Aonach Eagach

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Famed as the narrowest ridge on the British mainland (though Liathach and An Teallach must run it close), the Aonach Eagach gives a thrilling and spectacular traverse for keen and experienced scramblers, linking the Munros of Meall Dearg and Sgòrr nam Fiannaidh. The route is a grade 2/3 scramble, and is included in some climbing guides as a 'Moderate' rock climb; it involves probably the trickiest scrambling on any Walkhighlands route. Ensure you have the necessary skills and experience, choose a dry day (the rocks are slippery when wet) and leave plenty of time to complete the route in daylight. If in any doubt, it is best to hire a guide.

Terrain

Hard, exposed scrambling along the ridge between Am Bodach and Stob Coire Lèith - scrambling experience and a good head for heights is required as well as fitness.

Public Transport

Citilink buses along Glen Coe (request stops at drivers discretion).

Start

Small car park 300m west of Allt-na-reigh. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land to south of ridge (west of Sron Gharbh) managed by National Trust for Scotland: no stalking issues.

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