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 Chàrn, Beinn Èibhinn and Càrn Dearg from Culra

Other routes and challenges

The Lancet Edge (or east ridge of Sgòr Iutharn) provides an airy but reasonably straightforward scramble up neighbouring Geal Chàrn. 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)


Aonach Beag (Alder)



Users' walk reports for Aonach Beag (Alder)

There are 2624 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Aonach Beag (Alder). They have contributed 56 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.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  29/3/13  28 M9
  9/8/17  24 M9
  13/9/14  19 M7
  11/5/13  14 M4
  14/7/12  14 M6
  5/9/13  12 M4
  7/8/11  12 M6
  2/5/18  11 M11
  31/8/11  10 M11C1
  6/8/20  9 M6
  4/11/20  8 M4
  15/1/19  8 M4
  6/5/17  8 M6
  24/7/17  7 M4
  12/7/13  7 M6
  26/5/12  7 M4
  11/5/16  6 M9
  29/5/14  6 M6
  20/4/14  6 M4
  1/7/18  5 M4
  19/12/16  5 M4
  4/6/14  5 M9
  6/8/13  5 M6
  8/7/16  4 M5
  17/10/15  4 M6
  29/6/14  4 M4
  19/4/14  4 M3
  4/6/11  4 M4
  22/7/10  4 M11C1
  15/8/20  3 M7
  6/7/20  3 M6
  26/6/19  3 M4
  24/11/17  3 M4
  9/4/17  3 M2
  28/4/21  2 M4
  13/5/18  2 M7
  26/5/17  2 M5
  27/9/15  2 M7
  12/7/13  2 M4
  25/5/13  2 M6
  5/2/12  2 M3
  2/5/10  2 M6C1
  15/6/98  2 M4
  15/8/20  1 M3
  5/8/20  1 M6
  10/9/15  1 M4
  2/10/14  1 M4
  22/9/12  1 M4
  18/8/12  1 M5
  24/8/11  1 M4
  22/4/11  1 M4
  17/9/07  1 M3
  10/7/94  1 M6
  12/4/12  0 M4
  2/3/12  0 M4
  16/6/04  0 M5C1

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