Ben Aden, by Loch Quoich

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Ben Aden - or Beinn an Aodain to give its correct Gaelic name - is one of the remotest Corbetts. Although surrounded by higher Munros this is a hill of real character; rocky, steep and rugged, the ascent provides a real challenge for many. The approach along the shores of Loch Quoich makes it possible to ascend in a day, but requires a decent spell of dry weather before attempting, as the crossing of the Abhainn Chosaidh is impossible in spate conditions and the start of the walk also requires a long detour if water levels are high.


Very rough and - in places - wet underfoot, with potentially hazardous river crossings.

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Start of old track down towards Loch Quoich at NG993034. 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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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