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Ben Macdui followed by Cairn Gorm

Ben Macdui followed by Cairn Gorm


Postby railton22 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:15 pm

Route description: Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm

Date walked: 15/07/2012

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 17.5 km

Ascent: 1006m

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The walk includes the 2nd and 6th highest Munros. Spectacular views from the ridge between Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm peaks - although the view from Ben Macdui was non-existent because of the weather - freezing rain and high winds and low cloud. We were unprepared for the extreme weather and were very cold on the Ben Macdui ascent, but had warmed up some by the top of Cairn Gorm, as it was clear but windy. Best to follow the route on Walk Highlands - out to Macdui first followed by Cairn Gorm and then the track down to the ski centre. Great walk.
Sarah (25),David (25) ,Alice(22) & Sam(18).
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cairnGorm summit.Pretty breezy but a LOT warmer than Ben Macdui.
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Ben Macdui summit.
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Snowy patch on the way to Cairn Gorm
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T'was freezing up there. Met some properly attired beared walkers who clocked two pairs of bare legs and politely called us "brave". We think that they meant "stupid numpties"
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Note the icy clouds rolling in behind us as we make our way towards Ben Macdui.
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Starting the long ascent to Ben Macdui.
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