Cairn Gorm Climber's Log

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Nashty6 - Aug 11, 2022 4:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014

Camping Heaven  Sucess!

Windy Ridge path to the summit. Camped and descended early.


MikeLJ - Jan 30, 2019 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 1983

Thick mist.  Sucess!

From Glenmore lodge


eza - Aug 24, 2015 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2015

On the way back  Sucess!

Reached the summit on our way back from Ben Macdui, in our last mountain day of this year scottish holidays

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Aug 23, 2015 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2015

interesting  Sucess!

we climbed ben mcdui and cairn gorm from sky centre in a very windy day but the area was very interesting

viktor vaughn

viktor vaughn - Jan 29, 2015 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2014

awesome in summer and winter  Sucess!

Some great climbing routes around the peak. Did the fingers ridge. and a winter route on the Eastern side.


AdamTurner - Jan 14, 2012 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

A lovely hill to walk  Sucess!

The last time I stood on top of Cairn Gorm, there was the most beautiful cloud inversion I have ever seen.


rgg - Oct 17, 2010 3:11 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

Side trip  Sucess!

... en route from Macdui to Loch Avon.


myles - Jun 9, 2009 12:28 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2009

hike to top  Sucess!

Approach to Savage Slit above Coire an Lochan looked to dicey without axe and crampons, so we did a circuit of the northern corries on the way to the summit. Not much visibility on the plateau.


Cody - Jul 9, 2008 2:20 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2008

A day in the hills  Sucess!

One of the best days I've ever had in Scotland. Went from Cairn Lochan then up to Cairn Gorm and then down next to that ugly train thing...


mountainmanmark - Jan 27, 2008 5:43 pm

A couple of times  Sucess!

The last time I ventured here it was with John Sickel to do Ben Macdui via a snow climb in the Northern corrie, then a trek across the tops in near zero visibility. After a successfully bit of navigation, and some fun. We took off to Cairn Gorm and found it clearing for some great views. Both of the valley down to Avimore, and back across the mountains. A grand day out!


Katekat - Dec 19, 2007 7:53 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2007

Unforgettable  Sucess!

With a friends my first group hike. Will never forget their ways how to make the route shorter. Lovely walk with a touch of snow.Beautiful!


Nanuls - Apr 26, 2007 9:08 am

Been on and around it a few times  Sucess!

Climbed it in Winter from Coire an t-Sneachda after spending a couple of days wondering over it on a winter skills course.


rockmonkey1 - Mar 4, 2007 10:14 am Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2007

ideal  Sucess!

ideal great conditions good afternoon climb made really fun by winter conditions


tphubbard - Jan 29, 2007 5:48 pm

About 6 or 7 times  Sucess!

over the years, mostly in rubbish weather on the way back from northern corries. Skied from the summit a couple of times.


KNEEP - Nov 21, 2006 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006

On to Ben Macdui  Sucess!

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.


mountainmanjohn - May 18, 2006 10:52 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

2nd go at it  Sucess!

Mark Rapley and I went up to Ben Macdui via a snow climb in the Northern corrie, then a treck accross the tops in near zero visibility. After a sucsessfull bit of navigation, and some fun. We took off to Cairn Gorm and found it clearing for some great views. Both of the valley down to Avimore, and back accross the mountains. A grand day out!


fdoctor - Dec 1, 2005 9:27 am

Route Climbed: Fiacaill Ridge Date Climbed: January 2001  Sucess!

A long winter climb in full gear with Eric Pirie and Pete Richardson. Beautiful day but very, very cold.

Lost a glove!

Climbed it a year late with Pete and Andy Green in a full blizzard and gales of 85mph. An absolute epic with a backward flip off one pinnacle at one point when both axes came out of cracks at the same time!


Cautious - Sep 16, 2005 4:55 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: March 2000  Sucess!

A typical Scottish day. No views

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Jul 6, 2005 10:41 am

Route Climbed: "Normal Route" from parking lot ski area Date Climbed: 02 July 2005  Sucess!

A windy day. A short 80 minute hike to the summit plateau. Wonderful views to the arctic-like cairngorm mounbtains.

Quick descend over windy ridge to parking lot.

Unfortunately, one of the most commercialized munros in scotland.


mountainmanjohn - Jan 11, 2005 11:53 am

Route Climbed: Via Northern corrie (forgotten which one!) Date Climbed: 1998  Sucess!

We made our way up to Cairn Gorm via a gully in one of the Northern corries and had great winter weather, high winds, and a touch of snow.


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