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Name:Carn a' Mhaim
Hill number:567
Height:1037m / 3402ft
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,HHB,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 99459 95190
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:231m
Col:806m  NN986971  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36 43
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 712 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Linn of Dee; Carn a Mhaim, Ben Macdui, Beinn Mheadhoin, Creagan a Choire Etchachan, Derry Cairngorm and back over Carn Crom to Linn of Dee. Walked the whole way time 11 hours for 24.25 miles. Showery and cold on the plateau with winds gusting to 50-60mph. Saw Golden Eagle Ptarmigan and Snow Bunting.isabelle02/10/2023
Anti-clockwise circuit of Derry Cairngorm, Ben Macdui & Carn a'Mhaim from Derry Lodge. Summits clear all day.geoffh1223/09/2023
Easy but nice walk. Clear day. Walking with Joe and had to end walk early stopping just short of Ben MacDui. Stopped in corrour Bothy for the night.Gemma342126/07/2023
Easy Munro from Lin of Dee car park. mountain bike to foot of hill and easy climb up. Got puncture a mile from car park!Kevthecat08/07/2023
Cycled from Linnof Dee to Derry Lodge. Climbed Cairn a Mhaim, Ben Macdui before camping on the sloped of Derry Cairngorm.jigglybones31/05/2023
Walked from Linn of Dee with Dani, Sharon and Tina low cloud no visibilitycolinfielding21/05/2023
with Jeff. Cycled to Derry Lodge. Showers and low cloud.Cumbrianexile27/09/2022
From Linn of Dee.JasonStark25/09/2022
Linn of Dee - cycled to Derry Lodge - Carn Crom - Little Cairngorm - Derry Cairngorm - Creagan a Choire Etchachan - Beinn Mheadhoin SW Top - Beinn Mheadhoin - Ben Macdui - Stob Coire Sputan Dearg - Carn a Mhaim - Derry Lodge - Linn of Dee. An epic four-Munro walk in scorching heat and clear skies, with an added herd of reindeer on the summit of Macdui.Mark Jackson13/08/2022
Afternoon walk up from Linn of Dee, with D.Rodge06/08/2022
Carn a' Mhaim from Linn of Deehummusg11/05/2022
From Linn of Dee, beauty of a dayPDuncan8223/04/2022
Solo - 7.15am start from Linn of Dee in the dark with icy rain, but ended up with blue skies, though 45+mph gusts at the summit were fun! Completed the route on foot, no bike this time and got back to the car at 12:45pm - giving me time to drive 3hrs home before dark.mproudfoot21/11/2020
2/3 After Sgor Mor (time is for both). Up and down tourist route. Waited 20mins for summit to clear, it did only when I was half-way down. Grey day, low cloud, showers, stiff breeze, cold. Biked out. Rounsfell10/09/2020
On way back to linn of dee from campRuth31/08/2020
Rob and I, From Cairn Toul we descended the Coire Odhar by the path the floor of the Ghru passing the Corrour Bothy crossing the river and then heading North up the river Dee surrounded by the exponential slopes of the Lairig Ghru on both sides. Reaching the path up Sron Riath we started the unremitting ascent over heather then boulders drifting left to be near the stream Alt Clair nan Taillear. There seemed no end to the boulder field which was wearing and at times unstable. We were shocked suddenly to look right and see the summit of Carn a Mhain below us. We had missed the ridge because we had drifted left to be near the stream. The alternatives were to keep climbing and leave it for another day or drop the packs and descend 300 metres to the bealach and walk the ridge as planned. We were concerned about finding the packs in the chaos of boulders but various techniques were used to remind us of their location. We set off down the slope of chaotic boulders, not my favourite tdavid.walker4009/08/2020
with Iain Cruwys, cycle to Derry Lodge from Linn o' DeeTopsaswell07/07/2020
Done on way from Corrour to Bob Scott's in the snow. Ascended directly from the path to the South. Icy and blowy at the top. Descended down SE spur on distinct path.PiranhaFish08/02/2020
Out and back from Linn of Dee car park via Derry Lodge. Walked along the NNW ridge before returning to the summit and back to the car.welshyboyo05/01/2020
Cycle in to Derry Lodge, then on foot. Lovely clear morning, slightly breezy on summit. Fantastic views of all other summits, but I only had time for one today.mcbboyd12/10/2019
Javi, bel & bikes xjennygraham09/10/2019
From Linn of Dee Car Park (NO 06310 89799). Good track to Derry Lodge, briefly soggy underfoot before another good path as far as Luibeg Bridge. Boggy path downstream until re-joining the main path. Fairly steep ascent on a very good stepped path, some excellent maintenance work on the path was being carried out at the time. Air very clear so awesome views from the top... in particular Devil's Point to Cairn Toul and Ben Macdui to Derry Cairngorm.david23020101/10/2019
Climbed with Andrew Hall, from Linn of Dee car park. The plan had been to get Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm, but visibilty less than 30m with rain and wind, so just up to Carn a'Mhaim summit and back.chillyman828/09/2019
Run from Linn of Dee. Carn a' Mhaim, Ben Macdui, Derry CairngormHuwel21/08/2019
From Linn of Dee, MTB up Gleann Laoigh Bheag then up and down same route.rhalstead17/06/2019
From wild camp at Chest of Deeprwild29/05/2019
With Chris (bike & hike)j_com28/04/2019
with FP gang. lovely views .slynch06/10/2018
Pleasant easy ascent. Misty up high with route finding using map and compass.Great solo day.Langbank 01/08/2018
With Liam and Andy.gettingonabit19/06/2018
second ascent (26/06/2019) and reached the correct top after missing it on a west to east traverse from Devils Point Ridge to Ben Macdui ridge - accidentally bagged southern bump and only found out when I downloaded my GPS. Makes me wonder how non-GPS users can be so sure of their ascents ;)carole engel04/06/2018
With ChristineKeith9923/05/2018
With Keithchristine9923/05/2018
Climbed from the Linn of Dee on a very long winter day with LUUHCJonathanConey11/02/2018
46 - 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
From Linn of DeeGeoff Briggs08/10/2017
With club, started with Derry Cairngorm then onto Cairn a' MhaimJamesSDonald09/09/2017
Pat, GeraldineChris Blake14/05/2017
With TL between Hutchinson hut and CorrourD.Hoyle08/05/2017
Climbed with WC 1/3 for the dayAC-OFWC07/05/2017
From Linn of Dee, via Derry Lodge and Luibeg Bridge (river had too much water for stepping across), return same waykdbennett19/02/2017
From Coire Cas - good viz and warm - to summit then onto Carn 'a Mhaim (rocky descent/re-ascent) - treated to spectacular cloud inversion in Lairig Ghru - sunset on Ben Macdui summit the walked back in the dark - 9 hrswychwood18/12/2016
Solo HFB17/09/2016
Cycled into Derry Lodge from Linn of Dee then a straight forward out & back. On own.MorecambeMonkey30/08/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac24/08/2016
With LynfaRob Pen y Garn03/08/2016
With RobLynfa Penygarn03/08/2016
With Jack Cairngorms bank hol trip (backpacking)fellie30/05/2016
Start and finish in Lin of Dee. Loop Carn a'Mhaim, Ben MacDui, Cairn Gorm, Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm. Climb up to ridge on good path from Larig Ghru.gandrew21/05/2016
Part of 44km run taking in 5 Munros...tough steep climb in hail/rain conditionsCoatesie7721/05/2016