Ben Macdui and Cairngorm
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.
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.
Bus to Cairngorm ski centre from Aviemore.
Cairngorm Ski Centre car park (voluntary charge).
Deer Stalking information
Northern approaches to Ben Macdui managed by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and RSPB Scotland. No stalking issues.
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