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Name:Stacan Dubha
Hill number:574
Height:1014m / 3327ft
Parent (Ma):531  Beinn Mheadhoin
Parent (SMC):531  Beinn Mheadhoin
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Moray (UA)
Class:Munro Top, Subsimm
Grid ref:NJ 01192 01519
Summit feature:large boulder with small cairn
Col:989m  NJ012012  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
Observations:cairn is not at highest point of boulder which is higher than boulder 55m S at NJ 01202 01466
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 202 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From camp at Loch Etchachan on round of Beinn Mheadhoin tops with C. Great weather.PeterD27/05/2018
I decided to bag this top again on the way down from Stob Coire Etchachan. No regrets - fantastic view point.Dangerous Dave19/09/2017
Linn of Dee to Derry Cairngorm via Derry Lodge, on to the two Munro tops, then over to Beinn Mheadoin and its two Munro tops, return from Loch Etchachan along Glen Derrykdbennett23/10/2016
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
From Lin of Dee MTB up Glen Derry then a round of Stacan Dubha, Beinn Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Etchachan.rhalstead23/06/2016
With ChristineKeith9916/08/2015
with Dale and Rachaelrambler_gary16/05/2015
With Beinn Mheadhoinmunromurph02/09/2014
With friend. From car park at base of Cairn Gorm funicular railway. Up Fiacaille a' Choire Chais and down Coire Raibeirt to Stacan Dubha. Actually two tops here with most northerly being the highest. On to Beinn Mheadhoin and its slightly scary scramble to the top of the summit torr. Continued to Stob Coire Etchachan. Descent WSW to join Loch Etchachan path and then reverse outward route. Very warm with just T shirt and shorts worn.pwbellarby19/07/2013
Two day bothy trip: Glenmore - Creag Mhor - Fords of Avon - Beinn Mheadhoin - Hutchison Memorial Hut - Ben Macdui - Cairn Gorm - Glenmore.davidpettit8417/07/2013
With Tim after climbing the Talisman.Loz_mck13/07/2013
A short walk down thw w slopes to this top with spectacular views of Loch Avon , if you do Beinn Mheadhoin you should really do this top as well, fabulous placetorkm25/07/2010
self (Beinn Mheadhoin)davidsbatty12/09/2009
Long day's solo cycle & walk in fair weather, from Linn of Deebarnz4802/08/2009
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit04/09/2007
Having reached the summit of Stob Coire Etchachan by chance I decided to press on northwards and eventually located this one. 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
with Eivor. Murky start, cleared up to sunny and warm, very "benign". Nice walk - lots about. via Fiacaill Coire Cas, Fieth Bhuidhe B Mheadhoil main top, this one and back.niallp24/07/2005
See Derry Cairngorm. Did this one on my own. dbb09/09/2003
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 Mheadhoin- highly recommended.pwheeler17/06/1999
CK SheilaS08/04/1999
From Linn of Dee MTB up Glen Derry to path junction for Beinn Mheadhoin and tops.PeterD15/08/1997
Top from back packing base.Dugswell224/06/1997
Bagging Tops on Beinn Mheadhoin.Aye Jimmy26/05/1996
Not sure of datenix_snilloc13/08/1995
Solo walkthenomad03/03/1995
From Linn of Dee, BACKPACKINGBLACKHILL14/06/1994
Long circle, lower ski to car park, clockwise circle and back over Cairngorm. Sunny spells, snow underfoot.iangalbraith05/06/1994
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
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
See Beinn Mheadhoingerrybowes26/06/1988
Last top and munro of this epic 2 days with GB before descending to the Hutchinsons hut and the long walk back down Glen Derry to the car at the Linn of Dee. Over 2 days approx 39.2 miles.bolton26/06/1988
With D,P,S,A,Cl192122/05/1988
Cairngorm Club Centenary Meet. After reaching the summit of Ben Macdui the previous evening for a preliminary celebration at midnight and descending to Loch Etchachan. I resumed about 04:50 and walked down to the Shelter Stone. About 100 people assembled there to celebrate the founding of the Cairngorm Club 100 years ago. At 6am we were led by the president down to the Dairymaid's Field where the club had originally been formed. There was a speech by the president followed by a toast. With two fellow members I ascended Beinn Mheadhoin and all the subsidiary tops. We descended to Hutchison Memorial Hut and down Glen Derry to reach Muir Cottage for a champagne barbecue.pwbellarby21/06/1987
Ben Macdui, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm and Carn a' Mhaim along with all their Tops RHW02/06/1987
Solo Uisdean2525/03/1982
Cairngorm Club meet with three fellow members. We departed the car park at the bottom of Cairngorm Chair Lift and ascended Fiacaill a’ Choire Chais and went on the Cairn Gorm. Down by Coire Raebeirt to Loch Avon and the Shelter Stone, and on to Stacan Dubha, SW Top of Beinn Mheadhoin, the NE Top and Stob Coire Etchachan. Then Beinn a’ Chaorainn, Beinn a’ Chaorainn Bheag, Beinn Bhrac W Top and E Top. Contoured to reach Glen Lui below Derry Lodge and on to Linn of Dee. One member descended separately from summit of Lairig an Laoigh along the Lairig an Laoigh track. Early rain and mist, then gradually getting better.pwbellarby12/09/1981
carole engel05/07/2019