Aonach Beag: Four Munros from Culra

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The high ridge running from Beinn Eibhinn over Aonach Beag to Geal Charn, and its eastern extension to Carn Dearg, is one of the remotest mountain groups in Scotland. It can be approached from Luiblea in the north, or the western summits can be climbed from Corrour Station. The route described here is from Culra bothy which is closed but you can camp nearby; the setting is beautiful and accessed via a long walk-in from Dalwhinnie.

Terrain

Good walking along the ridge with a steep ascent to Geal Charn. The approach from Culra is steep and pathless whilst the descent involves a lot of pathless, rough going. The whole route is very remote.

Public Transport

No road access to Culra. Dalwhinnie rail station is very convenient for the walk-in to Culra.

Start

Culra bothy; no vehicular access. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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