy Lodge on the A86 to the north.

The whole area is ideal for remote cross-country backpacking expeditions. One idea is to undertake a traverse from Corrour Station to Dalwhinnie Station - with plenty of options for Munros to include.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Kingussie / Newtonmore Hotels

Kingussie / Newtonmore B&B

Kingussie / Newtonmore cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Geal-charn (Alder)

There are 1723 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Geal-charn (Alder). They have contributed 48 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  29/03/2013  24 M9
  09/08/2017  17 M9
  13/09/2014  15 M7
  11/05/2013  13 M4
  14/07/2012  11 M6
  31/08/2011  10 M11C1
  07/08/2011  7 M6
  20/04/2014  6 M4
  05/09/2013  6 M4
  24/07/2017  5 M4
  19/12/2016  5 M4
  11/05/2016  5 M9
  04/06/2014  5 M9
  29/05/2014  5 M6
  06/08/2013  5 M6
  12/07/2013  5 M6
  26/05/2012  5 M4
  06/05/2017  4 M6
  17/10/2015  4 M6
  29/06/2014  4 M4
  22/07/2010  4 M11C1
  24/11/2017  3 M4
  01/06/2014  3 M4
  19/04/2014  3 M3
  27/09/2015  2 M7
  14/07/2015  2 M6
  12/07/2013  2 M4
  25/05/2013  2 M6
  05/02/2012  2 M3
  04/06/2011  2 M4
  02/05/2010  2 M6C1
  15/06/1998  2 M4
  26/05/2017  1 M5
  02/10/2014  1 M4
  22/09/2012  1 M4
  18/08/2012  1 M2
  18/08/2012  1 M5
  24/08/2011  1 M4
  17/09/2007  1 M3
  10/07/1994  1 M6
  04/06/2016  0 M2
  10/09/2015  0 M4
  12/04/2012  0 M4
  02/03/2012  0 M4
  22/08/2011  0 M4
  22/04/2011  0 M4
  19/03/2011  0 M4
  16/06/2004  0 M5C1

Share your report for the chance to win gear every month


Share on 

Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.