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Climate influences everything that happens on Cairn Gorm Mountain.  It can be extreme (some of the UK's highest windspeeds have been recorded here), and variable (literally four seasons in one day!).

Being prepared for and knowing what the conditions on the mountain are going to be like is essential for everyone visiting this place - humans are far less able to cope with the weather than the animals who have adapted to live here all year round!

Check out Geoff Monk weather forecast before you set off!