Beinn Mheadhoin via the Shelter Stone

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Beinn Mheadhoin is one of the Cairngorm's remoter peaks. This trip involves much ascent and descent just to reach the start of the climb; it passes through the magnificent Loch Avon basin.

Terrain

This is a testing mountain walk with a climb almost over the top of Cairn Gorm being necessary both on the way out and the way back. It passes through very remote country, lacking clear paths and far from help; a good deal of experience is necessary, especially in winter. There is some steep ground on the descent to Loch Avon and bouldery terrain on Beinn Mheadhoin itself.

Public Transport

Bus to Cairngorm ski centre from Aviemore.

Start

Cairngorm Ski Centre car park. Map and directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land north of Stob Coire Etchachan and west of Lairig an Laoigh, including Strath Nethy approach and most of Beinn Mheadhoin itself, managed by RSPB Scotland. No stalking issues.

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