The Aonach Eagach Ridge with a patch of cloud

Aonach Eagach Ridge


The path along The Aonach Eagach Ridge.

Introduction to the Aonach Eagach Ridge

The Aonach Eagach Ridge is one of the most well-known ridges in Scotland and for many people it is high on their mountaineering list. The route summits two Munros; Meall Dearg and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, but for many it is the legendary grade 2 scrambling in between these mountains that makes this such an exhilarating challenge.

View in Glencoe on a sunny day - Aonach Eagach Ridge

What's Included with this Holiday

  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • 1 Day scrambling
  • A Qualified Mountaineering Instructor
  • A Full Information Pack
  • Maximum group size of 3 per Instructor
  • Transfer from accommodation to Glencoe
  • Transfer after the Aonach Eagach Ridge

Why Book With Us

Not only do all our guides for The Aonach Eagach Ridge have their MCI (they are qualified Mountaineering & Climbing Instructors), but we also work within a 1:2 Instructor to Client ratio. This ensures that you receive not only an a high level of safety but also an exceptional level of customer care. We believe our guides should keep you safe AND provide you with a fantastic experience. Our package also includes accommodation to make that experience hassle-free, allowing you to just enjoy the adventure.

Is the Aonach Eagach Ridge Right For Me?

This scrambling weekend is perfect for those ready to take the step up from regular hill walking to scrambling. You don’t need any experience of scrambling but must come with the understanding that you will need a head for heights, as this route is very exposed. Previous scrambling experience with stand you in good stead. You will also need a good level of hill-fitness, as it is a tiring and long day. However, your instructor will be fully aware that this may well be a big challenge for you and will encourage you through this exciting experience.

Aonach Eagach Ridge Guided Walking Itinerary

Daily Plan

Ascending to the start of the Aonach Eagach Ridge

Day 1: Arrive in Glencoe

This is your chance to get to the start of the holiday by making your way to Glencoe. We will have accommodation arranged for you so you just need to turn up and tell them your name. Before your trip you will receive some information about the town as well as some ideas of where you may wish to eat.

Accommodation in Glencoe/Ballachulish

Day 2: The Aonach Eagach Ridge

Today you will take on the Aonach Eagach Ridge, one of the most famous ridges in Scotland. Although just 6 miles in length be prepared for a long, challenging and thrilling experience and for a long day in the mountains. The ridge starts with an ascent of Am Bodach, which has a few small rocky sections to help you get used to the terrain and to moving efficiently on steeper ground. At the summit we continue west, descend ‘The Chancellor’, the first technical section to the Munro of Meal Dearg. The infamous pinnacles, which make up the middle section of the ridge, come next. Every type of scrambling is undertaken to negotiate these: you will climbing up and down narrow recesses, over steep steps, up, down and along rocky ridges, and make exposed step arounds. You will of course do all this under the careful instruction of your guide. It will certainly be exciting but is very achievable, and it is important to remember to take in the views. With the excitement over we finish up the gentle and broader slope on Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, before making the long descent into the glen.

Accommodation in Glencoe/Ballachulish

Day 3: Departure

Today it is time to make your way home. You may be physically tired, but hopefully also mentally invigorated by this undeniable achievement.

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Aonach Eagach Ridge Accommodation Options

We offer our Aonach Eagach Ridge weekend with accommodation options to suit your needs and budget. If booking as a solo traveller there is a single supplement required, and we would look to pair you with another scrambler for the ridge itself. Failing this we will offer you the chance to go ahead on a 1-to-1 basis for an extra fee.

For guiding only please get in touch for a quote.

Example of a B&B Room

Bed & Breakfast

The Bed and Breakfast option provides you with good standard Bed and Breakfast accommodation, with breakfast included within the price of the holiday. The B&Bs we use are located within small towns or villages and so you will have access to local shops as well as a choice of pubs to make sure you have plenty of opportunity to have an evening meal. In areas where there are no B&Bs or there are no facilities such as shops or pubs we will instead drive you out to another nearby village where a better overall experience can be achieved.

Tich Na Cheo Twin Room in Kinclochleven

Hotels and 4 Star Bed and Breakfast

If you are looking for some of the highest standard accommodation available along the trail this is the option for you. Most of your accommodation will be in hotels, using 4 star B&Bs only when they are a higher standard than the local hotels. In areas where you finish walking and there is no high quality hotels or 4 star B&Bs (e.g. Kingshouse), you will be driven to a nearby village to make sure you get a consistent standard.

Dates & Prices

The dates of our scheduled treks can be seen below. We also off the option of private bookings for groups. Please get in touch if you'd like to book privately.

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No Suitable Date?

If there are no dates on this calendar to suit you please let us know, sometimes we can add extra dates if there is enough demand for an extra trip to be added.

Waiting List

If a trek is full but you would like to be added to the waiting list, please do let us know. The waiting list is there so that if anyone drops out of the trek we will contact you and let you know, so you can take their place on the trek instead.

Future Dates

Our trekking calendar is released a year in advance each spring. Keep an eye on the 'Year Planner' in the menu above, or send us a request for an email alert when the latest calendar is published. If you are keen to book early and secure a trek on a date to suit you, do feel free to get in contact with us to suggest a date


Price for Bed & Breakfast:

The total price for this option including accommodation, instructor, etc is:

£279 per person when booking as a two in double or twin rooms.

£399 per person if booking as an individual therefore needing single rooms.

To book this trip we will require a £100 deposit per person with the rest to be paid a month before your trip.

Price for Hotels and 4 Star Bed and Breakfast:

The total price for this option including accommodation, instructor, etc is:

£349 per person when booking as a two in double or twin rooms.

£499 per person if booking as an individual therefore needing single rooms.

To book this trip we will require a £150 deposit per person with the rest to be paid a month before your trip.

How to Book

Booking is simple, you can either phone us, email us or use our online shopping cart below.

Book Aonach Eagach Ridge Online

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Please choose your dates and accommodation options to see the pricing.

Please note we use a secure website for our shopping cart. You will be taken to that site when you press the book now button.

What Happens Once you Have Booked

Once we have received your booking (either through the online shopping cart, email or phone). We will then confirm with you that your accommodation option and room type, single, twin or double, is available. We will then send you a full booking form and information about paying your deposit for your trek. All deposits can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card. Once we have received back both your booking form and deposit we will let you know and your place on the trip will be secure.