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Ben Macdui

Ben Macdui

Postby Orosay » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:19 pm

Route description: Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm

Date walked: 28/07/2020

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 700m

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Another nice day at Aviemore, so forced youngest son into the car to go and climb Ben Macdui. Started off from funicular car park ( open today) along the great path to Miadan Creag an leth- choin. Good views back along the lairig ghru
Lairig to west
. A bit further and Braeriach and Carn Toul looked great
Mum and son
. Met some people we know (Claire) and made our way up
to the stony summit for lunch
Gingerbread time
. Good views of peaks across the pass
Devils whatever
Carn Toul & Sgurr nan lochan uaine
and off to the east
Lairig looking east
We liked the northern corries earlier this week so decided to go back that way to show Ruairidh the cliffs. Not far to Bynack More which we had liked last summer
Bynack more
and found some July snow which is always exciting😃
Made a good decision to head down the Coire cas ridge instead of cairngorm, good path and less busy, and back to car in just over 5 hours. We think Ruairidh enjoyed this, although he will never admit it
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