Beaging for Mor on the Aonachs.

Route: Aonach Mor and Beag via the Gondola

Munros: Aonach Beag (Nevis Range), Aonach Mor

Date walked: 27/02/2019

Time taken: 6.75 hours

Distance: 17km

Ascent: 1530m

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As the stars finally aligned ( Off work & good weather) , we had a number of options in our heads where we wanted to go and finally settled on the Aonachs. We figured with a good visibilty day, they would be a good viewpoint for the surrounding mountains, and we were to be proven right. After just over 5 hours, we arrived at the Nevis Range resort. We had thought about doing the WH route from Glen Nevis, but I figured there's enough driiving in one day without adding more on!! :? It was like a Spring day when we left the car at 9:00 and while heading through the trees, it wasn't long before we felt overdressed. Luckily, the mountain bikers hadn't started yet, so we were able to make good time on the paths through the forest, and the on to the open mountainside up to the Snow Goose Restaurant. As we ascended breast of Aonach Mor, Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis started to come into view.
CMD comes in to view.
CMD & The Ben.
They are such impressive mountains from this side, almost a shame they aren't in full Winter conditions. Nice, if a little hazy, views across the Ring of Steall.
Ring of Steall.
Once we cleared the final building, it is an easy enough traverse to the summit of Aonach Mor, a grand old cairn awaits you.
Aonach Mor summit.
A bit of a chill wind starting whipping up here, so gloves and hats were donned, but they didn't last long, as the descent to the bealach seemed to offer shelter, so they were soon back off :lol:
Ahead to Aonach Beag.
The Grey Corries were looking fantastic from here and it is good sometimes to look at where you have been previously :D
The Grey Corries.
Bidean nam Bian dominates the background
The Ben from the bealach.
The Treig 2 & Stob Ban.
Again, an easy ascent up to Aonach Beag, though I can imagine the initial climb from the bealach can cause you to stop and think in snow and ice conditions.
Looking back to Aonach Mor from the bealach.
Some views you never tire of.
Aonach Beag summit.
We headed away from the summit, to find shelter for a food stop, and also to take in the spectacle of the Mamores.
The Mamores.
The 4 Mamores we did last time out.
Fuelling complete, it was, unfortunately, time to pretty much retrace our steps all the way back to the car. A bit of entertainment watching some lunatic mountain bikers on the way down, but i'm glad we chose to walk it all, rather than go on the gondola. Not that old yet!!! :lol: :lol:

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Magnificent Mamores 4.

Attachment(s) Munros: Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean, Sgurr Eilde Mor
Date walked: 28/10/2018
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 2020m
Comments: 7
Views: 919

The Grey Corries.

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Stob Ban (Grey Corries), Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh
Date walked: 09/07/2018
Distance: 27.5km
Ascent: 1900m
Views: 477

A Skye Adventure with Skye Adventure.

Attachment(s) Munros: Inaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Date walked: 22/05/2018
Distance: 12.5km
Ascent: 1290m
Comments: 8
Views: 1316

Lovely day after wild camp in Cairngorms.

Attachment(s) Munros: Carn a'Mhaim
Date walked: 18/07/2017
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 315m
Comments: 2
Views: 814

Wild camp after a wild day in Cairngorms.

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Mheadhoin, Ben Macdui, Derry Cairngorm
Date walked: 17/07/2017
Distance: 32km
Ascent: 2000m
Comments: 8
Views: 2753

West Side Story.

Attachment(s) Munros: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Geal-charn (Drumochter), Sgairneach Mhor
Date walked: 26/06/2017
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 1200m
Comments: 4
Views: 1188

Newtonmore menage a' trois.

Attachment(s) Munros: A' Chailleach (Monadhliath), Carn Dearg (Monadhliath), Carn Sgulain
Date walked: 18/04/2017
Distance: 25km
Ascent: 1000m
Views: 785

Brilliant day in Cairngorms.

Attachment(s) Munros: Bynack More, Cairn Gorm
Date walked: 28/03/2017
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 1450m
Comments: 5
Views: 1707

Blown about on Beinn a' Bheithir

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgorr Dhearg (Beinn a'Bheithir), Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a'Bheithir)
Date walked: 13/02/2017
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 1250m
Comments: 12
Views: 1833


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Mountain: Bidean nam Bian
Place: Wester Ross
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