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Aonach Beag [Alder region]
Aonach Beag is a triangular peak with a short narrow E ridge connecting to Geal Charn via a high col (1000m). It also connects to Beinn Eibhinn by an equally short and narrow SW ridge at a col (970m).

The largest ridge runs NW to the crags of Meall Nathrach from where easy slopes lead down to the An Lairig and the paths to Loch Pattack and Glen Spean. The NE slopes of the summit are craggy and the W slopes rocky.

Aonach Beag [Nevis region]
Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor are the two highest peaks on a long ridge running N-S from the Great Glen to the head of Glen Nevis. The sides of this ridge are generally steep and craggy and it is best to assume that you should only attempt an ascent or descent from the N or S ends of the ridge.

As the N slopes of Aonach Mor are developed for skiing, it is normal to ascend both these mountains from the S via Sgurr a'Bhuic.

An alternative route leads up Coire Giubhsachan to a high col (830m) between Aonach Beag and Carn Mor Dearg. Whilst an ascent of this path is relatively easy, it can be difficult to locate when descending and any deviation will lead you to dangerous crags. If in doubt avoid this route.

Aonach Meadhoin
Aonach Meadhoin and its neighbour Sgurr an Fuarail (987m, not a Munro) are peaks on a narrow curving ridge. The N face of the ridge, overlooking Coire nan Eun is steep and craggy and the S face into Coire na Cadha steep but with fewer crags.

The main ridge connects to Sgurr an Fuarail to the ENE and Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg to the WNW. There is a NNE ridge to Bealach a' Choinnich, and the S slopes of Ciste Dhubh.

There is also a ridge SSE from Sgurr an Fhuarain to the W of Coire na Cadha, which is steep and rocky but is a possible ascent route from Glen Sheil.

Aonach Mor
Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor are the two highest peaks on a long ridge running N-S from the Great Glen to the head of Glen Nevis. The sides of this ridge are generally steep and craggy and it is best to assume that you should only attempt an ascent or descent from the N or S ends of the ridge.

As the N slopes of Aonach Mor are developed for skiing, it is normal to ascend both these mountains from the S via Sgurr a'Bhuic.

An alternative route leads up Coire Giubhsachan to a high col (830m) between Aonach Beag and Carn Mor Dearg. Whilst an ascent of this path is relatively easy, it can be difficult to locate when descending and any deviation will lead you to dangerous crags. If in doubt avoid this route.

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