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AdamTurnerAnother lovely Cairngorm peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2011

AdamTurner

Trekked during a weeks trip. Was approaching +30c with no wind, I could see for miles!
Posted Jan 13, 2012 6:05 pm

markhallam34 years ago!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1977

markhallam

Date approximate. This was for a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award expedition when I was 17 years of age. We made the ascent and then traversed the Laraig Gru - in perfect weather. I have always wanted to go back there.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 1:29 pm

PSchubertRainy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

PSchubert

Camped on the ridge due to heavy rain and summited early in the morning in thick fog. A beautiful hike hike back to the car in the late afternoon though.
Posted Mar 2, 2011 8:54 pm

JakeNovember 2008  Sucess!

Jake

We went there in November 2008. Very strong wind, poor visibility + snow. Navigated mainly using the map and the compass. We started walking from the Rangers / Ski Centre and went through the summit to the Loch Avon and then back. We met some guys from Belgium next to the Loch that day...
Posted Nov 18, 2010 11:51 am

rggClear day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

rgg

Hiked to Macdui as part of a trekking trip in the Cairngorms.

Most of the day, visibility was excellent. I got up to the plateau from the Lairig Ghru by way of the Chalamain Gap, then hiked straight to Macdui. Couldn't see any path, because the plateau was still covered in snow.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 3:06 pm

jasano2Slainte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

jasano2

Went the tourist path up and the scrabblers route down. Got a chance to see Scotland's only herd of wild reindeer.
Posted Aug 7, 2010 11:12 am

AndyWhaleyLong Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2008

AndyWhaley

.... from Glen Derry
Posted Jul 21, 2010 5:54 pm

ProterraA kid's introduction to mountain hiking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2008

Proterra

Got a call from a friend of mine, who got utterly tired of her 17-year old son sitting in front of the PC for the whole summer vacation and literally begging me to take her son on a trip somewhere. I figured the Cairngorms would've been a much better introduction to Scotland than the Nevis Range for someone who's never seen mountains before, and I decided to go up to Cairn Gorm; if it all turned to be too much, we could still take the funicular down and call it a day. Fortunately, I had underestimated his stamina and me managed to take in MacDui as well, unfortunately not before my sweet girlfriend decided to run down scree on her flipflops and took a pretty nasty fall, resulting in the removal of a little piece of Ben Macdui from underneath her knee cap a month later in Poland...
Posted Oct 22, 2008 7:06 am

visentingorgeous cairngorms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 1999

visentin


http://h.visentin.free.fr/munros/dhui.html
Posted Sep 1, 2008 8:43 am

ProterraRe: gorgeous cairngorms

Proterra

Link doesn't work, copy and paste this;

My Cairngorm photos
Posted Oct 22, 2008 6:58 am

mountainmanmarkSupersize Me  Sucess!

mountainmanmark

Enjoyed a long day doing Ben Macdui including a flirt with the remaining snow. A good test of zero vis navigation too, it works!
Posted Jan 24, 2008 1:18 pm

norm79Route: Glenmore - Creag an Leth-choin - Ben Macdui  Sucess!

norm79

A very long day - good route though - looking down the length of the Lairig Ghru - bit cloudy, old snow still on the top..!
Posted Jan 6, 2008 4:19 pm

Little_MoleFrom Linn of Dee  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1995

Little_Mole

The route started at Linn of Dee and goes via Carn Crom and Derry Cairngorm to Ben MacDui. The descend goes to Carn a'Mhaim and then back to Linn of Dee. A fine day: about 30 km and 13 hours.

Not to forget that since that day I know how deep and cold scottish rivers are. Past Carn a'Mhaim we stayed to the right of the Luibeg Burn cause we didn't find a good passage. That went fine until we came to a large fence crossing the way and the river. Going back? Never!! My girlfriend climbed Indiana-Jones-alike along the fence and I pulled out my shoes and went through the river. I can tell you, it was REALLY cold ...
On the other side my trousers were wet because of the strong current. So I walked the last 10 kilometers or so wearing the woolen panty hose of my girlfriend. Thank God it wasn't pink ...
Posted May 14, 2007 1:52 pm

NanulsWhite Out!

Nanuls

Did it in some really, really cold and cloudy conditions, we were in a white out for quite a while
Posted Apr 27, 2007 2:14 pm

tphubbardA couple of times  Sucess!

tphubbard

Climbed it twice, once with my Dad on a lovely September day in 1996 from Braemar and also in October 2004 alone on a great day but with quite a lot of snow then descended to the Lairig Grruh and camped in a blizzard. No sign of the big grey man either time!
Posted Jan 29, 2007 5:46 pm

KNEEPCairn Gorm - Cairn Gorm plateau - Ben Mac Dui  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2006

KNEEP

Arrived late on saturday and managed to reach the summit of Cairngorm just before dark. Slept in my car and left early the next day to retrace my steps and continue to Ben Macdui. Sadly the clouds reached its summit some 15 minutes before I did. Got blown over a couple of times, and it was quite cold, but I was alone on the plateau the whole time! Nice day out.
Jeroen
Posted Nov 21, 2006 1:51 pm

boojemrain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2006
Rained and rained and rained, no visibility at all. I'll have to do it again on a sunny day.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 12:38 am

mountainmanjohnDone the Dui  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

mountainmanjohn

Had a long day out. Started at the Corrie nan lochan and found one of the last remaining snow routes, from the lochan to the rim of the cliffs on consolidated snow. Once on the top we were confronted with an almost zero visibilty treck accross grass and snowfields. Some real attention to the compass here!
We arrived at the summit vey pleasrd with ourselves, and after a short snack, continued our practice of routefinding, and found Cairngorm, now in breaking cloud. Fab day for Mark and myself.
Posted May 18, 2006 9:50 am

fdoctorRoute Climbed: Ski Lodge-Cairngorm-Ben MacDui Date Climbed: January 2001  Sucess!

fdoctor

A very long day out, some serious map and compass work needed in a snowstorm
Posted Jan 13, 2006 3:55 am

Dan BaileyRoute Climbed: many Date Climbed: various  Sucess!

Dan Bailey

A fine hill
Posted Oct 24, 2005 7:03 am

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