travel 19 HARD CORE Cairngorms Ben Macdui
is the second highest peak in Britain after Ben Nevis.
RISKING THEIR LIVES Mario and his team on another rescue mission on Ben MacDui
in the Cairngorms
He said: "There have been hard moments where the pain and fatigue has hit us all but there have also been spectacular moments; for example being track by dolphins while kayaking, being doubled over in laughter while spending down time with the team or reaching the top of Ben MacDui
I reckoned a midnight start from Braemar would allow me to circuit Ben Macdui
and Derry Cairngorm comfortably and get back to ground level before the next storm blew in.
30pm train And from Perth in the early morning I shall see the hills again From the summit of Ben Macdui
I shall watch the gathering storm And see the crisp snow lying At the back of Cairngorm I shall see the mists of Brochan And pass by the Lairig Ghru To look on dark Loch Fannich From the heights of Sgorin Dubh And from the broken barns of Bynack I shall see the sunrise gleam On the forehead of Ben Rinnes And Strathspey, awake from dream And in the dusk of the evening I shall find once more alone The dark waters of the green loch And the pass beyond Ryvan For tonight, I leave from Newcastle And leave the world behind Who has the hills as a lover Will find thon, wondrous kind.
Events were -athletics, assault courses (really tough ones), cross country runs, rowing, swimming, road walking, map reading, mountaineering in the Cairngorms -climbed Ben Macdui
, the second highest mountain in Scotland (4,300 feet) it was covered in snow, as was the terrain surrounding it.
, at 4,295ft, is the highest peak within the UK National Parks 14) New Forest - est 2005, 220sq mi.
The ridge and summits of Cairn Gorm and its neighbour Ben Macdui
- at 1,309m the second-highest peak in Scotland - looked a little forbidding in this ferocious wind, so a short walk to Coire an t-Sneachda, one of Scotland's major ice-climbing areas, seemed more sensible.
Four hillwalkers had to be rescued after they got stranded in heavy blizzards on the plateau of Ben Macdui
in the Cairngorm mountain range.
Four hillwalkers needed to be rescued after getting stranded in heavy blizzards on the plateau of Ben Macdui
in Scotland's Cairngorm mountain range yesterday, following the winter's first heavy snowfall.
For the serious hiker, a trip up Ben Macdui
, the highest point of the Cairngorm Plateau and the second highest peak in the UK, completes the challenge of the festival.
In 2001, two American F15C jets disappeared from the radar while they were on a training flight near the summit of Ben Macdui