Name:Creagan a' Choire Etchachan
Hill number:554
Height:1107.2m / 3633ft
Section:08A: Cairngorms
Col:1052.9m  NO 0095 9963  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1391105/06/2015NO 01196 99610  F: cairnBengt Karlsonn
1937831/05/2017NO 01194 99607  F: CairnDSM
2268501/04/2018NO 01194 99612  F: CairnDSM
4018603/03/2023NO 01196 99611  F: CairnDSM
4229229/06/2018NO 01196 99611  F: Cairn on outcrop
S: Leica RX1250
-204726/09/2010NO 01195 99613  F: cairnchriswatson
-204825/08/2011NO 01195 99607  F: cairnGB
-204901/05/2013NO 01198 99611  F: cairnCraig67
121701/05/2013NO 01198 99611  F: CairnCraig67

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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
Circuit with camping from Linn of Dee taking in tops on E side then W side of Glen Derry. Climbed Meall an Lundain from south, trackless terrain, continued along ridge to climb Beinn Bhreac and Beinn Bhreac West Top. Crossed quite boggy ridge to climb Beinn a' Chaorainn Bheag, bypassed Beinn a' Chaorainn itself on descent to high point of Lairig an Laoigh. Steep climb to Stob Coire Etchachan, and easy ground to Beinn Mheadhoin SW Top and the excellent vantage point of Stacan Dubha. Descended to Loch Etchachan and climbed Creagan a' Choire Etchachan, across to Sgurr an Lochan Uaine. Bypassed Derry Cairngorm on way to Little Cairngorm and then Carn Crom. Descent to Derry Lodge and back to Linn of Dee. Quite cold biting wind for much of route but views generally good with most summits reasonably clear for much of the time.RobertP30/08/2023
Cycled from Linn of Dee to Derry Lodge. Climbed Cairn a Mhaim, Ben Macdui before camping on the slopes of Derry Cairngorm.jigglybones31/05/2023
From Linn of Dee. MTs Sron Riach and Sgurr an Lochan Uaine. Back via Derry Cairngorm and Carn Crom. Fine day. With B and R.jenx24/05/2023
With Gav. Day 1 of ATMC Muir Cottage meet. Snow above 950m, no views.andy29/04/2023
Beinn Mheadhoin SW Top, Beinn Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Etchachan, Stacan Dubha, Creagan a' Choire Etchachan, Derry Cairngorm, & Little Cairngorm from Linn of Dee.JasonStark08/10/2022
Revisit to Derry Cairngorm walking over the hills missed last time. Carn Crom, Derry Cairngorm, Sgurr an Lochan Uaine, Creagan a Choire Etchachan. In Nov 1979 it was full on winter with so much snow that I did not realise Derry Cairngorm was a bouldery hill... and the paths were less obvious or not even there. My map still does not show many of the paths. Quite an eye opener.sarahk28/08/2022
6 of 6: From Stob Coire Etchachan. With Tim.ChrisR27/08/2022
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
Mar lodge derry lodge derry cairgorm hurchinson hut , then long walk back as akey river unfordable. Very windy on summit. A few m from summit a returning walker advised against against further progress they had decided to return due to wind. Our party of 4 continued. Ive been in windier conditions!cjo12/03/2022
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
Camped the night before in the trees in Glen Derry.Grinner26/09/2020
en route to Derry CairngormScmccabe 08/09/2019
Fab little summit. 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 Linn of Dee, MTB to Derry Lodge then a round of Sron Riach, Stob Coire Sputan Dearg, Creagan a Choire Etchachan, Sgurr an Lochan Uaine, Derry Cairngorm, Little Cairngorm and Carn Crom.rhalstead16/06/2019
With Derry CairngormPeterb04/08/2018
From camp at Loch Etchachan after round of Beinn Mheadhoin tops with C on way back over Derry Cairngorm. Great weather.PeterD27/05/2018
With ChristineKeith9923/05/2018
With Keithchristine9923/05/2018
With Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm from Linn of DeeGeoff Briggs06/10/2017
Derry Cairngorm onto to Macdui via the tops and down 23k plus bikes to Derry Lodge another 10k with Gordon and Nick back in dark finished 8pm. Started 10.15Dunlawyering06/10/2017
Up from Sgurr an Lochan Uaine (983m). Solo.19/07Dangerous Dave19/09/2017
Solo. 12:55(comma) 31km(comma) 1742m ascent. Fidget05/05/2017
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
2 day bothy trip bagging munro tops started ski centre over cnap coire na spreidhe, cairn gorm, fiacaill choire chais, stob coire an t sneachda,cairn lochan, carn etchachan, sron riach, squrr an lochain uaine, creagan choire etchachan, stacan dubha, beinn mheadhion sw top, stob coire etchachan, then dropped down to hutchison hut for the night.robertphillips22/09/2016
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
On route from Macdhui to Derry CairngormRoblex19/08/2015
with Dale and Rachaelrambler_gary16/05/2015
Top out after the TalismanLoz_mck13/07/2013
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
On two day backpack with Gwilym from Linn of Dee.alistairpooler25/08/2012
Two day bothy trip from Linn of Dee: Beinn Bhrotain - Monadh Mor - Angel's Peak - Cairn Toul - Devil's Point - Corrour bothy - Carn a' Mhaim - Derry Cairngormdavidpettit8422/08/2012
Adding old logsAngelaf20/08/2012
Roy & ScoobyJimA21/07/2012
Popped up this on way from Macdui to Derry Cairngorm.chriswatson26/09/2010
self (Derry Cairngorm)davidsbatty12/09/2009
Long day's solo cycle & walk in fair weather, from Linn of Deebarnz4802/08/2009
Run from Coire Cas up Lurchers, perfect crisp snow, on to Derry Cairngorm, Ben Macdui, Cairngorm. No crampons, studs just enough.Flatfield13/02/2008
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit05/09/2007
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave03/02/2007
en route to Derry Cairngorm a quick detour off the loch Etchacan pathtorkm30/07/2006
Followed the edge of the cliffs above the Hutchison Memorial Hut from Sgurr an Lochan Uaine to the east. yorkie01/05/2006
With Ashley, started off at ski car park and camped overnight. Completing Cairn Gorm, Cairn a Mhain, Ben Macdui, Derry Cairngorm, Beinn Mheadhion, + 9 Tops, 50km 3500m in 22.5hr walkingJamesSDonald05/10/2005
JW HFB03/09/2005
Bike to Derry lodge, mostly sunny, fine views, drizzle on the way out.iangalbraith30/05/2004
Overnight in Hutchison, back over Derry tops and Munro to bike at Derry Lodge and out to roadnordicstar10/10/2003