Guided winter hike over Cairngorm and Ben Macdui

In the heart of the Cairngorms are vast plateaux above huge cliffs, dark corries and long passes. To the east of the famed Lairig Ghru pass are two of Scotland's highest mountains - Ben Macdui and Cairngorm. Possibly the best time of year tol hike over these is in winter when the cliffs are at their most impressive and where the ptarmigan in their winter plumage and snow bunting bound around. Winter also makes for tricky navigation, so let one of our guides do the hard work for you to reach the summits of these two impressive Munros.

At a glance

  • A winter day hillwalking up high mountains in the Cairngorms
  • Hike along vast mountin plateaux east of the famed Lairig Ghru
  • Bag the Munros summits of Cairngorm and Ben Macdui, two of the higherst mountains in Scotland
  • Reach superb vantage points from where expansive views over the Cairngorms can be savoured
  • Spot wildlife, including ptarmigan, snow-bunting and possibly reindeer !
  • Join a small group led by an experienced leader with a good knowledge of the wildlife, flora and geology

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General info

A day of guided winter mountain hiking in the Cairngorms with one of our experienced and qualified leaders.

Your guide will know the remote area well and be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:6.

Outline of trip

Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

Winter day hiking over vast plateaux to the summits of Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

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Trip photos

Summit of Cairngorm
Walking in on the path below Coire an t-Sneachda
Hiking on the Cairngorm plateau
Ben Macdui summit
Snow bunting
Cairngorm from Loch Morlich

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