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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)
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Submarilyn, Murdo,
Grid ref:NJ 00517 04056
Summit feature:rock at base of large cairn
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 1042 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Sick Kid20/10/2019
Stavanger Toestub28/08/2019
From ski centre with GFE. Fiacill Na Leth Choin, Ben Macdui (both tops), Stob Coire Sputan Dearg, Creagan a Choire Etchachan, Stob Coire An T-Sneachda, Fiacaill a' Choire Chais, Cairn GormFionalevey03/08/2019
With Ann. Last minute decision once in Coire an t-Sneachda because the weather was so sunny and hot. Doubled back on ourselves then up the Fiacaill a' Choire Cas to the top of Cairngorm via the cairn at Stob Coire an t-Sneachda and back down Windy Ridge. Rain started, thunder grumbled and temperature dropped for the last 3/4 hour or so but the views towards Ben Macdui and Loch Avon and beyond were fantastic. A fine and unexpected walk.Maggie29/06/2019
27th May 2019 GMC week Aviemore. Cold wind cloud on the tops. Walked up from top carpark with 18 GMC members to celebrate Teresa & Bryn completing all the Munro's jps66630/05/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac29/04/2019
67th Munrolojzi86062121/04/2019
From the base at Cairngorm ski centre, we headed out west and south to the base on the Fiacaill Coire An T-Sneachda. This fantastic grade 1 scramble gives amazing veiws over both the Cories an Lochain and T-Sneachda. The scramble was great at times, with climbing moves and very exposed! Once up on Cairn Lochan, we strode out along the plataue, stopping once for some lunch, and made our way up the last ascent to Ben MacDui, the 2nd highest Munro! After taking in the panorama, we b-lined strait towrds the north top, and dropped down to the edge around Loch Avon. Down this side, there were huge patches of snow, we ran, jumped and skied down, we even saw a ski tourist! Coutining round the ridge towards Stob Coire An T-Sneachda, we had to pass a snow birdge, which Jonny broke, and the others had to walk further up! From Fiacaill A' Choire Chais, we had the last 100m shoot up to Cairn Gorm; #7. Some more food, then a long slog down to the top of the Cairngorm Funiculair Mountain Hut, and finByronHaywood20/04/2019
With D from boat of garten, speyside way after.Rodge23/03/2019
With Glenmore Lodge. First Munro. Though not the most interesting hill climbed so far in Scotland.animymous16/02/2019
Visited as part of Glenmore Lodge Winter Skills coursepdhancock10/02/2019
With Peter & IlonaCapt Malbec31/08/2018
With TMD. A straightforward walk on a clear day from the ski centre to the summit of Ben Macdui.meltdiceburg25/07/2018
from ski centre easy walk up with Ascents of adventure groupcolinfielding13/07/2018
Walk from Ski Centre over Cairngorm then Ben Macduijmistry8613/07/2018
From Ski Centre car park, up Cairn Gorm via Sron an Aonaich, then along ridge to Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairn Lochan and Creag an leth-choin, descending along tracks directly to car park. With JS.kdbennett05/07/2018
Fiacaill na Leth-choin, Creag an Leth-choin North Top, Creag an Leth-choin [Lurcher's Crag], Cairn Lochan, Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda, Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, Fiacaill a' Choire Chais, Cairn Gorm, Cnap Coire na Spreidhe and Sron a' Cha-no. From the Cairngorm ski centre car park. wonderful day.Alunrees3326/06/2018
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
From the ski centre CP, with Jenx and Bryher, diagonally up and across Sron an Aonaich to Sron a' Cha-no, then from this fine top to Cnap Coire na Spreidhe. Onwards to Cairngorm main summit, then its two subsid topsnordicstar07/06/2018
Northern Corries roundquadbarrel05/06/2018
carole engel05/06/2018
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.Man of Kernow123/05/2018
Blue skies, light winds and fantastic views. Bliss.denisB5217/05/2018