Name:Ben Macdui North Top
Hill number:520
Height:1294.2m / 4246ft
Section:08A: Cairngorms
Classification:HHB,xMT
Drop:18.4m
Col:1275.9m  NN 9901 9923  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
4229329/04/2018NN 99126 99555  F: boulder
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alda
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Jim
-195031/05/2011NN 99125 99556  F: upright small boulder
O: cairn 35m NE at NN 99152 99589 is probably lower
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-195101/05/2013NN 99126 99555  F: upright small boulder
O: cairn 35m NE at NN 99152 99589 is probably lower
Craig67
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-195207/07/2013NN 99152 99589  F: cairnBengt Karlsonn
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121601/05/2013NN 99126 99555  F: Upright boulderCraig67
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Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm circular from Ski Centre CP. A few out and backs to minor tops. With R.Dan Baddeley23/09/2023
On own. A superb sunny and clear autumn day giving great views throughout my walk. From ski centre car park following Walk Highlands route. Fiacaill na Leth - choin > Ben Macdui North Top > Ben Macdui > Stob Coire an t-Sneachda > Fiacaill a' Choire Chais > Cairn Gorm > Ptarmigan Station > car park.Beeliner08/09/2023
Good route from Cairngorm. Not technically difficultAdventurers513/06/2023
Walked from Ben Macdui187lenny28/08/2022
Ben Macdui circular from ski centre ... Lovely views all around with sunshine and high cloud with a tiny amount of rain on the way down from the summit ... summited around midday.R & K04/08/2022
DRC walk from Ski Centre using Walkhighlands 'Ben Macdui and Cairngorm' route with diversions to include Fiacaill na Leth-choin and Ben Macdui North Top.TRG31817/07/2022
Glorious sunshine, extensive frozen snow, great views! Mostly running, in microspikes, across plateau. Mild for December.NorfolkPT2117/12/2021
20.7 miles 5312ft walk. Start at Glenmore campsite, Ben Macdui North Top, Ben Macdui, Stob Coire Sputan Dearg, Creagan a' Choire Etchachan and Fiacaill a' Choire Chais, back to Glenmore campsite.stephenbuda07/09/2021
2/3 with Ben Macdui & Lurchers Crag, wonderful herd of reindeer grazing here, totally hidden from the path bypassing to MacduiPDuncan8228/08/2021
Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairn Lochan, Ben Macdui North Top, Ben Macduikeithouk23/08/2021
18.5km loop from the ski centre, taking in Ben Macdui, Ben Macdui North top, fiacaill na Leth-choin and Creag an Leth-choin, 4 hrs 20 minsNicky C22/08/2021
8 of 14 on tough 18 mile hike. Short detour before the big oneThe-Z-Man02/08/2021
From ski centre with GFE. Fiacill Na Leth Choin, Ben Macdui (both tops), Stob Coire Sputan Dearg, Creagan a Choire Etchachan, Stob Coire An T-Sneachda, Fiacaill a' Choire Chais, Cairn GormFionalevey03/08/2019
From Ski Lodge and up to Ben Macdui and cairn Gorm.LaurieIson2130/07/2019
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
From 0.5 gully to Ben Macdui summit and down carn lochanemily23/03/2019
Ski Centre CP - Fiacaill na Leth-choin - Ben Macdui - Ben Macdui North Top - Ski Centre CPscreeleep30/01/2019
Third day of holiday w/ Pete + Joe, climbed from car park before reaching summitpenbet13/11/2018
With TMD. A straightforward walk on a clear day from the ski centre to the summit of Ben Macdui.meltdiceburg25/07/2018
Ben Macdui North Top, Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh], Sron Riach, Stob Coire Sputan Dearg and Carn Etchachan. From the Cairngorm ski center in glorious sunshine.Alunrees3327/06/2018
Ben Macdui and Cairngorm from the ski-centre, with added Munro tops and xMTs.Crib Goch17/06/2018
From camp at Loch Etchachan with C After Ben Macdhui.PeterD26/05/2018
From Coire Cas Car Park - Cairn Gorm - Fiacaill a'Choire Chais - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda - Lochan Buidhe - Ben Macdui North Top - Ben Macdui - Cairn Lochan - Fiacaill na Leth-choin.david23020114/07/2017
