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.



Hillwalking routes up Aonach Beag



1. Ben Alder 6 Munros hillwalking route »


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 !

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

2. 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.

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



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Aonach Beag with Geal Charn behind from Beinn EibhinnAonach Beag with Geal Charn behind from Beinn Eibhinn
Heading to Aonach Beag from Geal CharnHeading to Aonach Beag from Geal Charn
Aonach Beag from below Coire a' Charra BhigAonach Beag from below Coire a' Charra Bhig
Ruined sheiling below Aonach Beag , view to Beinn ChumhainnRuined sheiling below Aonach Beag , view to Beinn Chumhainn
View from Aonach Beag's summit towards Ben NevisView from Aonach Beag's summit towards Ben Nevis
Aonach Beag and Geal Charn from Beinn EibhinnAonach Beag and Geal Charn from Beinn Eibhinn




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