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AE Rhapsody

AE Rhapsody

Postby fatboysam » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:23 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 13/04/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Is this the real life,
Is this just fantasy?
Climbing Am Bodach,
No escape now, I'm terrified.
I can see why
This is brown trousers hill!
I can see all of the way along the ridge.
Because I'm climbing down Am Bodach,
Now onto, Meall Dearg,
Everywhere the wind blows, definitely matters to me, to me.

I think I've soiled myself, the down climb's pretty bad, and the ice is slippy too.
We've only just begun, but there's still a long way left to go.
Mummy, aaargh!
This can only get better
The ridge is wider now so I can carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters to me.

Uh, oh, our time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine, body aching all the time.
Hello expert guiders, you're very good
We'll do all that you say and we'll be fine.
Guiders, ooooh,
I don't want to die,
I only hope that you've done this all before.

I see a little silhouetto of a hill,
Pinnacle, pinnacle, now i see you're called Crazy!

Snowy now and hail stones, very very slippy.
Pinnacle-o, Pinnacle-o,
Pinnacle-o, pinnacle-o,
Pinnacle-o, narrow ridge, magnifico

I'm just a little scared, of the only bit that's left,
We're looking to our guides, to show us where to step,
Sparing our lives from a catastrophe.

Up a bit, down a bit, show me where to go
Of course we will, show you where to go
(Where to go?) Of course we will, show you where to go
(Where to go?) Of course we will, show you where to go
(Where to go?) show you where to go
(Where to go?) we'll show you where to go
(Where to go?) we'll show you where to go Ah
go, go, go, go, go
Oh, Jim and Martin, Jim and Martin, Jim and Martin, where to go?
Aonach Eagach had been a-scrambled on by me, by meeeeeee.

So you really must do this and give it a try,
It's been amazing to walk along and I didn't die!
Oh, baby, just wanna do this again,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right our and go.

(Guitar solo!)

(Jim and Martin were our guides, just in case you were wondering!)
Doesn't look too bad from the roadside

View from the top

Down and up

Up and down


Narrow ridge

Up and down and narrow

Big Ben to finish!
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:32 pm

Sheer blooming class!!!!! :D :D :D :D

Excellent excellent excellent!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Definitely Walk Report of the Month!!!!!
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby mrssanta » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:31 pm

Brilliant, loved it! :lol: :lol:
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby quoman » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:07 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: fantastic and the picture's are not to bad to.
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby manxtartan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:37 pm

:lol: Brilliant!
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby audreywaugh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:24 pm

Love it! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby foggieclimber » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:11 pm

Nice to see/read something completely different :lol:
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby scoob999 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:52 pm

EXCELLENT!!! :lol:
I think all reports should be this good
Had me in stitches :lol:
Well done
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby jakeyboy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:59 pm

Superb! Simply superb!! Lmao............................. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby tomyboy73 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:13 pm

:lol: Excellent, i take it you were still hyper when you wrote this ?
well done on completing the ridge
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby RTMcB » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:28 pm

looking at your photos is making my dinner want to exit my body faster :shock: scary stuff
Though, I think I'm a big jessie :lol:
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:46 pm

Notthing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,to me.

Anyway the wind blows...........................................brilliant report.
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby BobMcBob » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:54 pm

Great stuff! And I love the photos. You're a braver man than me, I wouldn't be up there in the snow :)
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby shelbyandamonkey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:03 pm

eeeeeeeeek!! just laughed my head off then crapped myself at the pics! :D
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Re: AE Rhapsody

Postby fatboysam » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:51 pm

Thanks everyone.

We certainty had a great day out on the ridge. I'm not sure I'd have been brave enough to do without the guides, they were fantastic. Absolutely amazing scramble though, would really recommend it!
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