Sunday, 15 March 2009

Geal-charn, 13 Mar'09

After a chance meeting with Tim, one of my running club-mates, the two of us aimed for a less frequented part of the Cairngorms to bag a corbett. The corbett in question was Geal-charn, in the Braes of Abernethy. A track heads east from the road-end and debating the route, we thought we could make a fine 2 hour circuit. We followed the track to its highest point, then turned south onto the eastern plateau of the hill, on the way being greeted by an interesting memorial (see photo). Tough tussocky ground gave way to stunted heather for a run to the summit. It's not the most exciting corbett, infact, it's a bit like being up the Moorfoots, Ochils or Pentlands - if it wasn't for the spectacular views to the main Cairngorms.