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The Aonach Eagach & Gearr Aonach Weekend

Aonach Eagach Ridge

About The Aonach Eagach & Gearr Aonach Weekend

Our guided scrambling weekend on The Aonach Eagach Ridge & Gearr Aonach gives you a fantastic introduction to the thrills of scrambling on some on some of Scotland's most iconic mountains. The Aonach Eagach is one of the most well-known ridges in Scotland and for many people is a huge achievement in its own right. This 6 mile 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. Coupled with the Zig Zags of Gearr Aonach, the famous middle section of The Three Sisters you are certain to have a weekend you will never forget.

View from the top of the Devil's Staircase into Glencoe
Highlights of This Weekend

- Exhilarating scrambling on one of the UK's most famous ridges.
- Summiting Gearr Aonach, the middle of the Glencoe Three Sisters.
- Experience the highland hospitality of Fort William and see beautiful views of Glencoe.
- Expert instruction from a qualified and friendly Mountaineering Instructor.

What’s Included in this Weekend
  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • 2 Days scrambling
  • A Qualified Mountaineering Instructor
  • A Full Information Pack
  • Maximum group size of 2
  • Free transport from accommodation to Glencoe if needed
  • Transfer after the Aonach Eagach Ridge
View of Glencoe

Is This Weekend 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 these routes are very exposed. You will also need a reasonable level of fitness, as they are tiring and long days. However, your instructor will be fully aware that this may well be a big challenge for you and will encourage you through this exciting weekend.

At a Glance

Location: Glencoe, Scotland
Accommodation In: Fort William
Number of Days: 2 days scrambling
Number of Nights: 3
Difficulty Level: 5/5
24th and 25th June
29th and 30th July
Please contact us for alternative dates.
Your Instructor

Oliver Mentz

Ollie Mentz will be your instructor for this weekend. Ollie is a qualified Mountain Instructor with years of experience in the hills of the UK. He has travelled throughout Europe and lived in the mountains of Wales and Scotland. Always keen for a new adventure he has climbed to over 4000m in the Alps, survived Scottish blizzards, explored the Anti Atlas Mountains of Morocco and canoed river rapids in Wales.

Customer Comments

"Ollie was fantastic and he was always focused on our safety first and ensured we were challenged the whole time." - Sue C

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