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Scrambling Aonach Eagach is one of the ‘big ticks‘ that any mountain walker, Munroist, or scrambler wants to do. It is located in Glencoe, not far from Fort William and is the most accessible of the ‘big three’ ridges.
Geographically speaking, the Aonach Eagach is a simple ridge running roughly west-east. But this belies the nature of the challenge involved. After ascending the steep sided flanks to gain the crest of the ridge, when traversing east to west the first challenge is the down-climb from Am Bodach. No escape is possible after this and the rest of the ridge continues with numerous climbs up and down. The highlight is the traverse of the pinnacles (pictured).
One of our most popular trips is a four day trip to scramble the three great UK mainland ridges – An Teallach (Day 1), Liathach (Day 2) and the Aonach Eagach (Day 4). Day 3 is a travelling and rest day.