Day tour - Cairn Gorm 4 Tops

Event - Tachartas

This is an ultra-classic of Scottish ski touring and a must do for everyone.  You must do it.  

The four tops are Cairn Gorm, Ben Macduic, Cairn Toul and Braeriach.  

The five tops also take in Càrn Bàn Mòr but this is actually easier as you don't have to get back to the Cairn Gorm carpark. 

5th April 2018 - Info from Mike:

First, I won't able to come as i knocked my ankle bone at work today. It's swollen pretty badly so I'm gutted. 

Re the Four Tops, my feeling is that the descent to the Lairig Ghru would be risky with a Category 3 avalanche risk. The west aspects are all about 35 degrees and the plateau rims will be loaded.  Also, with a freezing level of 1200m the snow lower down will be very slushy. A long journey over wet snow will be extremely hard work. My suggestion then is for a high tour from Cairn Gorm to Macdui via Garbh Uisge Mor. This high corrie faces southeast and should be in excellent condition. The carpark will be heaving so early start essential. 

You'll need to contact the Facebook group to arrange meeting up. I think Monika and Sonya Anderson will also be attending. 

Have a great day. The Four Tops should still be on for later in the season. 


Time - Uair

Depart Inverness at 0730

Meeting location - Àite-coinneachaidh

Tesco Inshes, Inverness, Meet Cairn Gorm (Coire Cas) car park at 0900

Cost - Cosgais

Free although you should be prepared to contribute to fuel costs.  

Please register at the bottom of this page.  

Information - Fiosrachadh

Only time will tell how successful this trip will be.   

Contact - Leig fios

Mike - 07500668449

Event Properties

Event Date 07-04-2018
Event End Date 07-04-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
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