Name:Aonach air Chrith
Hill number:685
Height:1019.5m / 3345ft
SMC/RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
Topographical area:HW13 Mhaoraich-sgritheall
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 05106 08344
Summit feature:small rock 10m N of cairn
Col:527m  NG977098  
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Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Misty no view apart from along connecting ridge. Solopigerg12/07/2024
Second attempt of Ridge (done the first 4 Munros but abandoned the rest due to bad weather). Started at 7am at the Glen Shiel battle site car park. Originally was going to hide the bike, but there was little traffic so decided to leave the car and bike to the Clunie, which worked out totally correct later on. The day started sunny and a cool breeze, and had little problems until Munro 3 when it started to rain and by Munro 5 it was thick cloud and rain. Cloud soon lifted and I could see the route again. Descent from Munro 7 was by the North East ridge, which was horrible. Top part was scree zig zags, middle was steep rock outcrops and the last section was lost path and forest. Great day and views when the clouds lifted. Great sight to see my car and not my bike at the end. 10hr 48min total time.Jhimmy09/07/2024
#4 of 6 from NH 0442 1144RHW01/06/2024
Creag a' Mhaim, Druim Shionnich, Druim Shionnich West Top, Aonach Air Chrith, Maol Chinn-dearg East Top, Maol Chinn-dearg, Sgurr Coire na Feinne, Sgurr an Doire Leathain, Sgurr an Lochain and Creag nan Damh as part of South Glen Shiel Ridge.JasonStark17/06/2023
South Cluanie ridge east to west with Richard and Gillian WalkerDenise 25/04/2023
Dropped off near the Cluanie Inn before doing the classic south Cluanie ridge walk E to W, dropping off reaching the road at Malagan. Long but wonderful day with good weather. With Gillian and Denise.richard6925/04/2023
Cracking day out with Barry, weather excellent with amazing views. Part of the South Glen Shiel ridge 7Kevthecat31/08/2022
Traverse if south glen sheil ridge, starting at the saddle including the forcan ridge and a camp below. 15hrs 30 of walking and 38km. Very tough day!Nicky C30/07/2022
Eastern end of South Glen Shiel ridge. SMC route from Cluanie InnCrib Goch05/07/2022
Glen Shiel watershed parking - Cluanie Inn - Creag a Mhaim - Druim Shionnach - Druim Shionnach W Top - Aonach air Chrith - Maol Chinn-dearg E Top - Maol Chinn-dearg - down Druim Coire nan Eirecheanach to car. With FJ.Mark Jackson23/06/2022
Druim na Ciche - Aonach air Chrith - Maol Chinn-dearg - Drium Coire nan Eirecheanach. Ascent mostly pathless with a nasty steep grassy section. Nice smooth descent in contrast.squeegs21/05/2022
Ascent of eastern four Munros on South Shield Ridge from Cluanie Inn (Creag a' Mhaim, Druim Shionnach, Aonach air Chrith and Maol Chinn-dearg).Walk also included the Munro Top of Druim Shionnach West Top.knarf19/05/2022
Main ridge in great spring day. Classic route from east to west.cjo07/05/2022
W to E With Sharon, Tina and Dani amazing views now the weather has cleared.colinfielding18/09/2021
3/3 After Sgurr an Doire Leathain. Summit clear. Thought about descending by N ridge but too chickenshit. Rounsfell20/08/2021
South Glen Shiel Ridge: 7 Munros - Walkhighlands routehummusg04/08/2021
Glen Shiel Ridge seven from the Cluanieliljonb01/08/2021
South Glen Shiel Ridge - West to East. Weather: Early mist and rain gave way to sunshinegeoffh1217/06/2021
Solo Glen Shiel Skyline roundfellie12/06/2021
Glen Shielfellwanderer9212/06/2021
Creag a'Mhaim, Druim Shionnach, Druim Shionnach West Top, Aonach air Chrith, Maol Chinn-dearg East Top, Maol Chinn-deargkeithouk23/08/2020
Via the fine narrow ridge of Druim na Cichealda08/06/2020
With Sunny, Creag a' Mhaim, Druim Shionnach, Aonach Air Chrith, Maol Chinn-dearg, Sgurr an Doire Leathain, Sgurr an Lochain, Creag nan DamhHuwel30/05/2020
Weather fair.MountainMac20/09/2019
Ascended from glen Shiel over A' Crioch.PeakyPete11/06/2019
Camped at Cluanie and did the ridge from Creag a Mhaim but continued to Sgurr na Sgine (ascending straight up the face) and dropped down to Glen Shiel via Faochaog. Had left bike at the road, but still tried to hitch. Gave up and cycled back to Cluanie as midges were biting.jigglybones29/05/2019
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
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
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
Group walk - South Glen Shiel Ridge East to West traverse.mproudfoot25/04/2015
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
From Cluanie Inn - long uneventful walk mostly in mist and rain - utterly soaked. With PeterCapt Malbec30/08/2014
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