Ben Macdui 

Sunset to Sunrise

Join us for a night walk, leaving in time to witness the sunset on the Cairngorm Mountain plateau before summiting Ben Macdui in darkness and descending into the morning sunrise.

03 – 04 August, 2024

Personal walking gear including waterproofs, boots and warm clothing. We will provide hot drinks, but you will need to provide your own breakfast, any personal snacks and cold drinks. You will also need a head torch with spare batteries. Please see our Equipment page for more details.

Cairngorm Mountain car park.

Minimum Grade 6 
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Pricing and Booking
£65 per person.

This price includes guiding and hot drinks. The full amount is payable to secure your place. Please take the time to read our cancellation policy.

Group Size
Limited to 8 people

Setting off at around 7pm on the Saturday night from the Cairngorm Ski Centre Carpark, we will head onto the Cairngorm Plateau. As we do so we will witness the last light of the day and the sun setting at approximately 9pm. As we ascend into darkness, we will use torches and night navigation skills to summit the highest mountain in the Cairngorms, Ben Macdui.

At this time of year in the Cairngorms, the nights are short so it won’t be long until we are able to witness the sun rising again. Before this happens we will make time to appreciate the night skies with opportunities for night photography and, if we’re lucky, to witness the natural phenomenon of noctilucent clouds.

Before we head back down to the car park, we take time to enjoy the setting with hot drinks (brewed by your guide) This is a great opportunity to have a wee blether and take in the dawn from an elevated mountain setting.

Enquire and Book

Book and pay via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account.

Alternatively, you can book and pay via bank transfer using the below form.

Please note: This is a booking request form and doesn’t guarantee your place(s) until we get back to you with confirmation. At this point you will be also sent an invoice for payment via Bank Transfer which then secures your place(s). We update the places available manually and always aim to do this as soon as we can to avoid disappointment.

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