Fiacaill ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
Cairngorms, Scotland, Europe
Route Type:
Scramble
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
Easy scramble

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Fiacaill ridge
Created On: Apr 8, 2003
Last Edited On: Apr 8, 2003

Approach


Drive to the Cairngorm ski car park -signposted from Aviemore.

Route Description


From the ski car park take the obvious path heading south-west. After about a mile head uphill to the south up the obvious bouldery ridge (the bottom of the Fiacaill ridge). At approx 1100m the ridge levels out, and the fun begins. The rest of the route is obvious -it involves a scramble up the steep ridge to the Cairn Lochan plateau. Keeping to the crest (left) is relatively exposed and a bit trickier, but easier ground can be found the the right. The ridge is quite short-lived. Once on the plateau, turn left and follow the rim of the great Northern Corries to the summit of Cairn Gorm. Alternatively, it is possible to head south and take in Ben MacDui, the highest peak in the range and the second highest in the UK.

Essential Gear


Crampons and ice-axe in winter. Warm clothing at all times.

Miscellaneous Info


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