Aonach Mor and Beag via the Gondola

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Those looking for the fastest way to climb the two Aonach peaks can approach from the north, riding the Nevis Range gondola for almost half of the ascent. This option gives a fairly short hillwalk with stunning views although the summits are extremely exposed and the plateau requires very skilled navigation. The route may not please purists who wish to climb the mountains under their own steam - these can instead use the route from Glen Nevis.


Pathless hillwalking. Steep open slope through ski area, grassy plateau across Aonach Mor then rockier ridge to Aonach Beag. Careful navigation required.

Public Transport

The foot of the Nevis Range gondola can be reached by bus from Fort William and Spean Bridge. Traveline Scotland.


Top station of the Nevis Range Gondola cable car (there is a charge to ride the gondola). Map and directions.

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