Duration: 1 day
Client to Instructor Ratio: 2:1 Max
This legendary ridge sits prominently alongside the road as you traverse the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Offering not only easy accessibility but also exhilarating scrambling, it showcases some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery you'll find anywhere in the UK.
Prepare for a thrilling journey along this remarkable ridgeline.
Before Your Course
Your EverydayClimbing mountain guide will be in touch one to two days before your course commences. This pre-course contact serves to introduce your guide, confirm meeting details, and provide insight into the expected weather conditions. Our guides are readily available to address any queries you may have, ensuring you're well-prepared for your upcoming adventure.
On the Day
Our adventure begins the moment we park in the heart of Glen Coe, surrounded by towering peaks that appear near vertical. Setting off on our journey, we begin with a demanding ascent to the summit of Am Bodach. This initial climb may seem relentless, but the panoramic views improve with every step and we complete 90% of our ascent swiftly, leaving the rest of the day to savour the vistas and relish the airy scrambling along the ridge.
Upon reaching the first summit, we'll don harnesses, helmets and ropes, ready for the tricky descent we soon encounter. At the base of this, the route ahead is clearly evident—a nearly one-kilometer stretch of rugged pinnacles leading to Stob Coire Leith. Along this breathtaking route, we encounter numerous rock spires, chimneys and slabs, some easier to navigate, others technically challenging. In between these formations, the ridge narrows to as little as a meter wide at times, creating a truly atmospheric journey with plenty of opportunities for striking photos.
After conquering all difficulties and reaching the final summit, the journey continues with four kilometres of classic mountain walking leading us down to the road and as tradition dictates, to the renowned Clachaig Inn for a celebratory drink.
Not quite what you're seeking? No problem! We specialize in organizing climbing, scrambling, or mountaineering guides for any route in the Scottish Highlands or islands. From the dramatic sea-stacks to the legendary Skye Cuillin, we've got your adventure covered. Feel free to drop us a line with your specific requirements, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.
This course is available year-round and can be scheduled on any day that suits your plans.
Feel free to reach out with your specific requirements or contact us using the form below, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.
Our prices are comprehensive and cover the following:
One person - £260
Two people - £310 (£155 per person)
The Aonach Eagach is a must-do for anyone's mountain bucket list, offering an epic and narrow ridge that should be on every adventurer's agenda.
With a qualified and experienced instructor as your guide, you'll have the opportunity to tackle the finest and most exposed sections of the ridge head-on, making exposed moves in complete security, all while being 900 meters above the picturesque Glen Coe.
It's worth noting that even when taking the easiest options, the Aonach Eagach is a full and demanding day with limited shortcuts. Once you commit to the ridge, there are no escape routes other than to either return the way you came or to complete the route.
Having summer hillwalking experience is essential, and while some prior experience with scrambling at Grade 1 or above is helpful, it's not mandatory. The Aonach Eagach is a spectacular and rewarding choice for a Highland scrambling route, regardless of your previous experience.
• 25-35l backpack
• Mountain walking boots
• Walking poles
• Water bottle or hot drink flask (1 litre)
• lunch (around 1000cals.)
• Head torch + spare batteries
• Thick socks
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Thin fleece or light insulated jacket
• Thick fleece or mid insulated jacket
• Warm hat
• Hiking trousers
• Synthetic/merino base layers
• Personal medication
• Sun lotion & midge repellent/head net
• Waterproof stuff sacks for everything
• OS map
• Waterproof map case
• Compass (Silva type 4 recommended)
• Climbing helmet
• Belay device and karabiner
• Emergency shelter (Orange bag)
To guarantee your comfort and security throughout our activities, we strongly advise all participants to come prepared with the complete equipment listed. While our activities may proceed even if participants do not have the entire kit list, please be aware that EverydayClimbing and our instructors retain the right to modify the itinerary or conclude the activity early should the absence of essential equipment pose an elevated risk to the group, exceeding acceptable safety standards.
As part of our unwavering commitment to eliminating barriers to outdoor adventures, we offer a selection of equipment available for use by anyone, with no questions asked. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. Just drop us a line and let us know what you require.