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Beautiful Cairngorms views:Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm revisited
by 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: 945m9 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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...
The Movie covering all the route with great views:
by larry groo » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:56 pm
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Makes me more determined than ever to get over to that side of the country and do some hiking.
by spiderwebb » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:24 am
by R1ggered » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Keep it up.
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by katyhills » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:09 pm
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.
by Petr Dakota » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:52 pm
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