Aonach Mòr is actually lower in height than its neighbour Aonach Beag, but it is easy to see how this mountain got its name - it is the huge ridge thrusting out towards Loch Lochy that first catches the eye, and when viewed from the Great Glen it appears as a great back. Its secretive corries and buttresses are revealed more fully to those who tread the summit. Just be wary of the cliff edges.
Mountain name, how to say it, what it means | its height | Mountain region; closest town(s) [may be some distance away tho!] | the view-points
The Aonachs reside between The Ben and The Grey Corries along the north wall of Glen Nevis. Approach can be made from Fort William (Polldubh), from the north where the Commando Memorial stands guard at Spean Bridge, and from the east along the glen itself. The best vantage points for the hill-portrait demand some effort to attain, requiring height to see over surrounding hills.
Water of Nevis | Meall Cumhann | Coire nan Laogh | cliffs!!! | Aonach Mòr | Coire na h-Ursainn | Lower Falls
Meanach (but quite some distance away)
m007 Aonach Beag
These links lead to the variety of walks, weather and maps to aid in planning your adventure to portray this hill.
McNeish "The Munros" 1999 p.76 | SMC Hillwalkers 2013 p.84 | Walkhighlands "The Munros" 2019 p.390 | Bothy Bible 2017 p.157