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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This is Loch Morlich, at the foot of the Cairngorms and in the heart of the national park.
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.
Strathclyde Police Mountain Rescue were training nearby and were able to respond quickly, and Killin Mountain Rescue, Cairngorm Ski Patrol and an RAF rescue helicopter quickly followed.
A CairnGorm Mountain spokeswoman said: "Unfortunately, we lost power to the complete site and we were in darkness.
And visitors flocked to Cairngorm Mountain centre for early snow.
But the Cairngorm and RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Teams did not locate the couple for four hours because of poor visibility.
Cairngorm, Glenshee and The Lecht sit among the towering peaks of the Cairngorm mountains.
Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team were involved in two rescues - getting one man off a hillside - getting one man off a hillside after a fall.
Whenever he was on holiday, he would camp in the Cairngorms.
The skiing was back on come day three, but as we took the funicular train which would carry us up the mountain, tutor Jamie invoked an old adage from the Scots pine-flanked parts: "If you can learn to ski in the Cairngorms today, you can ski anywhere in the world.
Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team found him in freezing temperatures dressed only in running kit.
They spoke out ahead of a vote next week on plans for a windfarm near the Cairngorms National Park.