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The secret recipe for the Aonach Eagach
by Mountainlove » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:59 pm
Route description: Aonach Eagach
Munros included on this walk: Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)
Date walked: 03/06/2011
Time taken: 7 hours
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The Aonach Eagach
100g of courage
100g of madness
1-6 glasses of wine
1 pair of trousers (chopped in summer)
1 pair of walking boots
3 litres of water
Food to taste
Whisk the courage and madness together in a small bowl, stir for 5 min. Add the red wine and let it simmer until the mix is dissolved. Take the chicken and cut its wings (you don’t want a case of chicken out)
Take the trousers, top and walking boots and put them on in a warm place, toss the water and food in the rucksack and drive to Glen Coe.
Park close to Allt-na-reigh,take the mix and make your way up to the Chancellor, time taken 1.5h. Chill. Now walk the ridge ….if you haven’t stirred the courage and madness together long enough, there might be the chance of some ‘brown pant syndrome’ but that should pass after the final crazy pinnacle. Now take it easy walk down the ridge and celebrate with a pint –or a few.
Calories burned due to fear: ~1000
Water lost in Sweat: 1-2 l
Video with pictures of the Aonach Eagach:
by gammy leg walker » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:50 pm
by spiderman » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:37 pm
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by Yipyipcoyote » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:21 pm
by lomondwalkers » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:08 am
by jwramsay » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:45 am
I haven't done AE yet but after doing the Curved Ridge across the road at The Bookle, fancy giving it a try.
That photo with the guy in Blue, what is he descending exactly, not the rock in front of him surely?
by Mountainlove » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:29 pm
by Bonzo » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:37 pm
Did you ascend next to the Chancellor or by the normal route which reaches the ridge to the east of Am Bodach?
by Mountainlove » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:03 pm
by spiderman » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:22 pm
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by Bonzo » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:12 am
Mountainlove wrote:My ascend was up the normal route I guess (as usual had no map )... the bit where the guy in blue is, is at the crazy pinnacles. In the picture about an inch to the right was the point I climbed down...it did looked like a path and 2 people climbed down before me (looking terryfied in the process) It was defenetely the worst part and if there is another one I will defenetely try to find it the next time around!!!
Ah! - I think I know exactly where you mean now.
I spotted what I believe is the same path after struggling to get over first of the crazy pinnacles thanks to it being incredibly greasy. The path ended at the edge of an abyss so I retraced my steps and attempted the first pinnacle once again.
No joy - too greasy. I walked down the path again and decided to have a go at climbing the steep grass\rock\heather to a point between the first two pinnacles. This was probably the worst experience of my walking life and after rejoining the ridge between the two pinnacles I rested for a few minutes as my arms and legs were shaking like mad.
On the other two visits I'd flown either around or over the pinnacles with ease but on this one occasion I couldn't get any decent hand or footholds. It was almost as if someone had covered the pinnacles in Swarfega.
Maybe this path is the result of countless folk baulking at the sight of the pinnacles, or struggling to get over them, and wearing an explorative route around the side?
In retrospect I should have retraced my steps and abandoned the route but stupid does as stupid does.
by steven671 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:31 pm
by Mountainlove » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:02 pm
@ Steven...It was all pretty easy apart from that bit
by stevemillar » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:11 pm