Mountain Biking at Aonach Mor, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on a Scottish mountain named Aonach Mor which is located about ten miles N.E. of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. This peak is part of the Grampian Mountains and the name translates into English as ‘big ridge’. Height is 1221 metres or 4006 feet and thus Aonach Mor ranks as a ‘Munro’ or one of the 282 mountains in Scotland exceeding 3000 feet.

Aonach Mor has a gondola cable car lift up its northern face to transport sporting participants and sightseers near to the summit where there are shops and refreshment facilities. In winter the mountain’s northern slopes, known as the Nevis Range, are popular with skiers and snowboarders whilst in summer downhill mountain bikers take over. To date Aonach Mor has hosted twelve Mountain Bike World Cup events.

Mountain Gondolas transporting visitors and competitors at Aonach Mor, Scotland

Video clip of skiing at Aonach Mor, Scotland

Scottish Downhill Mountain Bike Championships 2015

Video clip of Highland landscape from Aonach Mor

Subject to weather conditions, especially visibility at the top, Aonach Mor offers an excellent opportunity for appreciating the Scottish Highlands.

View N.E. from Aonach Mor, Nevis Range, Scotland

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