Walk h128 Aonach Eagach from Pass of Glen Coe

The finest ridge walk in mainland Britain - but not for the faint hearted

Aonach Eagach is a very exposed ridge walk. It is not technically difficult but the section between Meal Dearg and Stob Coire Leith ('The Crazy Pinnacles') is particularly airy and exposed and is not for the remotely faint-hearted. The last two 'pinnacles' in this section will make even the most experienced scramblers pause for thought while they search for a route round them. Once on the ridge there are no viable escape routes.


Route outline for walk h128:

- The Pass of Glencoe  -   Allt-na-Reigh  -   Am Bodach (Aonach Eagach)  -   The Chancellor  -   Meal Dearg (Aonach Eagach)  -   Aonach Eagach Ridge  -   Stob Coire Leith (Aonach Eagach)  -   Sgorr Nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)  -   Clachaig Gully  -   Clachaig Inn  -   Loch Achtriochtan  -   The Pass of Glencoe.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Aonach Eagach is a very exposed ridge walk. It is not technically difficult but the section between Meal Dearg and Stob Coire Leith ('The Crazy Pinnacles') is particularly airy and exposed and is not for the remotely faint-hearted. The last two 'pinnacles' in this section will make even the most experienced scramblers pause for thought while they search for a route round them. Once on the ridge there are no viable escape routes.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

Munro
1
Munro
Corbetts
0
Corbetts
Grahams
0
Grahams
Murdos
3
Murdos/
Munro Tops
Donalds
0
Donalds
marilyn
1
Scottish
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach) at 967m (3174ft). Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach) is classified as a Munro (No. 187) and a Marilyn (141st highest in Scotland, 145th highest in the UK). Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach) is also known as a Murdo or Munro Top (272nd highest in Scotland).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Am Bodach (Aonach Eagach), 943m (3095ft). Am Bodach (Aonach Eagach) is known as a Murdo or Munro Top (342nd highest in Scotland).

You will also reach the summit of Stob Coire Leith (Aonach Eagach), 940m (3085ft). Stob Coire Leith (Aonach Eagach) is known as a Murdo or Munro Top (352nd highest in Scotland).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map 384
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 41
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk h128 Aonach Eagach from Pass of Glen Coe

In no particular order . . .

The Pass of Glen Coe

The Pass of Glen Coe

Photo: Tony Jacobs (5)

Preparing to descend The Chancellor from Am Bodach (Aonach Eagach)

Preparing to descend The Chancellor from Am Bodach (Aonach Eagach)

Photo: Iain Macdonald (5)

Rannoch Moor from The pass of Glen Coe

Rannoch Moor from The pass of Glen Coe

Photo: Louise Wong (1)

Aonach Eagach, Glen Coe - What a ridge walk - the best in Britain

Aonach Eagach, Glen Coe - What a ridge walk - the best in Britain

Photo: Ronnie Smith (2)

Looking west along the Aonach Eagach ridge at the Crazy Pinnacles from Meal Dearg (Aonach Eagach)

Looking west along the Aonach Eagach ridge at the Crazy Pinnacles from Meal Dearg (Aonach Eagach)

Photo: Iain Macdonald (8)

Loch Leven and Glenco from near the summit of Bidean Nam Bian

Loch Leven and Glenco from near the summit of Bidean Nam Bian

Photo: Ronnie Smith (3)

Simon Hoyle on Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach) looking along the Aonach Eagach ridge

Simon Hoyle on Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach) looking along the Aonach Eagach ridge

Photo: Tim Johnston (3)

Me on the West Highland Way in The Pass of Glen Coe with Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag) in the background

Me on the West Highland Way in The Pass of Glen Coe with Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag) in the background

Photo: Darren King (1)

Buachaille Etive Mor (left) and Beinn a' Chrulaiste (right) from the A82

Buachaille Etive Mor (left) and Beinn a' Chrulaiste (right) from the A82

Photo: Debra Smith (1)

The Pass of Glen Coe

The Pass of Glen Coe

Photo: Tony Jacobs (6)


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