Geal-chàrn (Alder)

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This is the highest of several Munros by the name of Geal Chàrn. 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.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1132 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Aonach Beag, Geal Chàrn, Beinn Èibhinn and Càrn Dearg from Culra

Other routes and challenges

The Lancet Edge (or east ridge of Sgòr 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)


Geal-chàrn (Alder)



Users' walk reports for Geal-chàrn (Alder)

There are 2689 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Geal-chàrn (Alder). They have contributed 66 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.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  29/3/13  28 M9
  9/8/17  24 M9
  14/5/19  19 M4
  13/9/14  19 M7
  11/5/13  14 M4
  14/7/12  14 M6
  5/9/13  12 M4
  7/8/11  12 M6
  2/5/18  11 M11
  6/6/21  10 M2
  31/8/11  10 M11C1
  6/8/20  9 M6
  4/11/20  8 M4
  15/1/19  8 M4
  6/5/17  8 M6
  8/7/19  7 M2
  10/5/18  7 M2
  24/7/17  7 M4
  12/7/13  7 M6
  26/5/12  7 M4
  11/5/16  6 M9
  29/5/14  6 M6
  20/4/14  6 M4
  1/7/18  5 M4
  30/6/18  5 M2
  19/12/16  5 M4
  4/6/14  5 M9
  6/8/13  5 M6
  17/10/15  4 M6
  29/6/14  4 M4
  19/4/14  4 M3
  4/6/11  4 M4
  22/7/10  4 M11C1
  15/8/20  3 M7
  6/7/20  3 M6
  26/6/19  3 M4
  30/4/19  3 M2
  24/11/17  3 M4
  14/7/15  3 M6
  1/6/14  3 M4
  18/8/12  3 M2
  28/4/21  2 M4
  13/5/18  2 M7
  26/5/17  2 M5
  27/9/15  2 M7
  12/7/13  2 M4
  25/5/13  2 M6
  5/2/12  2 M3
  2/5/10  2 M6C1
  15/6/98  2 M4
  15/8/20  1 M3
  5/8/20  1 M6
  10/9/15  1 M4
  2/10/14  1 M4
  22/9/12  1 M4
  18/8/12  1 M5
  24/8/11  1 M4
  22/4/11  1 M4
  17/9/07  1 M3
  10/7/94  1 M6
  4/6/16  0 M2
  12/4/12  0 M4
  2/3/12  0 M4
  22/8/11  0 M4
  19/3/11  0 M4
  16/6/04  0 M5C1

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