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Aonach Beag & Beinn Eibhinn

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These fine summits are two remote Munros lying between Lochs Laggan and Ericht; they look over the Bealach Dubh to the Ben Alder massif. While they can be climbed from Corrour, using the railway to the demand stop at Corrour and the private road along Loch Ossian, the route described here assumes a mountain bike is available, taking the private road from the A86 road.

Start from parking space (NN 433 831) and follow the road across the Spean, heading for Lochan na h-Earba for 3.5 km then towards ruins at Lubvan. Continue along the path up the Allt Cam to cross it and climb up the north ridge of Aonach Beag, marked at its north end by the steepening of Meall Nathrach. A top at 835m is taken in before the final ascent leading to the summit at 1116m.

From the summit, drop down the southwest ridge to a col at about 975m then continue up the ridge and over an intermediate top, curving gradually west above Coire a' Charra Mhoir to gain the summit of Beinn Eibhinn at 1102m. Head west for just under one kilometre to the west top then drop north down the ridge of Sron an Fhuarain, before contouring somewhat NNE to cross the Allt Cam again and so pick up the approach path back to Lubvan.

The use of a mountain bike will knock off 11 km from the total approach of some 25 km, providing a super day in this relatively remote area of the Central Highlands.

 

Maps: OS Sheet 42 'Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch'
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 1110 m
Time: 7 hours
Food & Drink: Roy Bridge is about 16km to the west along the A86, with a hotel.

 

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