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Name:Cairn Gorm
Hill number:525
Height:1244.8m / 4084ft
Parent (Ma):518  Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh]
Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Moray (UA)
County/UA:Highland (UA)
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 816 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
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
With Chris Watson and Alan Dawson. Miserable on top, clagged in strong southerly wind with drizzle. Exhausting walk over fine clear Cairngorm summit, down to and round west end of loch Avon with cliffs and rain starting. Back down to loch Avon and long knackereing reascent 400m to col S of Cairngorm. 2000 of total ascent and utterly exhausting for my legs and body.vegibagger14/07/2014
Gently introducing Mirjam to Munro bagging...Ronald21/06/2014
Wintery!Ruth09/03/2014
Ridge walk with friend. Walked to Ptarmigan station, then to summit of Cairn Gorm (1245m), on to Stob Coire an t-Shaechda (1176m) and Cairn Lochan (1215m). White out on top ridge.tobywharne17/02/2014
Very windy. Not much to see.yeha31/08/2013
With Luke. His first Munro.DavidGMould26/08/2013
ML Training Hyperopic05/07/2013
Up from ski centre car park, down to Loch Avon (inlet was not easy to cross without getting wet), Derry Cairngorm, Creagan a' Choire Etchachan, Beinn Mheadhoin (yes, you can scramble up to the top), a steep climb down to Loch Avon, no way across the outlet without getting wet, one more climb back to cairm Gorm and down the Windy Ridge. 10 hours.tsharp13/06/2013
GLMW hillwalking team Scotland trip, Ben Macdui loop, frombase station car park day lodge.andy2frith07/06/2013
NMC Easter trip (Winter conditions)ajsburns01/04/2013
Clear, sunny, cold day from the ski centre, across plateau to Ben MacduiAJones03/03/2013
with Samrobba_wag25/02/2013
climbed The Runnel with Dave then walked over to Cairn Gorm summitemma702719/02/2013
from coire na scneachda and down to coire cas car oark. Very windy across summit with wind blown snow, icy weather station!emily01/02/2013
Climbed with Manchester Old Gits at Nethymas. Date could either be Monday, or Tuesday: I don't remember!electricfox16/01/2013
New Years day with LUMC robertgn01/01/2013
With William & IanDazza31/10/2012
Walked with Steph & Benny from ski car park. Sunny, breezy on top. Saw 3 snow buntings,4-5 reindeer.Dave Jones07/09/2012
Parked at the Coire Cas car park and took the Windy Ridge path up to the summit. Stopped for lunch at the restaurant on the way back downjackwesthill07/08/2012
Well, if you start off from the car park by the station it will only take a couple of hours to get all the way up and down, including a visit to the shop at the top!crazyaly27/07/2012