Aonach Buidhe, via Glen Elchaig

Aonach Buidhe is a remote Corbett at the heart of one of the wildest parts of the Highlands. The easiest approach is along beautiful Glen Elchaig - greatly eased by the user of a mountain bike (saving four hours off the time given). The upper slopes on this route are undistinguished.


Excellent track up Glen Elchaig to near Iron Lodge - use of a mountain bike will save alot of time. Beyond the track the initial ascent is on very steep grass; the upper slopes are gentler but boggier.

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Killilan. 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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