Reached the summit on our way back from Ben Macdui, in our last mountain day of this year scottish holidays
we climbed ben mcdui and cairn gorm from sky centre in a very windy day but the area was very interesting
Some great climbing routes around the peak. Did the fingers ridge. and a winter route on the Eastern side.
The last time I stood on top of Cairn Gorm, there was the most beautiful cloud inversion I have ever seen.
... en route from Macdui to Loch Avon.
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.
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...
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!
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!
Climbed it in Winter from Coire an t-Sneachda after spending a couple of days wondering over it on a winter skills course.
ideal great conditions good afternoon climb made really fun by winter conditions
over the years, mostly in rubbish weather on the way back from northern corries. Skied from the summit a couple of times.
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.
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!
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!
A typical Scottish day. No views
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.
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.
And on to Ben MacDui. In wind and rain and low visibility. Oh the joys of Scottish mountains.
This was where my Dad took me on my first ever winter climb(Fiacaill Ridge) We didn't complete it because of the white out and very strong winds but now I'm hooked and have returned to the northern coires several times. Easily the best place to learn the skills in Britain but expect crowds!