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Definition of CAIRNGORM MOUNTAINS
range of the Grampians NE cen Scotland; highest point Ben Macdhui 4296 feet (1309 m)
Mountain range, northeastern Scotland. It is located in the Highlands between the Spey and Dee river valleys; its highest peak is Ben Macdui, at 4,296 ft (1,309 m) the second-highest (after Ben Nevis) in the British Isles. Since World War II winter sports have developed in the area. It is a chief source of the cairngorm variety of quartz.