A Mhaighdean and its neighbouring Munro Ruadh Stac Mor are perhaps the most remote Munros lying deep within the hills of the Fisherfield Forrest. A Mhaighdean sits at the NW end of Lochan Fada. The faces of the hill are mostly steep and craggy particularly on the southern slopes which are bitten into by several corries. From the summit two parallel ridges run east to a high col before joining up with Ruadh Stac Mor. A ridge also runs NW to the head of Dubh Loch this is a common route of ascent. A wide SE ridge runs to a low col between another Munro Beinn Tarsuinn. It is not really feasible to include this in your route and is best left to climbing separate with the rest of the Eastern Fisherfield Munros.
This is a really wild and remote area of the highlands and from the summit of A Mhaighdean this can really be appreciated. The views to the west are truly sensational.
The usual access route is from Poolewe to the NW and involves an extremely long walk in down the moorland to the west of Fionn Loch before crossing a causeway to the northern shores of Dubh loch. The NW ridge of A Mhaighdean can be climbed from here and on tot he summit. Including Ruadh Stac Mor is logical due to the remoteness of these Munros.
Climbing these Munros is nothing short of an expedition and all the benefits of this should be taken to make it a fantastic day or two on the hills.