lots of snow and good viewsiannotts27/02/2017
With Cairn Gorm from the northGeoff Briggs28/07/2016
Gently introducing Mirjam to Munro bagging...Ronald21/06/2014
Two day bothy trip: Glenmore - Creag Mhor - Fords of Avon - Beinn Mheadhoin - Hutchison Memorial Hut - Ben Macdui - Cairn Gorm - Glenmore.davidpettit8418/07/2013
GLMW hillwalking team Scotland trip, Ben Macdui loop, frombase station car park day lodge.andy2frith07/06/2013
Clear, sunny, cold day from the ski centre, across plateau to Ben MacduiAJones03/03/2013
With William & IanDazza31/10/2012
7 of 7: From Ben Macdui.ChrisR12/03/2012
Winter conditionsAaronWiles27/01/2012
DebsMountain Goat28/04/2011
self en route to Carn Etchacan top on 2nd rounddavidsbatty17/04/2011
With whole family. Not sure of exact date but in July.dickscroop26/09/2009
Munro top - albeit now demoted Simple diversion from the path This moonlike terrain is fantastic in good weather - as it was before we reached Cairn GormChinnockC20/07/2009
On back pack walk with Rick.jenx01/05/2009
SoloCJM15/04/2009
En route to Ben MacDui from Coire Cas. Shame this has been deleted as it has excellent views to North and East and deserves to be visited.andy05/07/2008
R Richard Tait05/09/2007
While climbing Ben Macdui.rhalstead05/05/2007
From Ben Macdui with Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave03/02/2007
Short walk across from the main summit to the south during which time I encountered a group of eight Dotterel. yorkie26/07/2006
With Ben Macduinickywood123/06/2006
Run from Coire Cas to Curror bothy, ran back through Lairig Ghru next morning.Flatfield20/09/2005
On my way from the Ski Centre to Ben Macduigaryhoney16/06/2005
Time approx. See Ben Macdui for details. dbb27/03/2004
Up the Goat Track and over the 1186m Top in a whiteout. With Joel West.Dangerous Dave17/01/2004
Solo from Linn of Dee, cycled to Derry Lodge, then on foot to Luibeg bridge, up the Sron Riach in near gale headwind, from summit dropped round over Etchachan and towards Hutchinson hut for bivvy. Back w Jenx in May 2009.nordicstar09/10/2003
Cairngorm Traverse bus meet of Cairngorm Club. Solo. From car park at Coire Cas. After ascending Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda and Stob Coire an t-Sneachda I walked along path to Beinn MacDuibh but deviated over minor top of 1186m and the N top of Beinn MacDuibh (1295m). There were a few people at the summit of Beinn MacDuibh. Continued to Carn Etchachan before walking out to Linn of Dee.pwbellarby14/09/2003
CK SheilaS08/03/2003
with Andy Hardy ... in snowzoob19/10/2002
Second ascentthenomad16/01/2002
DA HFB27/09/1999
From ski tow car park, rain approaching, patchy views.iangalbraith26/09/1999
Estimated date - with JamesAimless Rambler10/08/1998
Route up to Ben Macdui.smocks and denims28/02/1998
Top with CNDO and full backpack up passed and over waterfall.Dugswell225/06/1997
first ascent, goc 97, two in party, mist and rain clearing then a hail storm with lightening. climbed on way from glen feshie bmc hut to hutchinsons men hut. big storm just as we made the hut.rum doodle 17/05/1997
Done before the Munro.Play2End12/09/1996
Parked in the CP at NH 98900 06403 > Cairn Gorm - Fiacaill a'Choire Chais > Cairn Gorm > Cairn Gorm - Stob Coire an t-Sneachda > Cairn Gorm - Cairn Lochan > BEN MACDUI NORTH TOP > Ben Macdui > Cairn Gorm - Fiacaill na Leth-choin > NH 98900 06403Tony Hartry28/07/1996
Galltywenallt09/04/1996
On way to Ben Macdui.Aye Jimmy04/08/1994
Anticlockwise Munro and tops round from Linn of Dee: Derry Cairngorm ... Mheadhoin, Macdui ... Carn a'Mhaim. Glorious start with rain at the end.Eddie01/09/1993
With: tp rk; Parked in Coire Cas. Quick walk to top of Cairn Gorm then down Coire Raibert to Loch Avon. Checked shelter Stone then up to Stachan Dubha to Beinn Mheadhoin & tops.Down to Loch Etchachan to Derry Cairgorm then Ben Macdui & back. Stunning day!Ian Baines08/06/1993
