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Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter


by davgil » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:36 pm

Route description: Aonach Beag and Aonach Mòr from Glen Nevis

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Beag (Nevis Range), Aonach Mòr

Date walked: 01/02/2012

Time taken: 10.5 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter.

Postby monty » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:31 am

Great photos Dave and a nice walk. Weather looks perfect. :D
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter.

Postby brpro26 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:39 pm

Classic winter walking. Envious of this one. Stunning scenic photos capture the day perfectly. :thumbup:
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:06 pm

Looking forward to doing these two this year, even more so now. Cheers, top notch stuff :thumbup:
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:59 pm

Really really loved this report and stunning photographs.

Happy to hear that it was very straightforward, music to my ears!!! :lol:

Can I ask......did you have to use your crampons and/or ice axe at any point?

Cheers

P X
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby Malckyb » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:39 pm

awesome pics...looked a fab day. :)
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby jimandandrea » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:10 pm

Excellent report.
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby Braehead-Bagger » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:23 pm

Great report and brilliant photos! :D
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby kevsbald » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:24 pm

wotm contender, stupendous.
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby Fudgie » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:45 pm

Great pictures and also a good read. I would kill for views like that tomorrow :D
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby andrewdoggett » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:50 am

Fabulous report; and stunning photos... Perfect day in the hills... :D
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter.

Postby davgil » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:15 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind comments :D

simon-b wrote:I like the sunset shot towards the end. Is that Bidean nam Bian just showing over the Mamores?

I didn't even think about that simon-b but on checking the map I think you're probably right, well spotted!

pollyh33 wrote:Can I ask......did you have to use your crampons and/or ice axe at any point?

Cheers

P X

Thanks Polly, We didn't use them at all that day but the conditions were perfect i.e. the snow wasn't frozen hard enough, for 99% of the route, to make the going slippy. I wouldn't be up there without them though as another day could be very different!

Stretch wrote:Stunner of a report sir! 9th pic down would be great on the photo competition!

Thanks Stretch, I've edited the report, added slightly bigger and some new pics so it won't be the 9th now :lol:
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby PeteR » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:06 pm

Great repoert and stunning pictures :D Did these two myself in winter and had a similar day, although the Grey Corries were in cloud. The view to the Ben, CMD and the arete are absolutely fantastic on a day like you had :D
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby Klaasloopt » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:24 pm

davgil wrote:Walk duration ... could be shortened considerably by leaving out the many photo stops and frequent breaks just to soak up the views.


Ah, no no no. :idea: Soaking up the views, that's the whole purpose of a walk like this. And when you read the comments above, I'd say the photo stops were a good idea too!
Love how the Ben looks quite a peaky peak from out east.
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby rockhopper » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:59 pm

What a cracker - perfect weather, walk and conditions and stunning photos - good to see you back - cheers :D
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Re: Aonach Beag & Aonach Mor - winter

Postby davetherave » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:55 am

Top report Dave. Fantastic day you got....... You will remember that day for a very long time. :D

Thankyou very much for sharing.
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