Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

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Ben Macdui is the second highest mountain in Britain. Approaching it from Speyside involves crossing the vast and exposed Cairngorm plateau, a rolling arctic wilderness and a popular route but requiring excellent navigation skills.

Terrain

Good paths on ascent and descent to plateau. The plateau itself is extremely exposed and tricky to navigate except in perfect conditions - particularly serious when under snow.

Public Transport

Bus to Cairngorm ski centre from Aviemore. Traveline Scotland.

Start

Cairngorm Ski Centre car park. Map and directions.

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