The Aonach Eagach is usually regarded as the most difficult horizontal ‘scrambling’ ridge in mainland Scotland, though it vies with Liathach (and, in winter, An Teallach) for this title. In his book “Scrambles in Lochaber”, local climber Noel Williams warns that there are no other ridges in the area that are “so narrow and so difficult to escape from once committed. Some sections are extremely exposed. This makes it a difficult outing to grade, because the technical difficulties are not great”. Williams settled on grade 2, implying it is easier than the (optional) grade 2/3 approach scramble up A’Chailleach, but added a further warning (in bold type) that “there are no safe descents on the south side of the ridge”.
Scottish Blue Badge Guide – Piping Scot Tours.
Golf Tours – Faraway Fairways Ltd.
Tartan and Kilts – Andrew Brookes Tailoring.
Bagpipes – Blue MacMurchie.