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Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revisited

Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revisited


Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:10 pm

Route description: Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm

Date walked: 27/08/2019

Time taken: 5.2 hours

Distance: 18.7 km

Ascent: 945m

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Somehow I was missing the Cairngorms so decided to revisit the beautiful mountains there. Have done Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm more times before, always different routes, combinations of more Munros...That's the good thing in the Cairngorms, you can create your own routes, connect more mountains depends on your available time and fitness level. The area offers variety of options for your planning. Mostly clear paths to follow or easy orientation in a clear day, but very tricky in bad visibility or winter conditions...good navigation skills and experience need then.
This time I used the classic route from Ski Centre car park to be able to get back home early afternoon to pick my daughter Cheyenne from school at 3 pm. As it's 2h 45 mins driving from home I woke up at 01:30 am, enjoyed the peace of night driving to the North...started my walk at 6:15 am.
Distance 18.7 km, Time 5h 20 min, ascent 945m
Despite the cold wind ( typical for Cairngorms ) it was great day in the mountains, clear views and I got back home in the early time... :D


The Movie covering all the route with great views:




Some Photos:

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Ski Centre car park, empty at 6 am
:D

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Looking back shortly after start of my walk


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Y Gully and Buttress view


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Looking back higher up


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Braeriach, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and Cairn Toul...


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Braeriach and Sgor an Lochain Uaine


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The summit of Ben Macdui


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Carn a'Mhaim, The Devil's Point and Beinn Bhrotain


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Beinn Mheadhoin


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Cairn Gorm in the distance


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Towards Shelter Stone


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Cairn Gorm closer


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The Buttress features


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Cairn Gorm closer...


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Towards Beinn Mheadhoin


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Looking back to The Buttress


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...and further


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Cairn Gorm summit


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The descend way...and full car park then on the bottom
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Re: Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revis

Postby larry groo » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:56 pm

Fine pics of a fine area.

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Re: Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revis

Postby scotsmist » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:16 pm

Great photos.
Makes me more determined than ever to get over to that side of the country and do some hiking.
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Re: Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revis

Postby spiderwebb » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:24 am

Gorgeous day for it there Petr, lovely photos :D
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Re: Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revis

Postby R1ggered » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Well done again Petr, along with the video and one of my fave movies and sound tracks last of the Mohicans.
Keep it up.
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Re: Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revis

Postby katyhills » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:09 pm

Lovely report and photos, as always Petr :D

I was there on Monday 26th - although just doing Cairngorm by the corries as I haven't been out for a wee while. Lots of folk out because of the Bank Hol, but it was a perfect walking day, and great to see people enjoying all the good weather.

That 'up and down' route from the car park is pretty soul destroying, but for non hill walkers, it allows them those fabulous views, so it's nice for them, and a great boost for the local economy.
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Re: Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revis

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:52 pm

Thank you for all the comments :D
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