2 inexperienced adults and I, having recovered from first huge Hogmanay, ascended from Coire Cas. Not much snow underfoot, after a thaw, but thick mist and strong winds.NorfolkPT2102/01/1993
MM HFB29/12/1992
A solo summer 'expedition' over 2 long days taking in all Western Cairngorm Munros & tops with an overnight high bivi half way.Chris Pearson29/05/1992
With JW from ski centre via Fachille Ridge then Shelter Stone and Ben Macduih. Very hot and sunny.Frank27/05/1992
First ascentthenomad05/03/1992
With Jasio and Adam. Cairngorm-BM NT-BM summit-Fa'CCchrisbien02/08/1991
Date approx as with a youth group from schoolPilotralph 01/07/1990
petey01/01/1990
Various ascents of these hills. This one solo on a clear day from ski car park via Sron an Aonaich to Cairn Gorm. Picked off tops as far as Cairn Lochan & the across the plateau to Ben Macdui. Dropped E & collected Derry Cairngorm & tops & then on to Loch Etchachan & up to Beinn Mheadhoin & its tops. Had a look at the Shelter Stone, rounded the loch & slogged up Coire Raibert, passed underneath Cairn Gorm & used the unsightly track back to the car park. Repeated this round with Shaky on 29/8/05.NotReallyABagger12/09/1989
 yorkielad02/08/1989
Easy plateau walk in the days when a cable car to Ptarmigan still allowed access to the fellsRhayader_wander01/07/1989
With D,P,S,A,Cl192123/05/1988
Ben Macdui, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm and Carn a' Mhaim along with all their Tops RHW02/06/1987
from C L. On compass over flat tundra down over snow field to a bare patch of grass for lunch sitting on a rock. Bumble bee flew by, a long way from the nearest flowers or indeed bare ground showing through the snow. Past highest tarn in GB at 3700', and slog uphill over snow and boulder patches to N top. To B M.arranc23/05/1987
Linn of Dee Derry Lodge (pitch tents) Glen Luibeg Sron Riach Ben Macdui Ben Macdui N. Top Carn Etchachan Loch Etchachan Creagan a Choire Etchachan - Sgurr an Lochan Uaine Derry Cairngorm Down S. ridge to Derry Lodge and Camp. (PM)gerrybowes28/07/1985
From the Linn of Dee and Luibeg Burn and up the south east ridge. Round to Derry Cairngorm.bolton28/07/1985
Glenmore Lodge Winter Walking course.Sedge18/02/1985
JEB, MMF, EM, ID, AOB, RA, JE HFB14/10/1984
Date uncertainrjf3510/08/1984
sclater07/07/1984
GW HFB09/02/1984
SK HFB30/11/1983
Ascended on my second ascent of Ben Macdui, walking from Aviemore to Inverey.JohnW01/09/1983
KeithByTheC22/07/1983
On way to main topPeterD17/02/1983
And again on:- 13-05-1987,RichardM20/11/1982
Cairngorm Club meet. From the car park at the bottom of the Cairngorm chair lift. I went via Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda and Fiacaill Ridge to Cairn Lochan, Carn Etchachan, and the N and main tops of Beinn Macduibh. I went on to Stob Coire Sputan Dearg and Creagan a Choire Etchachan. I went out to Sgurr an Lochan Uaine and back, passing to the south of Creagan a Choire Etchachan, and a little to the west of Stob Coire Sputan Dearg to reach Carn a Mhaim. I continued to Luibeg Bridge and Derry Lodge to reach Linn of Dee. Misty from time to time.pwbellarby11/09/1982
IMC HFB25/03/1982
With: rjal md; From Coire Cas we walked up Fiacaill a'Choire Chais then followed plateau round to Ben Macdui. Good views over Loch Avon and Beinn Mheadhoin. Complete snow cover, clear but very cold. Returned by Cairn Lochan and down. Supurb photos.Ian Baines01/01/1982
JFB, AB HFB15/09/1979
On walk through from Aviemore to Braemar, having camped at Loch Avon night before. Up and round the plateau passing Loch Etchechan to camp in upper Glen Derry. We didn't know what a Munro was! SS16/06/1979
Big day with Pete S from Linn of Dee over Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm.langskill12/06/1975
Winter MLC. Glen More Lodge group.Vin27/02/1975
Jim Mackintosh and sister in law from ski car park; four high Munrosbertbarnett12326/06/1971
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