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Name:Derry Cairngorm
Hill number:539
Height:1155m / 3789ft
Parent (Ma):518  Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh]
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Submarilyn, Murdo
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,sMa,Mur)
Grid ref:NO 01735 98023
Summit feature:northern of two cairns
Drop:141m
Col:1014m  NO012989  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36 43
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
Observations:cairns are about 50m apart
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 492 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With its tops, Creagan a Choire Etchachan and Sgurr an Lochan Uaine.Peterb04/08/2018
From camp at Loch Etchachan after round of Beinn Mheadhoin tops with C on way back To Linn of Dee. Great weather.PeterD27/05/2018
With ChristineKeith9923/05/2018
With Keithchristine9923/05/2018
Carn Crom, Little Cairngorm, Derry Cairngormkeithouk15/02/2018
Long walk in from Ski centre car park. Cold and clear. Almost to Ben MacDui - then turned East. Snow powdery in places made going hard. Hard neve elsewhere - above 1000m for most of the day. Nav'd off the plateaux in the darkwychwood09/02/2018
48 - A second night at Bob Scott's bothy, waking up to glorious blue skies, and snow almost down to the valley floor. Did this round with Carn, Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm in 8hrs from the bothy.huwthomas04/02/2018
With Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn, Beinn Mheadhoin from Linn of DeeGeoff Briggs06/10/2017
Up from Little Cairngorm. Solo.Dangerous Dave19/09/2017
With club, started with Derry Cairngorm then onto Cairn a' MhaimJamesSDonald09/09/2017
Apart from being very windy it was otherwise very nice day. Managed to get blown over on the descent so decided to leave the other mountains to the following day. Overnight in the Hutchison Memorial Hut. Very cosy but fortunately not crowded; played cards with father and his young daughter.Chris Terrey 17/07/2017
Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm from Linn of Dee,cycling into Derry Lodge. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/05/2017
Pat, GeraldineChris Blake14/05/2017
Climbed with WC, 3rd and final of the day, ~10.5 hours.AC-OFWC07/05/2017
Linn of Dee to Derry Cairngorm via Derry Lodge, on to the two Munro tops, then over to Beinn Mheadoin and its two Munro tops, return from Loch Etchachan along Glen Derrykdbennett23/10/2016
Lovely day out in perfect conditions with Ewan Clark and Ella. Cycled almost to Hutchison Hut from Linn of Dee carpark. Onto Beinn Mheadhoin then Derry Cairngorm, then its shoulder to bikes then cycled back out. 31k; 1300m; 8 hoursalexmaclennan06/09/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac24/08/2016
Start and finish in Lin of Dee. Loop Carn a'Mhaim, Ben MacDui, Cairn Gorm, Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm.gandrew21/05/2016
Ascent from glen luibeg after approach to macdui prevented by burn in spateRon Rees Davies10/05/2016
Cycled from Linn of Dee to the new Derry Lodge footbridge, ascent via Carn Crom and back down via the good path that was sadly not shown on our 1:50k OS map...jonbowyer03/10/2015
On return route from Macdhui back to Derry lodgeRoblex19/08/2015
climbed with Macdui & Carn a'Mhaim - longish day in good weather. With MikeFCMark19/08/2015
Dad and Davidamelialloyd24/05/2015
with Dale and Rachaelrambler_gary17/05/2015
6 Munros East of Lairig Ghru. Day 55 of 59 for all Munros. 32km, +/-2900m, 11 hours 30.PGCE15/05/2015
Started at Corrour Bothy. Carn a'Mhaim - Derry Cairngorm - Ben Macdui - Cairn Gorm.tomd411/10/2014
Return from Ben MacduiOwain G24/08/2014
Quite a long walk from the last Munro. Calm and clear. Now back to the bike at Derry Lodge.Play2End12/06/2014
Ascent from Linn of Dee of Carn a'Mhaim, Ben Macdui, and Derry Cairngorm in one 37Km hike. Beautiful sunny day. Snow on summits and some slopes.VirtualMountain18/04/2014
Up from ski centre car park, down to Loch Avon (inlet was not easy to cross without getting wet), Derry Cairngorm, Creagan a' Choire Etchachan, Beinn Mheadhoin (yes, you can scramble up to the top), a steep climb down to Loch Avon, no way across the outlet without getting wet, one more climb back to cairm Gorm and down the Windy Ridge. 10 hours.tsharp13/06/2013
281st - Solo - Dry, cool day with good visibility. From Cairngorm YH followed path through forest, along Strath Nethy, Loch Avon, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm. Return over Ben Macdui to ski centre and through forest to YH. Approx 11hr day.RGibbs01/06/2013
Number 238. With Richard, mountain bikes to lodge. Straightforward easy walk, snow showers on hill. Cleared occasionally for some good views.Al-get-there15/10/2012
Very windy, but cloud about 1500m so super views, straight up from Derry Lodgegeoffreybbb30/09/2012
From Derry Lodge. Nice walk except the snow blizzard part.Jhimmy11/09/2012
after carn a'mhaim with elspeth and davemn2307/09/2012
2nd munro of day. Climbed with Maggie and Elspeth. Views remained superb but cloud built up over day.No rain. Cycled back from Derry Lodge to Linn of Dee.dave neilson07/09/2012
On two day backpack with Gwilym from Linn of Dee.alistairpooler25/08/2012
Adding old logsAngelaf20/08/2012
Roy & ScoobyJimA21/07/2012
long day from Derry lodgeeddy15/06/2012
Estimated date - with James and DylanAimless Rambler25/05/2012
Solo tripInvicta1425/03/2012
Worst of the Macdui 4. Very stony and a long drag out.akmilne14/08/2011
with Markgrimjimm03/07/2011
Left Ben Macdui to be overtaken by bikers coming down. Easy enough going and dropped packs at belach before stony ascent of DC, 3 of 4. 6hrs from start. Started to cloud over, but still warm!bowzi03/07/2011
Climbed while doing DMC mad wind surfing challenge. Poor visibility on top due to mist / cloud but otherwise an excellent day.amcculloch25/06/2011
dazza499404/06/2011
round of carn a mhain, derry cairngorm, beinn a chaorainn, and beinn bhreac,cycled to 2 km past derry lodge.robertphillips20/05/2011
Climbed with EKMC on a very windy day but sunny day. Quite straightforward. Returned with Janet and Liz while the rest went on to get Ben Macduimunromurph01/05/2011
First day in the Cairngorms - Carn a Mhaim, Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm.Flipperfeet30/04/2011