New Topic Reply to Topic. The best map for this route is the Ordnance Survey 384, Glen Coe and Glen Etive, available on Amazon here. If you have a route you could contribute, submit it to us today. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Meall Dearg is a good viewpoint for the other Glencoe peaks, but all walkers eyes will be drawn to the ridge ahead - a frightening prospect for many! You have been warned! Scotland is under national lockdown. Once safely down this descent, the ridge is narrow with a few short scrambly sections but fairly straightforward with a good path as it continues onto Meall Dearg. Want a website thank ranks in Google Search. There are two options for the route up Am Bodach, heading either directly and very steeply up the spur to the summit, or alternatively heading further right to come alongside the Allt Ruigh. The ridge has been the scene of many epics on account of its length and its difficulty. for the safest line across the pinnacles just follow signs of wear, climbing directly over some towers and slinking around the flanks of others, always on smooth-polished rock. We are sorry that this post was not useful for you! Aonach Eagach is consistently ranked as the best ridge walk and scramble in the UK and in the top few across the world by National Geographic (allegedly). All that remains is the descent from the ridge. 3 – (NN 16630 58092) The next section of the ridge along to Meal Dearg goes without incident, providing some finely positioned with the odd section of scrambling. High above the valley of Glen Coe is the razor-sharp ridge of Aonach Eagach; it is over 3km of serrated edges, spiky pinnacles, and heart stopping drops and it the best British ridge walk and single day out in the mountains that I have experienced. The difficulties then end when the Munro 'Top' of Stob Coire Leith is reached. Nothing quite gets a hillwalker's heart racing like a ridge walk. Hard, exposed scrambling along the ridge between Am Bodach and Stob Coire Leith - experience and a good head for heights is required.. Citilink buses along Glen Coe (request stops at drivers discretion). It includes two Munros - Meall Dearg and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. The first real scrambling comes on the descent from Am Bodach. On the far side follow the path to a track and then turn left to head down to the Glencoe - Clachaig road about a kilometre east of Glencoe village. Below shows the route outline for Aonach Eagach. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Aonach Eagach. The ridge itself is a very linear affair, running almost the entire length of the Glen Coe and therefore its best to be a bit organised and have a car at the other end to save the 7 km walk back up the valley after you’re done. Aonach Eagach is a very exposed ridge walk. “I live for everything outdoors and to me a bad day in the hills still beats a good day in the office.”, Sam regularly publishes route blogs on his website, This route was created by Sam Wainwright and donated to the. Instead head west along the ridge. A guided walk on the Aonach Eagach takes in the tops of two Munros, Meall Dearg (953m) and Sgurr nam Fiannaidh (967m). No votes so far! Start from the car park on the A82 at NN 17333 56746 (maps link). Aonach Eagach is a grade 2 scrambling route. Almost immediately after leaving the summit of Am Bodach, we scramble down an exposed section; some might say this is the hardest part of the entire ridge. These cookies do not store any personal information. Giant lumps of rock that looked impossible to pass. The Aonach Eagach is the rocky ridge on the north side of Glen Coe. Friday 7am and we set off for walk number 1 which would be the famous grade 1/2 Aonach Eagach ridge. The Aonach Eagach is a spectacular narrow ridge running high above the pass of Glencoe. 1045 – Traverse the Aonach Eagach ridge! We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. By The Newsroom. Summary:Famed as the narrowest ridge on the British mainland (though Liathach and An Teallach must run it close), the Aonach Eagach gives a thrilling and spectacular traverse for keen scramblers, linking the Munros of Meall Dearg and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh.Terrain:Hard, exposed scrambling along the ridge between Am Bodach and Stob Coire Leith - experience and a good head for heights is required.. The path is initially a little eroded but soon joins a section which has been repaired. The only possible escape route is descend northwards from Meall Dearg (incidentally this route gives an easy ascent to Meall Dearg for baggers who do not wish to traverse the ridge). Aonach Eagach ridge east to west. On own, swelteringly hot day, but great views from a stupendous walk. Crib Goch: 24/07/2014: We waited for a good weather forecase before attempting the Anoach Eagach. Some cloud cover when climbing up to Am Bodach but clear when we topped Meall Dearg. WE set off together with another, much larger … As teenagers, George Adam and myself decided to do the Aonach Eagach, it was one of those days when the sun was shining and it is bitterly cold with no wind. Glen Coe's Aonach Eagach ridge is the most legendary Grade 2 scramble in Scotland. If you have a route you could contribute. This website contains route information submitted by real people like you, accounting the facts and personal tales of their experiences. It is only once onto the crest that the scale and size of the ridge of becomes apparent. The Aonach Eagach ridge is located in Glen Coe, which is in western Scotland and forms part of the Scottish Highlands. It is only once onto the crest that the scale and size of the ridge of becomes apparent. , he was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. To the North you can look down on the serrated ridge of Aonach Eagach, beyond which lies the massive bulk of Ben Nevis and to the East of The Ben are the Mamores. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. From Stob Coire Leith the ridge continues easily with a broad path to the second Munro, Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, the highest on the ridge at 967 metres; it has a superb view of the lower reaches of Glen Coe. I was proud that I was over half way, and then I saw the pinnacles. The Aonach Eagach is a rocky ridge lying to the north of Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands, boasting two Munro summits. 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