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Aonach Eagach Ridge

Aonach Eagach Ridge


Postby monarchming » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:47 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 12/09/2009

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 11 km

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Well I have been promising mingsmissus for a few weeks now that if the weather was good enough I would take her to the Aonach Eagach Ridge.She has only done 6 Munros up to this stage but her 1st was Blaven a year ago so I knew she was capable of some airy views!The ridge was pretty busy with it being a fine day and also with it being a Saturday but we were in no great hurry.This was my third time on the ridge as I have climbed it in the summer and the winter so it was good to be back again.
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Looking back before the good stuff really starts!

It really was a fantastic day weatherwise and it was one of the best places to be on such a fine day.
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Just take a step back . . .

As mingsmissus is fairly new to all this she had the tendency to look ahead and see what other people were doing on the ridge but this is understandable.I just got her to focus on each section and break it down into small pieces which she done superbly.
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Can you see the car from here?
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Looking back before we approach the Crazy Pinnacles

Now that we were on the Pinnacles it was getting a wee bit more exposed but we were moving well with no problems with people in front and behind us at a comfortable distance.
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Crazy Pinnacles

After this section it was onto the second Munro and a few more pics with mingsmissus clicking away at so many fine views.It was then a walkout with the Pap of Glencoe and Lochleven for company before a well earned drink at the Clachaig Inn.
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Looking back towards both Buachailles
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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby rogers » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:36 pm

well done,this certainly looks like a challenge, especially with my head for heights I think it will be a while before I give it a go,liked the photos,gives me an idea of what to expect and it seems a very popular route.
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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby monarchming » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:10 pm

Cheers rogers and the pics were taken with just a sony digital camera but they came out quite good.
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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby Paul Webster » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:52 pm

Good stuff ming - impressed you've done it in winter as well. Not bad for mingsmissuses' sixth Munro either :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby monty » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:29 pm

Well done Ming and missus. Just look at the weather you got. Nice pictures. tremendous.
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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby monarchming » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:56 am

Thankyou lads and our walk report of Beinn Alligin has some good pics as well.
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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby mountain coward » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:48 am

rogers wrote:well done,this certainly looks like a challenge, especially with my head for heights I think it will be a while before I give it a go,liked the photos,gives me an idea of what to expect and it seems a very popular route.


If you don't like the look of the whole ridge you can always do it 'the Mountain Coward' way - see my walk report 'Aonach Eagach for Cowards' - bit more effort but saves the heart attack! :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby monarchming » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:48 pm

Ha! sorry mountain coward but you are missing a fab day out by not completing the full ridge but each to our own. :thumbup:
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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby David Gormley » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:13 pm

WoW!! :shock:

Fantastic photo's. Looks like you got a really good day for the climb.
I'm sooo iching to do this ridge, but persuading my friends would take more effort and be more difficult than the trip itself.

Onwards and Upwards.

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Re: Aonach Eagach Ridge

Postby monarchming » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:35 pm

A cool head,some experience and you will get it done! :thumbup:
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