Name:Ben Macdui North Top
Hill number:520
Height:1294.2m / 4246ft
Parent (Ma):518  Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh]
Parent (SMC):518  Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh]
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Moray, Aberdeenshire
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Aberdeen), Spey
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Aberdeen Bay
Class:High Hills of Britain, Deleted Munro Top
Grid ref:NN 99126 99556
Summit feature:upright small boulder
Col:1275.9m  NN 9901 9923  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36 43
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
Observations:cairn 35m NE at NN 99152 99589 is lower
Survey:Leica RX1250
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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
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