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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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.
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.
30pm involving police, Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, search and rescue dogs, RAF Lossiemouth's mountain rescue team and a helicopter.
Two climbers are missing in an avalanche in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland.
A pilot whose body was found in the wreckage of a missing aircraft off Cairngorm Mountain in Scotland was a Midland property developer, it emerged yesterday.
For eight hours the crew helped search for the missing plane whose wreckage was discovered on Cairngorm Mountain, with a man's body inside.
Emergency services launched a wide-scale search and the wreckage of an aircraft was today discovered on Cairngorm Mountain, just over half a mile from the Funicular Railway.
Britain's only reindeer herd, now numbering around 140, was established in the 1950s in the Cairngorms and at Glenlivet some 30 miles away, when Swedish herder Mikel Utsi reintroduced the animals to Scotland.
The reindeer, which are hired for the day from the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, drew more than 4,000 people to the market town on their first visit in 1999.
Tomorrow, northern Scotland can expect blizzard conditions at times over the Highlands and large snowfalls for the Cairngorms exposed to the northerly winds.
Our trip on the funicular railway with the stunning scenery around us inspired us to go on one of the guided walks organised in the Cairngorms National Park.
Snow still IN SCOTLAND covered runs at high altitudes in the Cairngorms National Park.