Aonach Eagach Ridge

Overview

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 MIA (they are qualified Mountain Instructors), but we also work within a strict 1:3 Instructor to Client ratio. This ensures that you receive not only an extremely 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 transport and 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. You will also need a reasonable level of 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

Aonach Eagach Ridge

Day 1: Arrive in Fort William

This is your chance to get to the start of the holiday by making your way to Fort William. 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 Fort William

Day 2: The Aonach Eagach Ridge

Today you will be collected and taken to the start of 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.

Accommodation in Fort William

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.

Aonach Eagach Ridge Accommodation Options

We offer our Aonach Eagach Ridge weekend with 3 different accommodation options to suit your needs and budget.

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.

Hotels and Luxury 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.

No Accommodation

For those who are living locally, or travelling in a camper van, or perhaps including this as a part of a longer holiday in the area, we offer this weekend without accommodation also. Please note that if you wish to have the transfer to the ridge you must be located within Fort William.

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.

2018 Treks
Date of Trek Availability
Friday 3rd August 2018 to Sunday 5th August 2018 Guaranteed - 2 Spaces Left

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.

2019 Calendar

We are hoping to publish our calendar for 2019 in the spring of 2018. If you are keen to book early and secure a trek on a date to suit you please do feel free to get in contact with us.

Pricing

Price for Bed & Breakfast:

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

£199 per person when booking as a two in double or twin rooms.

£239 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 Luxury Bed and Breakfast:

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

£249 per person when booking as a two in double or twin rooms.

£299 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.

Price for No Accommodation:

The price for guiding only is £110. This does not included any accommodation with the trek. Our guide will arrange a meeting location a few days before your booking.

To book this trip we will require a £50 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

Friday 3rd August 2018 to Sunday 5th August 2018 Currently we only have spaces on this date.

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.