|Derry Cairngorm is a 6km long mountain forming the W slopes of Glen Derry. The summit, which is an elongated cone lying NW to SE lies towards the N end of the mountain between Coire Sputan Dearg (of Ben MacDui) to the W and and Coire Lochain Uaine to the E. |
The E slopes into Glen Derry are generally craggy and steep and should be avoided whereas the W slopes generally have more moderate inclines and fewer rocky outcrops.
The summit cone is composed of boulders, the upper slopes are of short grass and the lower slopes of grass and heather.
The normal access routes are from Glen Luibeg to the S or from Loch Etchachan to the NW.
|N of the summit plateau, Driesh has some steep craggy slopes , particularly in Winter Corrie to the NNE, overlooking Glen Doll. |
Driesh has a short S ridge (Shank of Driesh) and a longer E ridge which connects to Mayar via a narrow col, then turns S to terminate in Hunt Hill (734m), overlooking Glen Prosen. The slope of these ridges is moderate to gentle.
Access is normally via the path on the Shank of Drumfollow, or on the N ridge.