Cairn Gorm

Summary for Cairn Gorm

Cairn Gorm is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1244 metres / 4081 feetNJ005040Cairn GormBlue cairn like peak
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Cairn Gorm (also commonly referred to as Cairngorm) is a mountain in the Scottish Highlands overlooking Strathspey and the town of Aviemore. At an elevation of 1,244 m (4,081 ft) it is one of the ten highest summits in the United Kingdom. It has given its name to the whole range, although these hills are properly known as Am Monadh Ruadh (the Red Hills) rather than the Cairngorms. Cairn Gorm is the most prominent of the Cairngorm mountains in the view from Speyside, but it is not the highest, that honour falling to Ben Macdui.

Much of the north-western slopes of the mountain are given over to downhill skiing developments concentrated in Coire Cas. As well as ski tows and bulldozed tracks this corrie is also now home to a controversial funicular railway.

The next corrie south of Coire Cas, Coire an t-Sneachda, is separated from the skiing area by a ridge known as Fiacaill a'Choire Chais. The southern side of Cairn Gorm overlooks the remote loch known as Loch Avon (pronounced Loch A'an) which is generally regarded as the very heart of the

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Cairn Gorm is Seventy-Three

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