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Cairngorms

(kârngôrmz`, kârn`gôrmz), group of mountains forming part of the Grampian Mts, in Highland, Moray, and Aberdeenshire, central Scotland, between the Dee and the upper Spey rivers; they rise to c.4,300 ft (1,310 m). The name cairngorm is given to an ornamental yellow or brown quartz found in the mountains. The group includes the peaks Ben MacduiBen Macdui
or Ben Macdhui
, Gaelic Beinn Muic Duibhe, peak, 4,296 ft (1,309 m) high, Moray, Scotland, in the Cairngorm Mts.; second highest peak in Scotland.
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, Braeriach, Cairn Toul, and Cairn Gorm. A winter sports industry centered in the town of Aviemore has developed since World War II. The Cairngorms National Park, 1,466 sq mi (3,797 sq km), est. 2003, includes the mountains and surrounding areas and is the largest national park in Great Britain and one of the largest in Europe.
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Dr Rowan and Professor Glasser, alongside colleagues from the University of Exeter and Plymouth University in the UK, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and the Idaho National Laboratory in the USA, used a numerical glaciological model to simulate Little Ice Age glaciers in the Cairngorm Mountains, allowing them to calculate how much cooler and snowier the weather must have been to cause these glaciers to form.
Police search teams scouring the scene with the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, the RAF and sniffer dogs found one of them - a man - who was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The search was called off on Saturday night, but resumed on Sunday with Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and two RAF teams along with a rescue helicopter.
Yesterday the wreckage of the plane, which had left from Carlisle airport, was discovered on Cairngorm Mountain, with the body of a male inside.
The Cairngorm Mountain Railway runs almost two miles to a spot near Cairn Gorm's summit where there's an exhibition, gift shop, and a terrace with a view across the Highlands.
Thomas competed in the J2 junior mushers event run in the Glenmore forest at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains.
In the splendour of the Highlands there are five major ski areas - the Glencoe and Nevis Range near Fort William, and Cairngorm, Glenshee and The Lecht in the Cairngorm mountains.
Gravity-powered soapbox racing on the longest, fastest and most testing course in Britain, in the spectacular setting of the majestic Cairngorm mountains.
Our short stay in Inverness - known as the "gateway to the Highlands" - took in the Cairngorm Mountains, Loch Ness and the historic Culloden battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army was crushed by government forces.
A real slice of Glenbogle-style outdoors life can be sampled throughout the beautiful, visitor-friendly Rothiemurchus Estate whose 9,700 hectares encompass all the natural wonders of the Highland landscape ( from the ancient island castle of Loch an Eilean to the ancient Caledonian woods climbing high into the Cairngorm mountains.
Construction is under way at Aviemore in the shadow of the imposing Cairngorm Mountains and along the banks of the River Spey.
It is run around Loch Morlich, in the Forest of Cairngorm mountains near the Aviemore resort.