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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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Subsequent efforts to trace Mr Moorhouse during the course of yesterday failed to locate the missing 46-year-old, with officers continuing to search alongside the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.
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.
Reporting from the Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands - from the National Trust's Mar Lodge to be precise - they are also roaming around a bit further afield.
MANKIND was active in the Cairngorm mountains thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
Mar Lodge Estate on the eastern edge of the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland is home to golden eagles, black grouse, otters, pine martens and red squirrels, and temperatures nearby have been recorded as low as minus 27.2 degrees Celsius.
The 2mm black Christii fly was found under the bark of dead aspen trees in the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland during research for a new book - Nature Of The Cairngorms.
Instead Scotland's players will go on an outward bound course in the Cairngorm Mountains and spend a week in the Midlands in mid-April where they will use net facilities at Edgbaston.
Construction is under way at Aviemore in the shadow of the imposing Cairngorm Mountains and along the banks of the River Spey.
CAIRNGORM MOUNTAINS I shall leave tonight from Newcastle By the 7.30pm 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.