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Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag - two of the "Lochaber giants"
Introduction to Walk 2918

Photo from the walk - Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag - two of the

County/Area - Highland

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 4500 feet / 1364 metres

Time - 9 hours 0 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This walk in the mountains north of Fort William visits the summits of Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag, both of which exceed 4,000 feet above sea level. The views on a good day are stunning especially of Ben Nevis. The route contains plenty of ascent and you should remember that suitable clothing is essential so you can cope with rapid changes in weather. There are also snow cornices to be considered and if you are not aware of their potential dangers then you should do some research prior to departure. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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