Aonach Eagach Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

Summary for Aonach Eagach Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

Aonach Eagach Sgorr nam Fiannaidh is a route in “The Glen Coe” region / range which is located in the Strath Orchy to Loch Leven area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a route between two seperate points

Sunrise 4:36 am
Sunset 10:09 pm
17 hours 33 minutes(s) daylight
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The Aonach Eagach ridge is situated on the north side of Glen Coe, and is a demanding route involving scrambling over a series of pinnacles perched on top of the narrowest ridge in mainland Britain.

This route starts just west of Allt-na-ruigh and follows a path up the south-east shoulder of Am Bodach which is the eastern top of the ridge. From here is the point of no return as from here there aren't any escape routes to the north or south. It's generally easy scambling along a ridge but a good head for heights is required as there is bits of exposure. The section between between Meall Dearg and Stob Coire Leith is regaurded as the difficult bit with grade 3 scambling over some pinnacles then on to Stob Coire Leith summit. From there the going is easier and follow the obvoius twisting ridge onto the last summit of the day Sgorr nam Fiannaith.

To descend to the Glencoe vally around Loch Antriochtan the most direct is to the south of Sgorr nam Fiannaith steeply over rocky bolders taking car not to disturb any. This eventually leads down to grassy slopes and avoids the Clachaig Gully which is now badly eroded with loose scree.

From the ridge there are splendid views of the area Bidean nam Bian on the south, The Mamores & Ben Nevis to the north and Beinn A' Bhiethir to the west

Route points for Aonach Eagach Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN17075688125° SE0.29 (0.29)From the Car Park head east a few hundred metres to start of path
NN1730567029° NNE0.2 (0.49)Follow the well trodden path towards Am Bodach onto ridge
NN17245752305° NW0.27 (0.76)Climb the south-east shoulder of Am Bodach which is the eastern top of the ridge
NN16765800296° WNW0.12 (0.88)Meall Dearg - Am Bodach
NN16655806296° WNW0.13 (1.01)Head along the ridge, from here a good head for heights is required
NN16055834253° WSW0.19 (1.2)The summit Meall Dearg - 953 ( metres)
NN15865829266° W0.19 (1.39)Head along the Aonach Eagach ridge
NN15265828278° W0.07 (1.46)Narrow Ridge which rises & falls over a series of pinnacles
NN15105832316° NW0.12 (1.58)From a col onto the ridge and then onto a top Stob Coire Leith
NN14855847257° WSW0.11 (1.69)Aonach Eagach - Stob Coire Leith
NN14755845222° SW0.21 (1.9)Follow obvious ridge to a col below summit of Sgorr nan Fianaidh
NN14355822273° W0.18 (2.08)From col follow ridge onto second munro summit then descend on the south
NN13965829164° SSE0.2 (2.28)The summit Sgorr nam Fiannaidh - 967 ( metres)
NN14015810182° S0.42 (2.7)Descend steeply south over boulders
NN13975768183° S0.3 (3)Descend steeply eventually leading to grass
NN13945738185° S0.63 (3.63)Head down to the old road to Glencoe
NN13855676174° S3.21 (6.84)Head back along the road
Munros covered on Aonach Eagach Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
188 967 Sgorr nam Fiannaidh Rocky peak of Fian warriors Skor num Feeonly
212 953 Meall Dearg Red Hill Miaowl Jerrack