Aonach Mor & Aonach Beag

Summary for Aonach Mor & Aonach Beag

Aonach Mor & Aonach Beag is a route in “The Aonachs” region / range which is located in the Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 8:16 am
Sunset 5:52 pm
9 hours 36 minutes(s) daylight
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The Aonachs from Glen nevis without the tops

DistanceAscentTime
15 km/ 9.32 miles1240 m/ 4068.24 ft7 hours plus
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Good traverse the two hills Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor generally referred to as The Aonachs. This is a moderate route starting from Glen Nevis on the south through the gorge and then steep ascent directly up Aonach Beag's southern ridge onto summit. Aonach Mor can then be reached via a bealach on the north. To descend back into Glen Nevis retrace southern ridge keeping near to the western crags.

The peak Aonach Mor as good views on the west over to Ben Nevis & Carn mor Dearg.

Route points for Aonach Mor & Aonach Beag

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN1672691573° ENE0.24 (0.24)Start from the path in Glen Nevis
NN17216929148° SSE0.66 (0.9)Continue following the path round
NN1774685384° E0.38 (1.28)Opens out into glen and views of the glen
NN1865688215° NNE0.55 (1.83)At Steall ruin leave the main path, on a faint path which eventually vanishes
NN18826935358° N1.18 (3.01)Ascend head for Aonach Beag southern ridge
NN1888707545° NE0.54 (3.55)Climb onto the summt of Aonach Beag via the southern ridge
NN196715304° NW0.43 (3.98)The summit Aonach Beag - 1234 ( metres)
NN19297191344° NNW0.17 (4.15)From the bealach between Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor ascend the broader ridge
NN192729186° S0.29 (4.44)The summit Aonach Mor - 1221 ( metres)
NN19207266193° SSW0.35 (4.79)Descend Aonach Mor's southern ridge to belach. Keeping near to western cliffs
NN19007219270° W0.39 (5.18)Head down steep spur. This may be difficult to find in bad visibility
NN18617220164° SSE0.22 (5.4)From belach between Carn Mor Dearg and the Aonach's follow watershed of Allt Coire Giubhaschan
NN18467111199° SSW0.52 (5.92)
NN18267062169° S0.76 (6.68)Descend steeply on Allt Coire Giubhaschan eastern side
Munros covered on Aonach Mor & Aonach Beag
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
7 1234 Aonach Beag Little ridge Ernoch Bake
8 1221 Aonach Mor Big ridge Ernoch More