Geal Charn is one of a group of 4 Munros that lie to the west of the pass of Drumochter. It rises sharply from the eastern shores of Loch Ericht to a rounded summit. There are several summit ridges. The south ridge connects to neighbouring Munro a Mharconaich. A wide east ridge drops back down over easy slopes to the A9. The best aspect to the hill is the southern corrie which bites into its eastern ridge. This is well seen from the A9 just past the summit of the Pass of Drumochter. The western face is steep and best avoided.
From the summit there are fantastic views looking south west over Loch Ericht to the distant Ben Alder Group of Munros.
Geal Charn can be combined with the 3 other Munros in the group as they are all connected by a ridge system. The high starting altitude from the Drumochter Pass means that this should not be over strenuous.
There is parking available at Balsporran Cottages on the A9.