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Name:Aonach air Chrith
Hill number:685
Height:1019.5m / 3345ft
RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Ness
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NH 05106 08344
Summit feature:small rock 10m N of cairn
Drop:493m
Col:527m  NG977098  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414S
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 577 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Weather fair.MountainMac20/09/2019
Ascended from glen Shiel over A' Crioch.PeakyPete11/06/2019
Headed in from Glen Sheil - good snow from about 650m. Min wind. I/M clear. Ascended North Ridge. Initially this is straight-forward. Then there is a section of 20m (steep arete and awkward step) which is pretty consequential - we roped up here. The summitted, west to Maol Chinn-dearg, then descended Drium Coire nan Eirecheanach - good winter mountaineering daywychwood05/03/2019
From A87 near Cluanie Inn, along track to SE and up Creag a' Mhaim SE ridge, then along S Shiel ridge to Creag nan Damh, descending back to A87 Eas-nan-Arm bridgekdbennett19/08/2018
Managed the scrambly bit fine, Karin in front talking to me Dianne behind not sure if she was ready to catch me, but it was brilliant to do the scrambly bit & not be a feartie. Highest point of the hike. Still warm & views to infinityLizzieG07/07/2018
Started ridge with Callum and Chris on Club meet. only completed four Munroe'sJamesSDonald09/06/2018
With Steve Smith on traverse of the Cluanie ridge going broadly E-W over 2 days.jonglew26/10/2017
part of the south shiel ridgeAristotle Chip15/10/2017
KeithByTheC27/08/2017
Climbed from the Cluanie Inn- nine hours- with Dan Arnold and Ian Baverstock including Creag aâ Mhaim- Druim Shionnach- Aonach Air Chrith & Maol Chinn-dearg. Gorgeous sunshine all day.chillyman826/08/2017
South Glen Shiel Ridgetomd404/09/2016
5 of 7FCMark27/08/2016
With Alan GilliesHighland Days18/06/2016
SoloTopsaswell20/05/2016
Fifth Munro of the day. Warm and sunny.Play2End08/09/2015
Third of the day.Roblex10/06/2015
Continuation of walk from Druim Shionnach West Top. Followed path above cliffs down to bealach, then up south-west ridge to the summit. Walk continued to Maol Chinn-dearg. Winter conditions on tops. With DM.Man of Kernow102/05/2015
As part of the South Cluanie ridgemunromurph20/04/2015
Glen Shiel to Cluanie Inn via Sgurr na Sgine, The Saddle and south Glen Shiel ridge. Day 47 of 59 for all Munros. 30km, +/-2700m, 11 hours.PGCE26/09/2014
Whole South Glenshiel ridge - 7 peaks, in one walk from Cluanie. 11 hours. Great views - but a bit unchanging on a long day. Route as in SMC book - short route off.Norman Reid05/08/2014
with Dave, Norman, Elspeth, Alistair and lewis third of the south kintail ridgemn2305/08/2014
3rd and highest of 7 on the day. Still glorious conditions.dave neilson05/08/2014
Glen shiel ridge walked the first five easily however due to tenable change in weather had to revers and come down onto the road and back to the Inn. Wet wet wet.Eileen O'Neil19/07/2014
ND193321Loz_mck12/07/2014
Done as part of whole Ridge with James, Dylan and Oli.Aimless Rambler25/05/2014
Only half the ridge done due to bad weather. Will try again for full ridge as it looks great.Jhimmy31/07/2013
With Hannah as part of Cluanie Ridge Desperate Stan18/07/2013
ghaley10/07/2013
From A87 a traverse of Creag a'Mhaim, Druim Shionnach, WT, Aonach air Chrith, Maol Chinn-dearg, Maol Chinn-dearg - Sgurr Coire na Feinne and Sgurr an Doire Leathain. Return down Druim Thollaih.rhalstead05/07/2013
Solo round of the Eastern Clunie Ridge Munros and then going onto Beinne Loinne. 10m snow arete by Druim Shionnach. Otherwise easy.9 1/2 hours.alexmaclennan16/05/2013
Hyperopic12/07/2012
Ridge day with the clubjennygraham20/05/2012
South Glen Shiel ridge with DW and SL. Weather good.AGWilliamson24/09/2011
G&MG Annette Duncan +Chris Blake06/08/2011
A bit of scrambling to get up to this one.akmilne11/06/2011
from shiel bridge the saddle, squrr na sgine, squrr a bhac,creag nam damh, squrr an lochain, squrr an doire leathain, moal chinn dearg, aonach air ghrith, druim shionnach, and creag a mhaim cycled from cluanie inn back to shiel bridge.robertphillips11/06/2011
#15, 5/7 today. A long slog between summits, the final two coming into view as we dropped off of this one.Edgemaster16/04/2011
DebsMountain Goat28/03/2011
8 of 11: From Maol Chinn-dearg East Top.ChrisR30/09/2010
Now part of a party of 4, made our way over to Chrith from Shionnach at a pace comfortable for all the group, around an hour between peaks.bowzi03/09/2010
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave18/07/2009
6thThearlaichdubh12/05/2009
MCMartin6617/04/2009
no 3 of 7 and the one before the first escape route at no 4 - going well on time as we started at 8 and the target was to reac number 4 for ipmgreendave11/04/2009
With Stephen, having left his car at the west end of the ridge. Climbed up from round the back again but fitness and weather brought us off the ridge half way and back to Cluanie. SS26/08/2007
Munro 161 2007 compleationancient brit23/07/2007
See Creag a'|Mhaimdickscroop14/06/2007
alone SheilaS06/06/2007
Complete South Glen Shiel Ridge in fine conditions, with John, Mike & Martinbarnz4801/06/2007
91st - Solo - from Cluanie Inn, cool dry day but a bit overcast, rapid bagging.RGibbs25/08/2006