Aonach Beag from Geal Charn

Aonach Beag

Remote Munro mountain south of Laggan and west of Loch Ericht

Aonach Beag is the summit of a ridge between two other Munro mountains, Geal-Charn and Beinn Eibhinn in the remote area between Laggan and Loch Ericht.


Aonach Beag


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Height1115.8m
Prominence152m
Meaninglittle ridge
ListsMunro, 38
LocationAlder Forest, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid RefNN458742
Lat/Lon56.83326, -4.52934


As its name would suggest (gaelic for small ridge), Aonach Beag is a ridge between two other more distinctive mountains, shapely Beinn Eibhinn and the massive Geal-Charn.

Most hillwalkers will opt to include Aonach Beag with the other peaks nearby, most likely coming up from Culra below Carn Dearg. Another possible route is to aim directly from Luiblea in Glen Spean, where fine estate tracks and stalkers paths lead up the Munro's northern shoulder.



Routes up Aonach Beag


Ben Alder Forest Munros

One of the finest ways to reach Ben Alder is a cycle down Loch Ericht followed by a circular route from Culra Bothy. Lots to encounter - high plateaus, lochans, ridges, fantastic views - all while bagging 6 Munros !

Peaks : 6 Munros

Ascent : 2400m (7870ft)
Distance : 56km (35m)
Time : 11:5hr

Geal-Charn via the Lancet Edge

There are four Munros in the group of peaks north of Culra Bothy, Carn Dearg, Geal-Charn, Aonach Beag and Beinn Eibhinn, all forming a linear ridge route. One of the most interesting routes up takes in the Lancet Edge, a narrow ridge heading up Geal-Charn.

Peaks : 4 Munros

Ascent : 1330m (4360ft)
Distance : 44km (27m)
Time : 6:30hr



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