Night Walk: 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.

Setting off at around 7pm on the Friday 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.


27 - 28 August, 2021

Group size

Limited to 8 people


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


£60 per person
The full amount is payable via Bank Transfer to secure a place. Please take the time to read our cancellation policy.

Walking Grade

Level 7
See more about our fitness grading.


Starting and returning at the Cairngorm Mountain Ski Centre car park. Final meeting location and time will be confirmed by your guide.

Enquire & Book

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.