MUNRO CENTRAL

Cairn Gorm

Location:NJ005040
Height:1244 m
4081 ft
Cairngorm has a very round summit and is quite recognisable from the North. The 'Mountain Railway' up it's North Side takes you all the way up to within throwing distance of the summit. From the top of the railway there is a roped path to the summit, it really is only a 10 minute walk, but I don't think that this approach really does justice to the mountain! To walk up it from the 'bottom' you can still start at the bottom of the railway and go West up past the Coire an Lochain valley. This way you can also combine Ben Macdui with Cairngorm to make a reasonable circular route taking in the high plateau linking the two mountains.
Route nameDistanceAscentMountains covered
CairnGorm Mountain and Ben Macdui from Aviemore.10.8 miles942mBen Macdui
Cairn Gorm
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