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Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach


Postby Alan S » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:47 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

Munros included on this walk: Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)

Date walked: 04/06/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 7.6 km

Ascent: 1100m

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There have already been 2 excellent reports from this trip by Stretch and Gammy leg walker so i want to just share some pics from my best day out since i started hillwalking ( i have said this a few times but i doubt anything will top this)
We were joined by Graeme (sparra legs) , Stuart and their 2 mates from cumbernauld and also by Gable Gable end (Stuart), was great to meet you GGE really enjoyed your company and hopefully we can all meet up again soon.
My only downside to this was that my mate James couldnt make it but then in a way im glad of this as its the perfect excuse to go back up there again soon :D.
I must thank the Cumbernauld boys for going out there way to help us across this, cheers guys 8)

I must aplogise for the amount of pics but i just couldnt bring myself to delete anymore as i took nearly 100 shots of this magnificent ridge, and also that they are in no specific order as my memory card is acting up and has mixed up all my pics

Hope you enjoy
Alan :D

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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby Alan S » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:24 pm

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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby Jock McJock » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:43 am

Great pics of a great day out by the look of it. Well done all! :D
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby Alastair S » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:11 am

Great stuff Alan :clap: :clap:
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:13 am

Brilliant set of pictures Alan,but there is two that really stand out for me,no 155 & no 177 both show the amount of exposure on that section,even though the moves reqd did not seam that hard at the time :shock: :wtf: :wtf:
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby Morag M » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:42 am

Well done to you all, photo's are great, still looking forward to doing this one soon, alothough it looks a wee bit scary.
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby Jockstar » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:51 pm

well done all you guys...my favourite photo is 95 but it could have been any of them..truly great effort and so pleased that I know you guys so you can bore me to hell in the forthcoming years... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby rocket-ron » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:52 pm

superb report planning this in next month or 2
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby Stretch » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:22 pm

Alan, did I ever tell you about the time I climbed the Aonach Eagach without downing a bottle of Buckie first?

Lovin pics 37 and 95, look at me go. :lol:
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby monty » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:02 pm

Great set of photos Alan. Better than them other two reports :lol:
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:57 pm

Great photos mate well done looks brilliant :D
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby yokehead » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:36 pm

Nice one Alan, all the extra pics certainly worth seeing! 8)
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby skuk007 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:42 pm

Great report Alan.
Please tell me you dont have to down-climb the front of pics 38 and 60, pretty please. :shock:
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:35 pm

skuk007 wrote:Please tell me you dont have to down-climb the front of pics 38 and 60, pretty please.



Maybe I can help you skuk007,I"m afraid both are down climbs,the best advice I can give is the same advice I was given by Stewat & Graham who helped us over the ridge,face in the way,make sure you have 3 points of contact at all times with the rock,ie 2 feet 1 hand or 2 hands 1 foot,always give the rock you want to hold or stand on a wee pull or kick to make sure its solid,try and keep your body away from the rock so you can look down,& take time with each move.
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Re: Squeaky bums on the Aonach Eagach

Postby Alan S » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:59 pm

Thanks Jock , Alastair , Gammy , Sarah , Jockstar , Ron , monty , JB and yokehead for you kind comments 8) :D

Stretch wrote:Alan, did I ever tell you about the time I climbed the Aonach Eagach without downing a bottle of Buckie first


Did you climb the Aonach eagach :shock: you will have to tell me about that one day :lol:

Stretch wrote:Lovin pics 37 and 95, look at me go.


Yep a true scrambler nothing will stand in your way now :D

skuk007 wrote:Please tell me you dont have to down-climb the front of pics 38 and 60, pretty please.

Hi Skuk.
Some good advice from Gammy there, but i will say one thing... pictures can be decieving :) .
For me it wasnt as bad as i thought it would be by looking at previous pictures and even once you have climbed down those steep parts you look back and say "did i just come down that"
We will be heading up there again soon so that JB can do it and already i cant wait, maybe you could join us if you are up this way :D

Cheers all
Alan
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