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Ben Macdui, Cairngorm, Scotland, Guided Ascents | Scotland

Ben Macdui, Cairngorm, Scotland, Guided Ascents

Join one of our guides on a wonderful full day adventure to the summits of both Ben Macdui and Cairngorm in the highlands of Scotland.




Grampian Mountains


1 Day


May - Sep






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  • Hike on the plateau in the Cairngorm national park.
  • Trek to the summits of Ben Macdui and the Cairngorm peaks.
  • See and experience the beauty of the Scottish highlands.


In a single day, we would like to guide you to the summits of Ben Macdui (1,309m) and the Cairngorm peak (1,245m).

Located in the Scottish Highlands, in the Cairngorm National Park, these two peaks offer some fantastic climbs. And from their summits, you will get to enjoy some sensational views of the stunning highlands of northern Scotland.

In the midst of the Cairngorm mountains, both of the peaks you will get to climb on this trip are positioned in a wild region. With no nearby cities to speak of, you will feel like you are in a different time. And in the case of Ben Macdui, the summit is even said to be haunted by the Old Grey Man, further adding to the mystique of the isolated area where the peak is located.

Throughout the trip, we will be crossing an enormous plateau. Our trek will stretch to approximately 18 kilometers, with 900 meters of ascent. As a result of the distance covered, participants should be in good physical condition. However, because the climbs are not technical, no mountaineering experience is necessary.

With a relatively easy, and incredibly scenic path that will take you across the plateau, this trek is amazing. And with the hike culminating at the summits of 2 great peaks, you will have an experience you will never forget. To enjoy it for yourself, just send us a request.

We also offer a 1 day intro level rock climbing course in the Cairngorm national park.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Dunain Park Hotel Inverness United Kingdom
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Glen Mhor Hotel & Apartments Inverness United Kingdom
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Columba Hotel Inverness United Kingdom
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