Cairn Gorm

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Cairn Gorm Trip Report (#12974)

Beautiful 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 usual, I imagined I was Edmund Hilary, until I came across a lady of some 70 years, dressed in shorts and a thin jumper, putting on crampons to descend the snowfield. She wouldn't normally bother with the crampons, but her hip had been playing up a bit!

From the summit cairn, descending northward, the whole mountainside was a depressing building site for the unwanted Cairngorm Funicular.

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