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by David Lyall » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:04 pm
Route description: Aonach Eagach
Munros included on this walk: Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)
Date walked: 02/07/2011
Time taken: 6.3 hours
Distance: 9 km
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We then headed west and found the first real decent from Am Bodach tricky until we had mastered going backwards facing the rock and looking down for foot steps. After this it was straight forward and we reach the top of Meall Dearg with any trouble.
After a photo call it was on to what looked like a very exciting scramble with lots of rocky chimneys and the well named crazy pinnacles.
There were some awkward descents and some very narrow sections and the odd bit of steep accent, but it tends to merge into one long scramble, with a lot of fun and plenty photo opportunities on a nice day like we had. By the time we got to Stob Coire Leith it was lunch time which gave us time to enjoy the view of Glen Coe and surrounding area.
Onwards and downwards a straight forward path over to the last Munro summit of the day Sgorr nam Fiannaidh after a brief photo call we decided to follow a couple of walkers who descended on a path 20 or 30m west of the summit which headed in the direction of Loch Achtriochtan. No really a path for much of the time more a worn scree field not a pleasant decent to say the least. Once we got to the road we crossed over and headed back to the car, not quite as bad as I had expected back at 2.30 after a rewarding day.
by pollyh33 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:16 pm
by dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:19 pm
by David Lyall » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:39 pm
by colgregg » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:16 pm
by Gable Gable End » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:45 pm
by baggervance » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:06 pm
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by ken reid » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:09 pm
by Vick1 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:16 pm
by Bod » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:41 pm
by NevJB » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:15 pm
David Lyall wrote:I would not like to do it if the rocks were wet, this is one to keep for a dry day i would say
Neill and I did this in the rain - most was not too bad - only where the foot/hand holds had become polished with use was it slippery. Worst bit was descending straight down to the road from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh - by the time we reached the grass and bracken, water was streaming down everywhere - that was slippery . I was so wet that in the end I sat down and glissaded. We finished in the dark - not our finest hour.
- Neill looking bedraggled - just the start of the ridge!
by David Lyall » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:34 pm
by Rich't » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:55 pm