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Aonach Eagach, Glencoe

A guided traverse of the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe provides one of the finest and most challenging scrambles on the mainland, a very rewarding route.

Dates to suit you through out the summer.

Guided Aonach Eagach ridge, Glencoe
  • Route length: 4km

  • Grade: 2                                 

  • Terrain: Rock ridge

  • Duration: 1 Day

  • Start/Finish: To Be Arraigned upon booking, location dependent


Experience of mountain walking and other scrambles, a good head for heights and the ability to move over rocky terrain with a good level of fitness


What we offer

All our instructors are qualified and very experienced at leading people over technical terrain along the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe.

Our instructors are very knowledgeable about the mountain environment, so the day can be easily split up with interesting chats, wildlife and great views along the way.

We pick the best route options for you to give an enjoyable time on the rock.

We supply all the technical equipment for the route.


The classic of the Glencoe ridges which dominates the skyline on the north side of the glen.


The ridge starts with an ascent of Am Bodach, with a few small rocky sections to help you get used to the rock and moving efficiently on steeper ground.

At the summit we continue west, descend ‘The Chancellor’, the first technical section to the Munro of Meal Dearg.  From there it is the start of the infamous pinnacles in the middle section.  Every type of scrambling is undertaken: climbing up chimneys, down chimneys, over steep steps, down rocky ridges, up rocky ridges, exposed step arounds. 


It’s all exciting but very achievable, just remember to look at the view. To finish we then walk up the easy slope on Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, before descending back to the road.

Guided Aonach Eagach traverse, Glencoe
Guided Aonach Eagach Traverse, Glencoe
Aonach Eagach, Glencoe
Aonach Eagach, Glencoe
Aonach Eagach, Glencoe
Aonach Eagach, Glencoe
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