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Name:Aonach Buidhe
Hill number:940
Height:899m / 2949ft
RHB Section:12B: Killilan to Inverness
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Alsh & Duich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NH 05764 32454
Summit feature:rock 1m E of cairn
Drop:474m
Col:425m  NH077320  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 414N 429
Observations:summit 420m WNW at NH 05343 32568 is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 182 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A long walk from Killilan with winter gear - must confess I was glad to get my boots off at the end of this one!benalder28416/11/2019
Cycled from Killilan to Carnach then round of Faochaig and Aonach Buidhe. Ascended west face, steep at first but plenty of steps. Down south ridge to path to an unlocked Iron Lodge, which someone appears to have converted to a high standard but then sadly abandoned, quality carpets are now covered in thick dust and animal poo.Topographer5726/06/2019
Long overnight route from Killilan. Left 10.20am, walked past Iron lodge then up SSW ridge of Aonach Buidhe to summit, detoured to top approx 400m to W,then return to summit and followed NE ridge to An Creachal Beag and Aonach Cas. Descent off ridge ENE usings stalkers path then across stream and ascent to the very remote An Cruachan - good views as for the rest of the day. Descent SSW back down to glen and followed path to S end of Loch Mhoicean. From here took fairly direct route to summit of Carn na Breabaig 10.20pm, pitched tent. Woke up to bright sunshine and outstanding views to the Affric mountains with cloud in the glens. Descended WSW to Iron Lodge and long walk back to car.RobertP04/07/2017
CK SheilaS30/04/2017
From Reidh Leum na Feithe, after climbing Faochaig. There's a steep grassed up scree slope running up above a wall, and this gives very easy going onto the upper slopes. Down followed the same slopes further to the east, and onto Jason and the Argocats track (cairned), which is very ugly lower down. Then on the main track back to my bike at Carnach. The walk over Faochaig and Aonach Buidhe is either on paths or amazingly easy, dry grassy ground, allowing fast progress, whilst fully appreciating the stunning views when the mist permitted.Gill21/06/2016
Day 1 of bothy trip: Killilan - Sguman Coinntich - Faochaig - Aonach Buidhe - Maol-bhuidhedavidpettit8401/06/2016
With Will, night in Maol Bhuidhe bothy.Grinner07/05/2016
Penultimate Marilyn 1555/1556Martin R15/03/2016
cycled up Glen Elchaig to iron Lodge then climbed to summit and second top where better views. Plenty of snow left on N facing slope.oatcake15/06/2015
Bike to Iron Lodge. After An Creachal Beag. Bike invaluable for Glen Elchaig Corbetts & Grahams.ngthack15/05/2015
With M. Cycled to near Iron Lodge, then easyish walk. Exhilarating cycle back!douglas_easton31/05/2014
aonach buidhe and faochaig cycled to iron lodge.robertphillips31/05/2013
selfdavidsbatty01/04/2013
W Jenx on backpac thru from Attadale to Morvich. After night in fine Maol Bhuidhe bothy up to col betwenn Aonach Bhuidhe and Faochig. Climbed steeply on old stalkers path (not on map) and steady line to subsid top and summit. Excellent viewpoint, return same way.nordicstar26/08/2012
Galltywenallt06/08/2011
Solo trip, with bikeInvicta1404/05/2011
From the west over the CorbettsHarper10010/10/2010
Climbed with Faochaig from Iron Lodge.Lionel Bidwell25/08/2010
From Killilan.ChrisR15/11/2009
MC JC DC. From Maol Bhuidhe bothy after cycle in and traverse of Ben Dronaig. Climbed N ridge to An Creaachal Beag whilst DC took E ridge to same point. Descended to the W to climb Faochaig. Ascended Faochaig via very good stalker's path. Great views to Skye, Knoydart etc even Quinag in the N. descended back to Meall Bhuidh bothy. Terrible midges swarming at door and window. Very heavy rain overnight. River Ling expanded to around 3x size overnight. Just fordable. Exited around the end of B. Dronaig back to Bendronaig Lodge. Thought about An Cruachan but decided to leave for another day.Martin6630/07/2006
Day 2 of a weekend trip based at Maol-bhuidhe bothy with Martin66 & JC. A very warm & humid day. My brother did his usual diretissima caper straight up on to An Creachal Beag while I took the easier & very scenic NE spur. We all then continued to the summit of Aonach Buidhe. Descended the broad W flank to the col with Faochaig. Quick ascent via the good stalkers path on to the plateau & over to the summit. Back to the col & down the path to the midgey bothy. I decided to take a cooling dip in the burn & came out covered in midges much to the others amusement! Back to Achintee as per Martin66 report on Day 3.NotReallyABagger30/07/2006
Long walk from Killilan to Iron Lodge along road gave sore feet before grassy ridge rose steadily to summit and cairn. Continued to Faochaig before the walk back (and a rarity in Brasher's - a blister).Aye Jimmy29/05/2006
Parked in new car park at end of road from Killilan. On bike to Carnach and to Iron Lodge and hack up on deer grass for 600'. Up into mist. Very hot. 2 more GPS checks to veer left on less horrible terrain to top at 13.20. No view - mist. to Faochaigarranc09/08/2005
Cycled to Iron Lodge then up ridge and back.PeterD09/06/2005
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL08/05/2004
with FaochaigIanHHill27/05/2003
From Maol Buidhe bothy to Killilan. What a good mountain this is. Going over An Creachal Beag gave good ridge walking but we could see there were other fine ridges,too. We took the SSW ridge down, from its foot a valley walk- worth doing but the last 4km on tarmac was hard after the wilderness. With Petepwheeler24/05/2001
KT Uisdean2526/06/2000
Nice hill, bagged on the way to Maol Buidhe bothygman09/09/1999
Round of Aonach Buidhe, Faochaig and Meall Sguman from Killilan road.Eddie31/08/1998
Solo. From Killilan. Walked up path close to Allt a Choire Mhòir and then up hillside to summit of Sgùman Còinntich then followed ridge to Sròn na Gaoithe and on to the summit of Faochaig. Went NE and then found a path which was followed roughly eastwards. There followed a stiff pull-up to the summit of Aonach Buidhe. Descended the SSW ridge to Iron Lodge. Met up with a friend and took turns with a cycle down to Killilan. Quite a long day. Weather good.pwbellarby07/05/1994
Corbett bagging: Aonach Buidhe and Faochaig RHW09/04/1994
Managed to cycle as far as Iron Lodge on a road bike to ascend from here.JohnW13/08/1993
sclater08/07/1992
interloper29/07/2019
weaselmaster27/07/2019
Sick Kid27/07/2019
BlackPanther22/04/2019
Robinho0813/04/2019
Fi10/08/2018
scoob10/08/2018
duchally19/07/2018
The Rodmiester07/07/2018
benarmine05/07/2018
borderline31/05/2018
daviemore31/05/2018
try9fan28/05/2018
BaggerGutt23/05/2018
AlanD16/05/2018
Simon Winton29/10/2017