Ardverikie Munros

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This popular set of hills lies between the Laggan and the Alder areas. It is an area I have looking forward to exploring in order to check out the rock climb Ardverikie Wall, claimed to be the best hard severe rock climb in the country. The mountains form a close complex knot that needs respect when the mist is down.

Beinn a’Chlachair

1087m / 3566ft

Geal Charn

1049m / 3441ft

Beinn Narnain

924m / 3031ft

date climbed


time taken

7 hours





OS Map

Landranger 42


Sun and good visibility

Starting point : Lay-by Luiblea on A86

Steve Fallon’s route suggests that using the bike is the best way to start the walk off. This was not an option unfortunately so we has quite a long slog into the hills from Luiblea. The beautiful Lochan na-h-Earba was passed and it was a pity that it was not a bit warmer so a swim in the loch could be taken. The track was followed all the way up the mountain to the belach between Beinn a’Chlachair and Geal Charn at which point the steep and rocky ascent of Beinn a’Chlachair was started. The angle soon lessoned off and the final ascent to the peak was over a pleasant but bouldery shoulder. Once the peak was reached, steps were re-traced to the belach and the in-distinct path to the top of Geal Charn was followed. A lot of snow was still lying on this hill so a large snow field was crossed without any difficulty on the way to the top. The final peak was quickly and easily dealt with after a short descent and ascent. The descent from this was quick with good springy grass helping the jog down the hill back to the track and long walk back to the car. A good day.

Pictures from the Eastern Munros