For the easiest summit route I have said 'walk up' but this can be more of an ice climb between December and February. Large amounts of snow accumulate in Winter and a fairly large ski resort sits on the easiest accesible side. The resort sits between 2100 and 3900ft.
Summary: A daunting challenge in Winter-Remember it is Scotlands 5th highest mountain with the summit at 4085ft (1245m).
|Best months for climbing:||Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Nearest major airport:||Glasgow|
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There are 6 trip reports for Cairn Gorm.
- Log #12971 - by
Dave Rogers on Jan 28, 2004Complete white-out,cleared at the summit slightly,stopped in the restaurant on way down for coffee!!
- Log #12972 - by
Cheat on Apr 23, 2003I went up by the chairlift, should I claim it as one of my munros? Its still a 400 ft climb and I went on to Ben Macdui.
- Log #12973 - by
Marquess and Janell on June 17, 2001total whiteout with snow on and off. Dang, couldn't see a thing.
- Log #12974 - by Phil Hollywood on May 14, 2001Beautiful day - blazing sunshine, virtually windless. From the car-park, up the eastern shoulder of Coire an t'Sneachda, kicking steps in the snow, then up the final scree-slope to the top. As...
- Log #12975 - by Henry Dean on Mar 27, 2001i summited for the first time in white-out conditions and 70mph winds. the conditions were daunting, but the peak is lovely - football shaped.
- Log #12976 - by
Brendan S. Howard on Aug 20, 2001Majestic views in Winter with huge plains of snow.