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Aonach Buidhe


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
899 m (2949 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
24 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Yellow ridge

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Aonach Buidhe is a remote mountain at the head of Srath Duilleach, however, the long approach route can be cycled as far as Iron Lodge, less than 1km from the base of the mountain. Aonach Buidhe is star shaped with many ridges of varying sizes radiating from the central peak.

Many of the more northern slopes are steep and craggy but, given that the only reasonable approach route leads you to base of the long SW ridge with its easy to moderate slopes, this mountain should offer few problems to the hill-walker who navigates carefully.

Hazards you may encounter on Aonach Buidhe include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Crags within 1km of summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Aonach Buidhe Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Aonach Buidhe.

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 Routes that include Aonach Buidhe
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1383 m 32.73 km 9 hrs Aonach Buidhe  A long approach in but can be cycled to Iron Lodge. An easy ascent on long ridge of what is otherwise a very craggy mountain. Not Yet Rated 

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Me and David Peden summit Aonach Bhuidhe 11/05/2014.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Aonach Buidhe: 30th March 2013

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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Colin Begg on 29 Sep 2020

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