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Name:Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda
Hill number:556
Height:1122m / 3681ft
Parent (Ma):518  Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh]
Parent (SMC):525  Cairn Gorm
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Deleted Munro Top
(xMT)
Grid ref:NH 98853 03290
Summit feature:rock tor
Drop:19m
Col:1103m  NH987030  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
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Started at the ski-centre car park, taking the main path to Ben Macdui via Fiacaill na Leth-choin. Returned over the North Top then the Fiachaill Coire an t-Sneachda ridge. Tasty little ridge in high winds!summitter28/06/2019
From the base at Cairngorm ski centre, we headed out west and south to the base on the Fiacaill Coire An T-Sneachda. This fantastic grade 1 scramble gives amazing veiws over both the Cories an Lochain and T-Sneachda. The scramble was great at times, with climbing moves and very exposed! Once up on Cairn Lochan, we strode out along the plataue, stopping once for some lunch, and made our way up the last ascent to Ben MacDui, the 2nd highest Munro! After taking in the panorama, we b-lined strait towrds the north top, and dropped down to the edge around Loch Avon. Down this side, there were huge patches of snow, we ran, jumped and skied down, we even saw a ski tourist! Coutining round the ridge towards Stob Coire An T-Sneachda, we had to pass a snow birdge, which Jonny broke, and the others had to walk further up! From Fiacaill A' Choire Chais, we had the last 100m shoot up to Cairn Gorm; #7. Some more food, then a long slog down to the top of the Cairngorm Funiculair Mountain Hut, and finByronHaywood20/04/2019
Fiacaill na Leth-choin, Creag an Leth-choin North Top, Creag an Leth-choin [Lurcher's Crag], Cairn Lochan, Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda, Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, Fiacaill a' Choire Chais, Cairn Gorm, Cnap Coire na Spreidhe and Sron a' Cha-no. From the Cairngorm ski centre car park. wonderful day.Alunrees3326/06/2018
On way to Beinn MheadhoinAlastair S29/04/2011
DebsMountain Goat28/04/2011
MK Uisdean2511/03/2011
Early start, climbed in thawing conditions and roping necessary. Topped out following headwall and returned via 1141 and ski lifts.ollismark29/12/2010
Deep snow all the way up the ridge, no windAJones17/02/2010
From the ski centre.Wheelsy17/02/2009
Solo192107/06/2008
With Ian and Joel. I fell off (the west side fortunately). A backwards flip and landed on my feet still holding my axe! Back up and then up to Cairn Lochan.Dangerous Dave03/03/2007
Continued around the ridge from Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, unmarked summit but visited all potential high points just to be sure. yorkie01/09/2006
Interesting scramble route up onto the plateausignyred13/02/2006
1 of 4: From Coire Cas. With Michael.ChrisR23/11/2003
Cairngorm Club bus meet - Cairngorm Traverse. By bus from Aberdeen to the Coire Cas car park (Cairngorm). Solo. Bus journey had been in mist and drizzle, but the weather was now good and remained so all day - high pressure. Dry, warm and quite sunny. Light breeze at times. I climbed Fiacaille Ridge to the summit of Cairn Lochan. Continued to Beinn Mheadhoin and walked out to Linn of Dee.pwbellarby15/09/2002
first ascent, solo climb, interesting snow conditions, wouldn't want to have been in a gully, continued over pt 1176 to pt1141 and down back to the ski centre.rum doodle 21/01/2001
Adventure traing with REME PatPielips01/03/1999
Galltywenallt02/04/1996
Walked up from Lower ski station via Fiacaill a coire cas and its top. In reasonable snow condition, Grade Inordicstar12/05/1995
Cairn Gorm and Bynack More round from Glen More.Eddie01/05/1994
Brian (Central gully climb) SheilaS04/05/1993
Other ascents recorded since whilst climbing.thenomad06/03/1992
Up on chair lift with Cath Heath with our heavy camping / climbing sacks then around the tops before camping at Loch Avon.Chris Pearson16/07/1991
From Coire Cas. Winter Skills Course.ChrisR20/03/1991
Alone on a top bagging trip which was much more pleasant than I had envisaged, even though there was a lot of compass work involved. SS10/06/1990
petey01/01/1990
Easy plateau walk in the days when a cable car to Ptarmigan still allowed access to the fellsRhayader_wander01/07/1989
Bynack More together with a circuit of the Cairn Gorm skyline above the ski centre RHW29/05/1987
I was acting as a client on the Aspirant Guides' Winter climbing assessment based at Glenmore Lodge. With aspirant guide Steve Monks and Winky O' Neil. From Coire Cas skiing area car park to slopes of Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda for ice axe arrest practise followed by climbing Fiacaill Ridge moving together. This was a grade I/II Winter climb. Then to Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, Fiacaill a' Choire Chais and back to the car park. Weather moderate with some mist. A lot of snow.pwbellarby11/02/1987
With whole family, in July but not sure of exact day. Did it again in 2004 with Jeanettedickscroop25/07/1984
MM Uisdean2512/01/1982
JFB, AB Uisdean2515/09/1979
JM, JGA Uisdean2521/08/1977
winter MLC. Glen More Lodge group.Vin24/02/1975
mnixon19/02/2020
govanah03/10/2019
govanah210/03/2019
stooby08/09/2018
Fife Walking01/07/2018
carole engel04/06/2018
TheWanderer2723/01/2018
Conor04/12/2017
alda30/09/2017
Norrie Muir05/08/2017
atreides788715/03/2017
Paul and Terri19/06/2016
Driftwood18/06/2016
hillhunter29/05/2016
cachristiso119/03/2016
Loz_mck03/10/2015