cairngorm


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cairngorm

a smoky yellow, grey, or brown variety of quartz, used as a gemstone

cairngorm

[′kern‚gȯrm]
(mineralogy)
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In 10 or 20 years the Cairngorms are also likely to lose their summer snow caps, threatening species such as the tiny alpine bird the snow bunting.
We have since found it again two or three times in the Cairngorms and it has recently been discovered in Norway.
As any hillwalker knows, even in June the Cairngorms can turn into an ice-cold hell.
The man, in his 40s, was leading the group up a vertical cliff in the Cairngorms.
His brother Noel is another Cairngorm Ski Club star competing at St Moritz while their friend Ross Green, who learned his trade on the centre's slopes, made the grade for the event but is out with an injured knee.
Purpose-built among the beauty of Strathmashie Forest at Laggan Bridge, Newtonmore, Wolftrax offers a challenging blend of technical (ie you fall off onto hardy Cairngorm granite) and thrilling (ie you fall off onto a boggy carpet of pines) cycling.
Beers such as Cairngorm Ale, Ruthven Ale, Murdoch and Sheepshagger Gold from the Cairngorm Brewing Company.
The tragedy came as the search for a walker feared dead in the Cairngorms was called off.
A SCOTS climber who survived two nights in freezing blizzards on the Cairngorms last night vowed: "I'll head out again tomorrow.
Fiona Smith, one of herders at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, said: "This donation could not have come at a better time as we are preparing for the Christmas holiday, which is our busiest time of the year.
Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), as the owner of Scotland~s busiest snow sports centre at Cairngorm Mountain, is looking to purchase a number of items of specialist equipment to support the continuing success of this outdoor attraction.
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.