Ben Macdui

June 3, 2011

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Ben Macdui is Scotland's second highest mountain. On this day of sweltering summer sunshine, we decided to tackle the summit from the Glen More side, starting from the Cairngorm ski centre. We took the path that heads west and ascends the west ridge of Coir an Lochain to the plateau, then walked round to Lochan Buidhe. Thereafter it is just a steady 40 minute ascent to the summit of Macdui.

Cairngorm from Loch Morlich
Bypassing the Coire an Lochain Cliffs en route to the plateau
Coire an Lochain
Lairig Ghru and Pools of Dee
Relaxing near Lochain Buidhe
Summit of Ben Macdui
Picnickers near the summit of Ben Macdui
Panorama of the western Cairngorms from Ben Macdui
On the plateau between Ben Macdui and Cairngorm
Loch Avon and the Shelter Stone Crag
Loch Morlich from Cairngorm
Coir an t-Sneachda Crags
Granite Crags on the Corrie Rim