Aonach Eagach

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The Aonach Eagach (the "notched ridge") rises above the north side of Glen Coe between Clachaig Inn and the Pass of Glencoe. It is rather narrow and tricky having several towers along its length. A walk of the ridge can take in the two Munros of Sgorr nam Fiannaidh ("peak of the Fian warriors", 3172 feet) and Meall Dearg ("red hill", 3126 feet). The view from the A82 motor route fails to disclose the difficulties of the walk. However by walking up the south side of Glen Coe you can look across the glen and appreciate the difficulties of the "notched ridge". If you have any concerns about the difficulties,you may allay them by bringing a rope.

Elevation (feet): 3,172
Elevation (meters): 967
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 56.6794
Longitude: -5.0374
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Glasgow
Convenient Center: Fort William

Thanks to Mark de Saint-Rat for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 7 trip reports for Aonach Eagach.

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  • Log #12592 - by David Burston on Feb 18, 2004
    A great early spring outing with some gullies still full of good snow, but most of the route clear. After the inital shock that the first scramble is downhill, this was a great day out even if I did...
  • Log #12593 - by gary /gordon on Nov 14, 2003
    not for a first timer like me but got over and came down gully into clachaig inn 4 a well deserved pint
  • Log #12594 - by Nick Laurie on June 03, 2003
    In summer a very easy scramble a bit anti-climatic from the excitement point of view - daresay it is much harder in winter. Stunning views. DO NOT descend by Clachaig Gully - v.slippery and dangerous.
  • Log #12595 - by Richard Riley on Mar 13, 2002
    Fantastic day - clear views to Ben Nevis and the Three Sisters. The descent to Claichaig Inn is a real killer on the knees!!
  • Log #12596 - by JASE MILNE on Feb 08, 2002
    FEB 2002, A SNOWY, SLIPPERY TRAVERSE ONCE AGAIN OF THE CLASSIC RIDGE, ALONG WITH 10 NOVICES! A LOT OF ROPE WORK REQUIRED....NINE & A HALF HOURS LATER, ALL DONE. BRILLIANT!
  • Log #12597 - by Andy Hill on Feb 16, 2001
    The three of us set off with excitement running high, there had been three days of heavy snowfall and blizzards. The day was as clear as could be and it was our first time on the Aonach Eagach. The...
  • Log #12598 - by George Mcmillan/Kilmarnock Mo Club on Nov 20, 2000
    Kilmarnock Mountaineering Club were staying at Lagangarbh hut so we were looking for something good and local so after our Saturday night meal we decided on the Aonach Eagach. 3 of us were going and...