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Beinn Mheadhoin lies at the remote heart of the Cairngorms range, its summit plateau strewn with some spectacular granite tors. It can be approached either from the north across the magnificent Loch Avon basin - involving much reascent on the return - or via the longer approach from the south.
Altitude: 1182 metres
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Other routes and challenges
The position of Beinn Mheadhoin makes it possible to include it in any number of longer routes. The northeast shoulder can be ascended from below Loch Avon.
The southwest shoulder down to Loch Etchachan enables links to be made to Ben Macdui as an alternative to Derry Cairngorm - a combination possible from both Speyside and Deeside. Cairn Gorm could also be included in the route from the north.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Stacan Dubha
There are 4858 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Beinn Mheadhoin. They have contributed 108 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.