Cairngorm Mountains

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Cairn·gorm Mountains

 (kârn′gôrm′)
A range of the Grampian Mountains in central Scotland rising to 1,309 m (4,295 ft) at Ben Macdui. It is a popular winter sports area.

Cairngorm Mountains

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(Placename) a mountain range of NE Scotland: part of the Grampians. Highest peak: Ben Macdui, 1309 m (4296 ft); designated a national park in 2003. Also called: the Cairngorms
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O'Dowd's was not the least splendid amongst these, and she had a curl on her forehead, and a set of Irish diamonds and Cairngorms, which outshone all the decorations in the house, in her notion.
O'Dowd's large Cairngorm brooch and superb Irish diamonds, and wouldn't believe that they were not from Golconda direct.
And then he led away the talk to their home in Devonshire, and the red, bright earth, and the deep green combes, and the peat streams like cairngorm pebbles, and the wild moor with its high, cloudy tors for a giant background to the picture, till Tom got jealous, and stood up for the clear chalk streams, and the emerald water meadows and great elms and willows of the dear old royal county, as he gloried to call it.
In each of the sisters there was one trait of the mother--and only one; the thin and pallid elder daughter had her parent's Cairngorm eye: the blooming and luxuriant younger girl had her contour of jaw and chin--perhaps a little softened, but still imparting an indescribable hardness to the countenance otherwise so voluptuous and buxom.
This is the Cairngorms, in the northern Highlands of Scotland and what would have been a pretty straightforward walk on a more benign day had become a lesson in the fickleness of the weather.
In a separate incident in the Cairngorms near Aviemore, Invernessshire, Mr Iain Simpson, aged 51, of Long Row, Halbeath, Dunfermline, Fife, died of head injuries he received in a fall at the Coire An't Sneachda area.
Due to climate change, the Cairngorms is the only place in the UK where the reindeer can live comfortably.
30am in the Coire an t–Sneachda area of the Cairngorms.
In the most serious incident, a 25-year-old suffered major injuries at The Crags near to the Shelter Stone in the Cairngorms.
The light aircraft, which is thought to have originated from Halfpenny Green Airfield in Bobbington, Staffordshire, disappeared off the radar as it was crossing the Cairngorms, south-east of Glenmore Forest in the Scottish Highlands, on Saturday morning.
The Cairngorms Partnership is the local host and has arranged a visit on the funicular railway run by the Cairngorm Mountain Railway to the newly-built building on the mountain, " says Mr Huws.