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Aonach Beag (Alder)

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Aonach Beag is part of the high mountain ridge situated just to the north of Ben Alder. It has a dome-shaped form, with three radiating ridges and steep flanks, making part of a grand ridge walk.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1116 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Aonach Beag, Geal Charn, Beinn Eibhinn and Carn Dearg from Culra

Other routes and challenges

The Lancet Edge (or east ridge of Sgor Iutharn) provides an airy but reasonably straightforward scramble up neighbouring Geal Charn. The only disadvantage for those looking to bag the Munros is that it leads up to the central part of the ridge - with other peaks to bag in both directions.

An alternative approach to the whole ridge of four Munros is from Luiblea near Moy Lodge on the A86 to the north.

The whole area is ideal for remote cross-country backpacking expeditions. One idea is to undertake a traverse from Corrour Station to Dalwhinnie Station - with plenty of options for Munros to include.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Braemar Hotels

Braemar B&B

Braemar cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Aonach Beag (Alder)

There are 1686 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Aonach Beag (Alder). They have contributed 43 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  29/03/2013  24 M9
  09/08/2017  16 M9
  13/09/2014  14 M7
  11/05/2013  13 M4
  14/07/2012  11 M6
  31/08/2011  10 M11C1
  07/08/2011  7 M6
  20/04/2014  6 M4
  05/09/2013  6 M4
  24/07/2017  5 M4
  19/12/2016  5 M4
  11/05/2016  5 M9
  04/06/2014  5 M9
  29/05/2014  5 M6
  06/08/2013  5 M6
  12/07/2013  5 M6
  26/05/2012  5 M4
  06/05/2017  4 M6
  08/07/2016  4 M5
  17/10/2015  4 M6
  29/06/2014  4 M4
  22/07/2010  4 M11C1
  19/04/2014  3 M3
  09/04/2017  2 M2
  27/09/2015  2 M7
  12/07/2013  2 M4
  25/05/2013  2 M6
  05/02/2012  2 M3
  04/06/2011  2 M4
  02/05/2010  2 M6C1
  15/06/1998  2 M4
  26/05/2017  1 M5
  02/10/2014  1 M4
  22/09/2012  1 M4
  18/08/2012  1 M5
  24/08/2011  1 M4
  17/09/2007  1 M3
  10/07/1994  1 M6
  10/09/2015  0 M4
  12/04/2012  0 M4
  02/03/2012  0 M4
  22/04/2011  0 M4
  16/06/2004  0 M5C1

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