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Name:Beinn Mheadhoin SW Top [S Top]
Hill number:537
Height:1163m / 3816ft
Parent (Ma):531  Beinn Mheadhoin
Parent (SMC):531  Beinn Mheadhoin
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Moray (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Subsimm, Deleted Munro Top
(sSim,xMT)
Grid ref:NJ 01851 01155
Summit feature:cairn on rock tor
Drop:20m
Col:1143m  NJ022014  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 197 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
KeithByTheC07/06/2018
From camp at Loch Etchachan on round of Beinn Mheadhoin tops with C. Great weather.PeterD27/05/2018
With Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm from Linn of DeeGeoff Briggs06/10/2017
Solo. Came over from Creagan a' Choire Etchachan. Much easier than it looks on the map!Dangerous Dave19/09/2017
Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm from Linn of Dee,cycling into Derry Lodge. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/05/2017
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
With Beinn MheadhoinPeterb15/09/2016
Start and finish in Lin of Dee. Loop Carn a'Mhaim, Ben MacDui, Cairn Gorm, Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm.gandrew21/05/2016
with Dale and Rachaelrambler_gary16/05/2015
Crossed on way to Beinn Mhanaidh in foul weather from Funicular car park.chriswatson14/07/2014
with Alan Dawson and Chris Watson in Watson weathervegibagger14/07/2014
Made sure I bagged this one while the weather was good.Play2End12/06/2014
Company: Soloiandesbottes21/07/2012
Estimated date - with James and DylanAimless Rambler25/05/2012
with JamieJamesSDonald01/01/2012
3 of 5: From Beinn Mheadhoin.ChrisR28/10/2011
with Markgrimjimm03/07/2011
dazza499404/06/2011
A long walk up Glen Derry and then the slog up to Loch Etchacan followed by the climb up to this point for a well earned cup of teatorkm25/07/2010
With Jeanettedickscroop25/09/2009
Long day's solo walk from Linn of Dee (Bike punctured)barnz4810/09/2006
On way to Beinn Mheadhoinnickywood123/06/2006
Another long walk in from the Linn of Dee reaching the summit plateau via Loch Etchachan. Very windy conditions and the snow cover and mist didn't help matters. yorkie02/05/2006
With Ian & Joel.Dangerous Dave22/01/2006
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
2 of 3: From Cairn Gorm.ChrisR22/07/2003
Cairngorm Club bus meet - Cairngorm Traverse. From car park at Coire Cas. Solo. After climbing Fiacaille Ridge I descended to the Shelter Stone via Coire Domhain. I joined a barbecue there with other club members. Took the path towards Loch Etchachan. Before the loch struck up the hillside to SW Top of Beinn Mheadoin. I continued to the main top of Beinn Mheadoin and scrambled up the rocks of the final tor. Walked south to reach the summit of Stob Coire Etchachan. I went a little NE before descending to Lairig an Laoigh. Walked out to Linn of Dee. There was no problem with the burn that caused so much trouble on the 2001 traverse.pwbellarby15/09/2002
From park below Derry Lodge, walked through past Hutchison Memorial, picked up tops en route before retracing routenordicstar04/07/2002
Cairngorm Club bus meet - Cairngorm Traverse starting at Coire Cas. After Fiacaille a’ Choire Chais I descended Coire Raibert to the Shelter Stone. Continued on path towards Loch Etchachan, but then struck up hillside to the summit of Stacan Dubha. Went on to summit of the SW Top of Beinn Mheadhoin. It was by now very misty and damp. I went a little way towards the main summit and decided the conditions were not suitable for continuation. I went down SW to Loch Etchachan where I met the President’s Party. One of the Party joined me to descend past the Hutchison Memorial Hut and down Glen Derry and Linn of Dee. A good deal of difficulty crossing Glas Allt Mòr as it was in spate.pwbellarby16/09/2001
with Beinn Mheadhoinpwheeler17/06/1999
CK SheilaS08/04/1999
SMMC Cairngorm camping meet, with Liz Mackay and Charlie Prowse.clashcityrocker14/07/1998
From Linn of Dee MTB up Glen Derry to path junction for Beinn Mheadhoin and tops.PeterD15/08/1997
Top using back packing base.Dugswell224/06/1997
Galltywenallt16/08/1996
With John. Day 4 of backpack. Second of four peaks.mikejacobs07/08/1996
Met a couple I knew at this summit in the middle of a Cairngorm wasteland - small world!Aye Jimmy26/05/1996
Long circle, lower ski to car park, clockwise circle and back over Cairngorm. Sunny spells, snow underfoot.iangalbraith05/06/1994
self 1st round en route to summit from Loch Etchacandavidsbatty14/04/1994
Anticlockwise Munro and tops round from Linn of Dee: Derry Cairngorm ... Mheadhoin, Macdui ... Carn a'Mhaim. Glorious start with rain at the end.Eddie01/09/1993
first ascent, solo, windy but clear, climbed from the hutchinson hut on way back to aviemore via strath nethy.rum doodle 29/08/1993
With: tp rk; Parked in Coire Cas. Quick walk to top of Cairn Gorm then down Coire Raibert to Loch Avon. Checked shelter Stone then up to Stachan Dubha to Beinn Mheadhoin & tops.Down to Loch Etchachan to Derry Cairgorm then Ben Macdui & back. Stunning day!Ian Baines08/06/1993
Backpacking, camped at Fords of Avon. With Andy at Glenmore Logemountainmunki04/07/1991
With Dave from Derry Lodge picking off tops on a great day running clockwise. Scramble down to Loch Etchechan was a little hairy - just follow Dave (and pray). SS14/07/1990
Bivy site just below Stob Coire Etchachan – Stob Coire Etchachan – Beinn Mheadoin – Beinn Mheadoin SW Top – Stacan Dubha – Drop into Coire Etchachan just below outlet of Loch Etchachan – Glen Derry – Derry Lodge – Claybokie 2½km E. of Linn of Dee. (PM)gerrybowes26/06/1988
After the 'bivvy' on the slopes of Mheadhoin with the munro and 2 other 'tops'bolton26/06/1988
Alone from chairlift from memory, in an anti-clockwise loop. SS30/08/1987
Ben Macdui, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm and Carn a' Mhaim along with all their Tops RHW02/06/1987
On bike from Linn of Dee. Mistle thrush.. Branch of path to Coire Etchachan and to A G Hutchison hut 1954. To 930m col, loch partly frozen over. Crossed snow bridge over outflowing stream. 800' steeply up over red sandstone boulders and gravel rills to top. to t'other.arranc01/06/1986
JEB, MMF, EM, ID, AOB, RA, JE Uisdean2514/10/1984