Geal Charn from Glen Markie

Summary for Geal Charn from Glen Markie

Geal Charn from Glen Markie is a route in “The Monadhliath” region / range which is located in the Glen Roy to Monadhliath area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a route between two seperate points

Sunrise 7:04 am
Sunset 7:16 pm
12 hours 12 minutes(s) daylight
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Traverse of Geal Charn from Glen Markie to Garva Bridge

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15 km/ 9.32 miles670 m/ 2198.16 ft4 hours plus
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Quite a straightforward route over the most westerly of Monadhliath Hills. The route is a complete traverse of Geal Charn ascending from the east via Glen Markie and descending down the south-western side down Garva Bridge to return by a road walk. Geal Charn's summit point at 926 metres is marked with a huge cairn which is quite impressive for such a quite hill.

Possibly the use of a bike maybe useful but the walk back isn't so far and the road isn't the busiest.

Route points for Geal Charn from Glen Markie

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN58399368244° WSW0.26 (0.26)Leave the public road and head towards the dam
NN58159358344° NNW0.17 (0.43)From Spey Dam follow the track along the east side of the Markie Burn
NN5762945616° NNE0.25 (0.68)Continue pass a wooded area
NN57709481358° N0.38 (1.06)
NN5797966134° NE0.13 (1.19)Continue along the track on the east bank of Markie Burn
NN58689829N0.31 (1.5)Look for a point to cross the Markie Burn and ascend onto Bruach nam Boidag
NN58739860302° WNW1.15 (2.65)Climb steeply onto Bruach nam Biodag
NN57789925289° WNW0.3 (2.95)Follow the faint path around above the loachain
NN57509936275° W0.36 (3.31)Climb steeply onto the platea
NN56559925217° SW0.64 (3.95)Continue onto the summit of Geal Charn and the descend steeply vai the south western nose
NN561987228° SW1.02 (4.97)The summit Geal Charn (Monadh Liath) - 926 ( metres)
NN54819770217° SW0.62 (5.59)Descend steeply eventually joining a path where Allt Coire nan Dearcag joins Feith Talagain
NN53829646224° SW0.11 (5.7)
NN52479586200° SSW0.28 (5.98)Cross the footbridge over the Feith Talagain
NN52319516260° W0.07 (6.05)Cross over another bridge
NN52119471174° S6.34 (12.39)Head back along road backto the Spey Dam
Munros covered on Geal Charn from Glen Markie
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
260 926 Geal Charn (Monadh Liath) White peak Geeya Charn