Aonach Eagach Ridge is a 18.0 kilometer out and back trail located near Ballachulish, Highland, Scotland that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 18.0 km Elevation Gain: 2,152 m Route Type: Out & Back

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This is a beautiful, but potentially dangerous trail - the key to staying safe is to stay on the ridgeline (don't try to drop down to the valley too early). Two hikers died in 2009 trying to get down quicker.

hiking
scramble
8 days ago

Experience required. Was advised to traverse E-W and did so but plenty others on the ridge going W-E finding it no easier. Not to be tackled alone

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

An unforgettable experience! Word of caution, do your best to go over all pinnacles. Side paths are extremely hazardous, turfy, often wet, and difficult to return from.

11 months ago

Easy route to follow as it's on a ridge. No difficulties by Alpine standards but the rock can get slippy in wet conditions. Best done from East to West - avoid coming off early at Clachaig gully as it is not a pleasant descent. Take plenty of water on a hot day as there is nowhere to top up. As with any mountain route weather can change the level of difficulty.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Beautiful, rigorous, thrilling trail, with extensive scrambling. Those without some climbing, or rout finding experience need not apply. Wet conditions add to the thrill, difficulty, and risk of serious mechanical injury and or death. Nice weather reduces these risks but does not eliminate them. Keep in mind you are in Scotland and mountain weather can change swiftly. Those who push through will be rewarded with an experience of a lifetime.

hiking
Monday, April 30, 2018

A great outing in summer or winter. In summer good scrambling skills will see you over the worst and on a dry day most will have a lot of fun. The rock can be iffy in the wet and it’s certainly not a place for those with little experience to be taking themselves. Winter is little different- an experienced pair will pitch very little and be off the mountain by lunch. If you’re less experienced this can be significantly longer and the ridge is the scene for many an epic!

hiking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Epic day out

hiking
2 months ago

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