Ben Macdui with Cairn Gorm

Summary for Ben Macdui with Cairn Gorm

Ben Macdui with Cairn Gorm is a route in “The ” region / range which is located in the area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:52 am
Sunset 3:25 pm
6 hours 33 minutes(s) daylight
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Britains Second Highest Peak

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Route points for Ben Macdui with Cairn Gorm

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH98840605144° SE0.12 (0.12)Start from the Cairngorm Ski Centre Car Park
NH9891059496° E0.4 (0.52)Take the path which leads up eastern side
NH99890569135° SE0.41 (0.93)Continue ascending upto The Ptarmigan Restaurant
NJ00400492169° S0.88 (1.81)From The Ptarmigan Restaurant ascend onto the summit of Cairn Corm
NJ005040246° WSW0.11 (1.92)The summit Cairn Gorm - 1244 ( metres)
NJ00440400251° WSW0.43 (2.35)Descend steeply to col
NJ00030388221° SW0.31 (2.66)From the col head over some ups & downs along the ridge eventually onto a top
NH996029252° WSW0.62 (3.28)Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda
NH99050277184° S0.31 (3.59)From a col descend on path
NH98210112159° SSE0.34 (3.93)Pass a small lochan and head along the path
NN98699938144° SE0.29 (4.22)Ascend onto the summit of Ben Macdui
NN989989332° NNW0.21 (4.43)164
NN98859914324° NW0.29 (4.72)Return by the same line of ascent back to the Col on the ridge
NH99020246N0.31 (5.03)Ascend upto the col a descend on the other side
NH9906030548° NE0.23 (5.26)Descend steeply down to Lochan
NH9924032014° NNE0.32 (5.58)Pass the Lochan and head for path
NH99130376338° NNW0.68 (6.26)Continue along path
NH98910594324° NW0.12 (6.38)Contine back to Cairngorm Ski Centre Car Park
NH98840605175° S0 (6.38)Cairngorm Ski Centre Car Park
Munros covered on Ben Macdui with Cairn Gorm
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
6 1244 Cairn Gorm Blue cairn like peak Cairn Gorm