A couple of weeks ago we had a team get-together. We wanted to get far away from the world of tech and do something to take us out of our comfort zone. So we headed north to the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, to trek 45km from Aviemore to Braemar, through the Lairig Ghru.

The Lairig Ghru is one of Scotland’s most famous mountain passes. It cuts through the Cairngorm plateau with Scotland’s second highest peak, Ben Macdui, to the west, and the third, fourth and fifth highest peaks to the east. You can tackle the route from either direction but we caught the train to Aviemore, stayed at the Aviemore Bunkhouse, and after a great evening fuelling up at the Old Bridge Inn, headed off through Rothiemurchus Forest. Here are some pics with our highlights.


Head of Managed Services, Alan, makes a much needed brew


A world away from the office


The AgileCadence team by the Pools of Dee, Lairig Ghru

Taking a break by the Pools of Dee


Setting up the camp fire


The mighty Devil’s Point towers above Corrour Bothy where we camped overnight


So long Lairig Ghru – we’ll be back!


On the path to the Linn of Dee, followed by the final stretch to Braemar