Completing the top 10 highest: 4,047 ft Aonach Beag

Written by on August 29, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments

For me, Aonach Beag was not only the last munro to climb for completion of the Nevis or Aonachs but also for completion of the top 10 highest mountains in Scotland and UK. One of only 9 summits which exceed 4,000 ft, Aonach Beag has spectacular views extending in all directions for a good 70 miles on the clearest of days. It also has the best views of neighboring Ben Nevis.

Day/date: Saturday 11 August, 2018

Munros: Aonach Beag (No 56)

Start point: Glen Nevis car park

Drive length: 2 hours 5 minutes

Walk length: 8 miles / 5 hours 30 mins

Weather: BASE: Fair, no wind, 7C / SUMMIT Mostly cloudy, light to moderate breeze, 6C

and so it begins! Another overcrowded car park which is too small for it’s popularity.

Waterfall running off Ben Nevis

Dangerous it may be but only if your not looking where your going!

Great view looking up Glen Nevis

First sight of the meadow and Steall Falls.

Nice footbridge but a grueling slog lies behind.

Remains of what was once a house.

Ben Nevis

Summit of Aonach Beag with one of Scotland’s last remaining snow patches below.

Nice view of the ring of Steall looking south.

Carn Mor Dearg and Arete

Old weather observatory clearly visible on the top of The Ben. People were too but phone couldn’t pick them up.

Summit of CMD

Looking across to the summit of Aonach Mor.

I make it. I complete the top 10 highest mountains in the UK!

Nice view looking down Loch Linnhe towards Mull.

Grey Corries.

Looking a long way down to the Steall Falls.

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