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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.
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.
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.
CAIRNGORM MOUNTAINS I shall leave tonight from Newcastle By the 7.
Gravity-powered soapbox racing on the longest, fastest and most testing course in Britain, in the spectacular setting of the majestic Cairngorm mountains.
The alarm was raised just before 11am when Mr Key lost contact with air traffic control as he flew over 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.
There's golf at the Spey Valley Championship Course - nestled at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains - snow sports on the mountains, mountain-biking and white water-rafting.
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.