Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor from Glen Nevis

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These are two of the highest mountains in Britain. This route avoids the ski developments on the northern flanks of Aonach Mor which remain out of sight. It gives a fairly long, rugged and remote hillwalk with superb views.


The large summit plateau has precipitous sides in places; good navigation skills needed. Steep descent from Aonach Mor and much boggy ground lower down.

Public Transport

Bus service May to September runs up Glen Nevis as far as Polldubh falls.


Glen Nevis road end. 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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