Beinn nan Aighenan

Beinn nan Aighenan

Remote Munro peak east of Loch Etive

Beinn nan Aighenan is one of the more remote Munros in the Central Highlands, a rugged hill situated east of Loch Etive and hidden behind the bulk of Ben Starav.

Beinn nan Aighenan

Meaningmountain of the hinds
ListsMunro, 196
LocationEast of Loch Etive, Northwest Argyll and Appin
Grid RefNN148405
Lat/Lon56.51988, -5.01235

East of Loch Etive, Beinn nan Aighenan is a fairly isolated mountain, for the most part hidden from view by the bulk of mighty Ben Starav.

The most direct route to Beinn nan Aighenan is from the head of Loch Etive, where a stalkers path follows a burn to the col between Glas Bheinn Mhor and Ben Starav and a faint hillwalkers path leads to the summit. With the need to cross this col, most hillwalkers will most likely opt to include one or more of the nearby Munros in the same walk.

Beinn nan Aighenan could also be approached from Victoria Bridge to the east or Glen Kinglass to the south.

Routes up Beinn nan Aighenan

East of Glen Etive

Ben Starav is the dominant peak in a range of peaks east of Loch Etive. Following crests, this circular route takes in all five Munros.

Peaks : 5 Munros

Ascent : 2560m (8400ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 10:30hr

Ben Starav and neighbours

A fine route above the eastern shores of Loch Etive, passing waterfalls and leading up to Ben Starav and its immediate Munro neighbours.

Peaks : 3 Munros, options to shorten

Ascent : 2000m (6560ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 8:30hr

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