Which way up Ben Macdui from the north?

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  • Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    As it says really. Wondering which of the paths to take to get to the summit? Read the feature in issue 63 by Sunny but looking for a bit more detail. Also has the descent off Carb Ban Mor been spoiled/sanitized?

    Premier Icon Sanny
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    It depends! Riding beneath the Corries makes for more hike a bike while the track up to the cafe near the summit of Cairngorm is more rideable but a bit dull. At the summit of Cairngorm, there is a bit of a drop tthen a nice traverse and final push onto MacDui.

    Carn ban mor has indeed been sanitized in the same way that the bottom part of Bynack Mor has been. I have to say that as both a walker and a biker, the Bynack Mor track sucks. The reverse water bars kill the descent to some extent though perhaps that was the design brief? Who knows!

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    What about Miadan Creag an Leth choin?

    Premier Icon Sanny
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    It’s the more hikey hikey option of the two main ways up. It’s a new style improved path which then gets you some great views down the Lairig Ghru. It may well make for a fun return trip if you want to do a shortish day.

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    Cheers for that, I’ll put it to the committee.

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