According to the Rev William Forsyth, one of John Roy’s men took the ‘Green Banner of Kincardine’ to the summit of Cairngorm on the anniversary of the Raising of the Standard at Glenfinnan 19th August.
Anail a’ Ghaidheil, air a’ mhullach
Walk to the summit of Cairngorm
Saturday 20th August 2016
Meet at Cairngorm Coire Cas Car Park, outside the Ranger Office, at 10.45am.Â We wait for the bus which arrives at 10.54Â before setting off.
Please let us know you are coming, email: info [at] johnroystuart.org.ukÂ (see form below)
The walk is over rough terrain. Bring your own Map and compass â you will need OS 1:50 sheet 36 or OS 1: 25 Explorer sheet 403 and a compass, and know how to use it.
Walking boots are needed and waterproof jacket and trousers, warm clothes, hat & gloves, midge repellent & sunscreen.Â Donât forget your lunch & water to drink.
Dogs must be kept on the lead.
Persons improperly clad or equipped will be advised NOT to take part.
The Route – see sketch map
From Coire Cas Car Park up a steep and rocky path onto SrĂ˛n an Aonaich (Windy Ridge), pausing for a snack somewhere.Â Continue to the Ptarmigan,Â and then by the Marquisâ Well,to the summit of Cairngorm for the Ceremony of Unfurling the Banner, and giving the commemorative toasts.
We may return via Ciste Mhairead to observe the lingering snow patch there, (some folk like lunch there), then over to the Ptarmigan, where there is the option for any who wish to descend by the Funicular (cost about ÂŁ6 adult). Otherwise retrace the ascent route.
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