The Aonach Eagach is a ridge to the north of Glencoe which runs for 10 km (6.2 mi) from the Pap of Glencoe in the west to the Devil’s Staircase in the east. It’s widely regarded as one of the most difficult horizontal ridge to negotiate by scrambling, due its extremely rocky nature and steep, scree covered slopes either side.
There are two Munro peaks along the length of Aonach Eagach, of which the most central one is Meall Dearg, at an elevation of 953m (3,126 ft). The other is Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (967 m / 3,172 ft), and the two are usually visited together by those experienced or hardy enough to scramble along the ridge. However, for the faint-hearted or those with no head for heights, Meall Dearg can be ascended via the north side; while Sgorr nam Fiannaidh can be climbed from Glencoe. Both give rewarding views of Blackwater reservoir to the east and elsewhere, the pinnacles of the Aonach Eagach.