Cairngorms


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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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As well as being the windiest place in Britain, the Cairngorms is also the coldest: a temperature of -272[degrees]C has been recorded on two occasions (in 1895 and 1982) in the village of Braemar.
"People from everywhere were brought in, from Cairngorm mountain rescue, ski patrol, engineers, a whole range of people went in there as rapidly as they possibly could and worked incredibly hard, digging to try and locate the casualties as quickly as possible.
David Rutledge, of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, said the 999 crew had reports of "multiple burials".
A seven strong team from Ogwen Valley and a member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were in the Cairngorms on avalanche training.
It was on the A9 that snakes past the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland that uncle Jon had his encounter with the unknown.
Work on the troubled CairnGorm Mountain funicular railway will begin in May, operators revealed yesterday - as a new tourist attraction was officially launched.
Lynn said: "My family and I are distraught and are desperate for everyone in the Cairngorms area to please look out for him.
In a separate incident earlier this month, three men survived falling 150 metres in an avalanche in the Coire an t-Sneachda area of the Cairngorms. The men, who were wearing helmets, were airlifted to hospital with leg injuries.
A CairnGorm Mountain spokeswoman said: "Unfortunately, we lost power to the complete site and we were in darkness.
A man died in Loch na Gar, Aberdeenshire in the Cairngorm mountains, an area which was made famous by the Prince of Wales in his book The Old Man of Lochnagar.
Highlife Breaks offer a wide range of ski package deals ranging from pounds 16.50 per night to five-night Ski Packs starting from pounds 295 per person at Aviemore in the Cairngorms.