Sgorr nam Fiannaidh on the Aonach Eagach from Meall Dearg

Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, Aonach Eagach

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

Meaningpeak of the Fingalians
ListsMunro, 187
LocationNorth of Glencoe, Northwest Argyll and Appin
Grid RefNN140583
Lat/Lon56.67932, -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.

Routes up Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

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.

Peaks : 2 Munros

Ascent : 1200m (3940ft)
Distance : 8km (5m)
Time : 6hr

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