Ben Macdui is now often tackled from the north with Cairn Gorm as shown here due to the ski centre car park giving a 650 metre starting point. This is probably the easiest route of ascent (distance wise) starting from the Coire Cas car park at the foot of Cairngorm Ski Centre by way of a path that leads up over slowly rising moorland. There is however several km across an exposed plateau to reach a col]]> 550 Parking Area 640 Waypoint 780 Dot 900 Dot 950 Waypoint 990 Dot 1050 Dot 1070 Waypoint 1244 Summit 1240 Waypoint 1130 Waypoint 1110 Dot 1090 Dot 1120 Dot 1176 Dot 1120 Waypoint 1130 Dot 1150 Dot 1130 Dot 1140 Dot 1130 Waypoint 1140 Dot 1170 Dot 1240 Waypoint 1280 Dot 1309 Cairn Gorm. One possible alternative route follows the path coming up from Loch Etchachan. This loch may be reached by from Loch Avon to the north or by coming up from Glen Derry to the South. Other routes include coming over Derry Cairngorm, or via the Lairig Ghru pass, which lies to the west of Ben Macdui. Before the production of accurate maps of Scotland in the nineteenth century it was not known for certain that Ben Nevis was the highest point in Britain, and it was often thought that Ben Macdui might be the higher. After Ben Nevis was confirmed as the higher there were plans by some locals to build a cairn on the summit of Ben Macdui sufficient to bring its height above that of the Lochaber peak, though these plans did not come to fruition. All routes onto Ben Macdui are long days by Scottish standards. When coming from the south it is common to make use of a bicycle to cover the 4 km (2½ mi) separating the road end at Linn of Dee from Derry Lodge at the southern end of the massif. It is claimed that Ben Macdui is the home of Am Fear Liath Mòr (the "big grey man of Ben Macdui"). Opinion is divided as to the substance behind this reported phenomenon, which it is claimed resembles either a Brocken spectre or a yeti.]]> Summit 1280 Waypoint 1240 Dot 1170 Dot 1140 Dot 1130 Dot 1140 Dot 1130 Dot 1150 Dot 1130 Waypoint 1120 Dot 950 Waypoint 930 Waypoint 920 Dot 900 Waypoint 810 Dot 740 Dot 650 Dot 640 Parking Area 550 Parking Area 550 Parking Area 640 Waypoint 780 Dot 900 Dot 950 Waypoint 990 Dot 1050 Dot 1070 Waypoint 1244 Summit 1240 Waypoint 1130 Waypoint 1110 Dot 1090 Dot 1120 Dot 1176 Dot 1120 Waypoint 1130 Dot 1150 Dot 1130 Dot 1140 Dot 1130 Waypoint 1140 Dot 1170 Dot 1240 Waypoint 1280 Dot 1309 Cairn Gorm. One possible alternative route follows the path coming up from Loch Etchachan. This loch may be reached by from Loch Avon to the north or by coming up from Glen Derry to the South. Other routes include coming over Derry Cairngorm, or via the Lairig Ghru pass, which lies to the west of Ben Macdui. Before the production of accurate maps of Scotland in the nineteenth century it was not known for certain that Ben Nevis was the highest point in Britain, and it was often thought that Ben Macdui might be the higher. After Ben Nevis was confirmed as the higher there were plans by some locals to build a cairn on the summit of Ben Macdui sufficient to bring its height above that of the Lochaber peak, though these plans did not come to fruition. All routes onto Ben Macdui are long days by Scottish standards. When coming from the south it is common to make use of a bicycle to cover the 4 km (2½ mi) separating the road end at Linn of Dee from Derry Lodge at the southern end of the massif. It is claimed that Ben Macdui is the home of Am Fear Liath Mòr (the "big grey man of Ben Macdui"). Opinion is divided as to the substance behind this reported phenomenon, which it is claimed resembles either a Brocken spectre or a yeti.]]> Summit 1280 Waypoint 1240 Dot 1170 Dot 1140 Dot 1130 Dot 1140 Dot 1130 Dot 1150 Dot 1130 Waypoint 1120 Dot 950 Waypoint 930 Waypoint 920 Dot 900 Waypoint 810 Dot 740 Dot 650 Dot 640 Parking Area 550 Parking Area