Sgorr nam Fiannaidh on the Aonach Eagach from Meall Dearg

Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

Munro peak at the western end of the Aonach Eagach

The Aonach Eagach is reputed to be mainland Britain's narrowest ridge. Sgorr nam Fiannaidh sits at the western end of the Aonach Eagach and when climbed on its own doesn't require any rock-scrambling !


Sgorr nam Fiannaidh


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height 967.7m
Prominence 623m
Meaning peak of the Fingalians
Lists Munro, 187
Location Aonach Eagach, Strath Orchy to Glen Coe
Grid Ref NN140583
Lat/Lon 56.67932, -5.03741


The Aonach Eagach which appropriately means 'notched ridge', travels along the northern side of Glencoe and is probably the most famous ridge in the country. Viewed from Glencoe below, the Aonach Eagach appears as a narrow crest with a series of small towers with Sgorr nam Fiannaidh being the high domed peak at the western end of the ridge.

Sgorr nam Fiannaidh is usually climbed with Meall Dearg as part of an Aonach Eagach traverse - an airy ridge which involves some sporting rock-scrambling. Most people take a route starting from Glencoe.

Sgorr nam Fiannaidh can be reached without encountering any technical terrain if approached from the west near Glencoe Village. Coming in from this direction allows a hike up the nearby peak of the Pap of Glencoe - an extrordinary little lump of rock with vast views from its summit westwards.



Hillwalking routes up Sgorr nam Fiannaidh


1. Aonach Eagach traverse »


A commiting rock-scrambling route crossing the famed Aonach Eagach running along the northern side of Glencoe. The traverse takes in the two Munro summits of Sgorr nam Fiannaidh and Meall Dearg, while tackling some exposed sections of rock-scrambling.
Ascent : 1200m (3940ft)    Distance : 8km (5m)    Time : 6hr



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Pap of Glencoe and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh from Loch LevenPap of Glencoe and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh from Loch Leven
Ridge leading westwards towards Sgorr nam FiannaidhRidge leading westwards towards Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
On the Aonach Eagach, east of Sgorr nam FiannaidhOn the Aonach Eagach, east of Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
On Sgorr nam Fiannaidh looking back along the Aonach EagachOn Sgorr nam Fiannaidh looking back along the Aonach Eagach
Sgorr nam Fiannaidh from the Pap of GlencoeSgorr nam Fiannaidh from the Pap of Glencoe
Views westwards from the summit of Sgorr nam FiannaidhViews westwards from the summit of Sgorr nam Fiannaidh




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