Aonach Mor

Aonach Mor

Munro peak in the Lochaber 4000s mountain range

Aonach Mor is a long ridged mountain with a vast summit plateau leading to Aonach Beag. The Nevis Range Mountain Experience is situated on the northern slopes and has Scotland's only Mountain Gondola.


Aonach Mor


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Height 1221m
Prominence 134m
Meaning big ridge
Lists Munro, 8
Location Lochaber 4000s, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid Ref NN193730
Lat/Lon 56.81299, -4.96222


Aonach Mor's vast grass covered summit plateau sits above a long line of crags and cliffs on its east face and grassy slopes in other directions. At the foot of its northern flank is the Nevis Range with Scotland's only mountain gondola leading to the high Snowgoose station and restaurant.

The easiest and most direct route up to Aonach Mor's summit is from the Nevis Range - a straightforward hike up grassy slopes. However, route finding will be tough if mountain-biking or skiing is taking place !

A far more rewarding route is to approach from Glen Nevis. This route not only goes through Nevis Gorge and past the magnificent Falls of Steall, but also takes in nearby Munro of Aonach Beag, with detours up other minor peaks.

AonachMor together with Aonach Beag, Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis are collectively referred to as the Lochaber 4000s. Bagging them in one day makes for a long and varied route hiking on vast plateaux, scrambling along narrow ridges while taking in vast views.



Hillwalking routes up Aonach Mor


1. The 'Aonachs' from Nevis Range »


Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag are affectionately known as the 'Aonachs' and a straightforward and direct route these high Munro peaks is from the Nevis Range below Aonach Mor's northern grassy flank.
Ascent : 1450m (4760ft)    Distance : 15km (9m)    Time : 6hr

2. The 'Aonachs' from Steall »


Not as direct as from the approach from Nevis Range, this route up Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor from Glen Nevis is more rewarding as it passes through Nevis Gorge and the Falls of Steall.
Ascent : 1650m (5410ft)    Distance : 15km (9m)    Time : 6hr

3. Ben Nevis and Lochaber 4000s »


Together Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag are referred to as the Lochaber 4000s and bagging them in one day makes for a long and varied route hiking on vast plateaux, scrambling along narrow ridges while taking in vast views.
Ascent : 2220m (7280ft)    Distance : 20km (12m)    Time : 8:45hr

4. Ben Nevis to the Grey Corries »


Combining Ben Nevis, the Lochaber 4000s and the Grey Corries into one route makes for a long fairly challenging route hiking on vast plateaux and narrow ridges while taking in vast views. Ideal preparation (and recci) for a Tranter Round or longer Ramsay Round !
Ascent : 3200m (10500ft)    Distance : 32km (20m)    Time : 13:30hr



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Aonach Mor above the Carn Mor Dearg areteAonach Mor above the Carn Mor Dearg arete
Nevis Range Gondola heading up Aonach MorNevis Range Gondola heading up Aonach Mor
The Snowgoose Station at 650m up Aonach MorThe Snowgoose Station at 650m up Aonach Mor
Winter fun high up Aonach Mor's Nevis RangeWinter fun high up Aonach Mor's Nevis Range
View from Aonach Mor's summit over the Grey CorriesView from Aonach Mor's summit over the Grey Corries
Looking down the snow-fences on Aonach Mor to Loch EilLooking down the snow-fences on Aonach Mor to Loch Eil




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