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  • Day6

    Beaten Back by the Cairngorms

    July 13 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We picked our mate Sam (a fellow Nicaragua trekking guide) up from Edinburgh Airport and drove a couple of hours north to the Cairngorms National Park. We paid our 2 quid and had a nice night in a quiet night in a car park ready for an early start the next day. Unfortunately we set off in drizzle which got progressively worse
    the higher up we climbed (on the 3rd highest peak in Scotland) . Apparently its one of the most spectacular walks in the UK but after nearing the top we baled from the horrible 45° rain and headed down again. The lower we got the nicer it was and we ended up walking nearly as far as planned but in the opposite direction. After grabbing a shower and a beer we dropped Sam off at Aviemore Station and headed back to the 'car park' that rivalled some of the best camp spots in the US.
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