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Name:Cairn Gorm
Hill number:525
Height:1244.8m / 4084ft
Parent (Ma):518  Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh]
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Highland (UA), Moray (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Submarilyn, Murdo
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,sMa,Mur)
Grid ref:NJ 00517 04056
Summit feature:rock at base of large cairn
Drop:145.8m
Col:1099m  NH 9989 0350  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
Survey:Leica RX1250
Comments:col measurement is 1099.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 913 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ben Macdui and Cairngorm from the ski-centre, with added Munro tops and xMTs.Crib Goch17/06/2018
12 mile walk from Ski centre car park, followed good path ascending to then avoiding Cairn Lochan in the cloud and across excellent plateau to Ben Macdui, where the cloud cleared giving us the full view of the Cairngorms, descended to Col then followed path around then onto Cairn Lochan to its spectacular summit, then followed path onto Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, then slogged up to Cairn Gorm back into the cloud, followed stone path down to Ptarmigan Station then descended on path along Windy Ridge back to car park. Seeing a herd of reindeer on Cairn Lochan was the icing on the cake!DanTrig10/06/2018
KeithByTheC07/06/2018
From Stob Coire an t-Sneachda. Took lower path north and east steeply up to the summit. Descended to the Ptarmigan and down the ski track to the Coire Cas car park.With DB and RP.marktrengove23/05/2018
Blue skies, light winds and fantastic views. Bliss.denisB5217/05/2018
With Al in a whiteoutHowellsey03/01/2018
Swanston-Reid family expedition, with Macdui.eks18/10/2017
Swanston-Reid family expedition, with Macdui.iks18/10/2017
With G. From ski centre car park > Cairn Gorm > Fiacaill a'Choire Chais > car park. High Winds.RT197023/09/2017
Ben Macdui first,after Lochan Buidhe path onto Stob Coire an t-Sneachda then Cairn Gorm,north to Ptarmigan Restaurant, path on Sron an Aonaich to car park.Hutchie17/08/2017
Overnight circuit from Cairngorm Ski centre. High winds, rain, low cloud/fog. No visibility on summits.Ajm031016/08/2017
Northern corries round. Good weather and views. Busy.Roblex10/08/2017
with Glenmore Lodgehighlandchief18/07/2017
From Coire Cas Car Park - Cairn Gorm - Fiacaill a'Choire Chais - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda - Lochan Buidhe - Ben Macdui North Top - Ben Macdui - Cairn Lochan - Fiacaill na Leth-choin.david23020114/07/2017
cracking day stunning viewshighlandchief08/07/2017
Climbed on route to Ben Macdui with Duncanmagirob19/06/2017
Solo neil hutton18/06/2017
Set of with Will to go bothying. JK and MD in support. Will unwell and turned back. Perfect weather.AC-OFWC05/05/2017
last hill of the day not feeling at my best a long day think abit of fluid shortageiannotts27/02/2017
Climbed with LUUHC, my first winter munroJonathanConey12/02/2017
From snow hole at Marquis Well and on to Stop Coire na t-Sneachda and 1141emily10/02/2017
night nv from snow hole below Marquis Wellemily09/02/2017
From ski centre then up and down the service road. Blizzard.screeleep06/02/2017
Climbed with Winter Skills Course from Glenmore lodge. Perfect visibility and great views although not a whole lot of snow!twg2723/01/2017
Bagged whilst on a course at Glenmore Lodge. Heavy rain on top.huwthomas10/01/2017
On our way to Ben Macdui. Incredibly strong wind going down the other side. With Silas and Stuart.simonjallen27/10/2016
2 day bothy trip bagging munro tops started ski centre over cnap coire na spreidhe, cairn gorm, fiacaill choire chais, stob coire an t sneachda,cairn lochan, carn etchachan, sron riach, squrr an lochain uaine, creagan choire etchachan, stacan dubha, beinn mheadhion sw top, stob coire etchachan, then dropped down to hutchison hut for the night.robertphillips22/09/2016
From Allt Mor car park via Lochan Uaine track to Bynack Beg, Bynack Mor, A'Choinneach, across The Saddle and up Cnap Coire ne Spreidhe to Cairn Gorm, return to Allt Mor via Ski Centre access roadkdbennett10/09/2016
2nd ascent via Windy Ridge, continued on a circuit of its topsPeterb02/09/2016
Usual route from ski centre S to Ben Macdui, back to Stob Coire an t-Sneachda and over Cairn Gorm and down Windy Ridge. Lovely sunny day with light winds - marvellous.milimana29/08/2016
Beautiful day. What else could you say?gfscott15/08/2016
Climbed with Mum, Dad, Sergey and Paul. Aviemore Pirate Partyelectricfox15/08/2016
Climbed with Beinn MheadhoinFCMark06/08/2016
Re-climbed as last time I took the funicular. This time I did the round of Bynack Mor & A'Choinneach and Cairn Gorm from Glenmore Lodge. The return was a trudge. Total distance 17 miles in 7 hours 30 minutes. Great day and glad I did Cairngorm properly it deserved better. The South side of the hill is better!!!isabelle22/06/2016
With GHC, done on the way to do the last MT of the day. Not too bad on top.Play2End19/06/2016
Poor visibility but a good day's walking on the CG munro tops.honey badger19/06/2016
Start and finish in Lin of Dee. Loop Carn a'Mhaim, Ben MacDui, Cairn Gorm, Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm.gandrew21/05/2016
Cairn Gorm, Cnap Coire na Spreidhekeithouk18/02/2016
Hard walk in deep soft snow, poor visibility and arctic weather with John, Mike, Jim, Chris & Dave. Up Coire an t-Sneachda and Fiacaill. Found summit weather station only with help of GPS. Descended to Ptarmigan in total white-out.barnz4815/01/2016
ghaley07/09/2015
A route taking in Miaden Creag an Leth-choin, crossing the Plateau (twice), Stob Coire an t-Sneachda and finally, Cairn Gorm. A surprisingly good weather day on the Plateau - with sunshine and the occasional shower.Ginger Dave28/08/2015
Did it the lazy way and went up on the funicular railway - good views but very cold - view point only no summitkevandroo03/06/2015
6 Munros East of Lairig Ghru. Day 55 of 59 for all Munros. 32km, +/-2900m, 11 hours 30.PGCE15/05/2015
eyenose30/12/2014
Winter climb via Goatrack Gulleymichael28/12/2014
Solo - with Bynack More - very low cloud and strong wind, but no snow yetwychwood30/10/2014
Started at Corrour Bothy. Carn a'Mhaim - Derry Cairngorm - Ben Macdui - Cairn Gorm.tomd411/10/2014
ghaley28/09/2014
From Ski car park with Altom Triprossdrummond13/09/2014
Fifth visit(at least) to this easy Munro. Climbed up Windy Ridge path which was excellent.chriswatson14/07/2014