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A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed May 23, 2012 9:45 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 23/05/2012

Time taken: 5.3 hours

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The reason for the walk report title is Mo can talk and i mean talk. From the minute she's in the car she's blethering away and this continues during all the walks we have done even on the steep bits when most of us are breathing out our ass Mo still blethers away. Jimmy so far, up until today could find no cure for this. However when we did The Aonach Eagach ridge today we noticed Mo was noticeably quieter than normal, hence a cure was found. Jimmy commented on our way down saying " Mo you did the right thing today, you kept your mooth shut" :lol: . It was a last minute decision to do the ridge as we were planning on climbing Sgurr na h-Ulaidh and it's neighbouring Corbett but driving up to Glen Coe i suggested the ridge as it was perfect conditions for it. Jimmy quickly said yes and Mo reluctantly agreed backing it up by saying " i knew we would end up doing this today" not knowing that myself and Jimmy had briefly spoke about doing it the previous night. This was the first time any of had did the ridge and all found it not to be that bad, ok there are a couple of wee dodgy bits but as long as care is taken they are fine. It would be a differant story doing it in not so good weather though. We however had a perfect day for it and started off just before 8 taking the path upto Am Bodach and onto Meall Dearg. From here we continued along the Pinnacles and ridge to Sgurr nam Fiannaidh, descending just after the 2nd Munro down the scree path towards the A82. We got back to the start 5hrs 30mins after setting off, after a couple in a camper van that was exiting the layby stopped and gave us a lift. This was all down to Mo as she gave them the thumb just as we were about to hit the road. It's great when the first car stops. As for the walk it's exciting and exhilarating and in all three of our opinions not as intimidating as some may lead you to believe. I understand some will have the fear factor about doing this as i did but we just went for it off the cuff and thoroughly enjoyed it. Doing it off the cuff also saved all the anguish in the lead up to it which i would fully recommend.
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Glen Coe

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Jimmy stuggles at the rear with the heat or was it the beer?

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It's that way

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Bidean nam Bian

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The Ridge

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The downclimb

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A look back at the downclimb

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The Ridge

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The Pinnacles

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Meall Dearg summit

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The Chimney

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Myself & Mo climbing the Chimney

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The Ridge continues

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Another downclimb

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A look back along the ridge

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The way ahead

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Jimmy & Mo enjoying the day

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Jimmy climbing

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Down here

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Jimmy & myself at the viewpoint

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Our completed section

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The final section

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Ben Nevis

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Sgurr nam Fiannaidh summit

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Glen Coe
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby dooterbang » Wed May 23, 2012 9:49 pm

Do you ever stay home for a night :shock:

Well done getting across the AE ridge, its a nice walk...erm scramble!.

Couple of my walking buddies never shut up...thats why a always push ahead, for some peace and quiet :wink:
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby Gavin99 » Wed May 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Now that's not bad for a spur of the moment walk ! I'm glad you found this less intimidating than you thought it might be , this is one of the more reassuring reports I have read - I just hope I share your opinion when I get around to it :lol:
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby skuk007 » Wed May 23, 2012 10:01 pm

Nice pics Johnny.

Good idea that doing it off the cuff. I'm anxious about doing it and i haven't even planned a date for it yet.
I think that's the only weather I'd like to do it too, great views. :)
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby dogplodder » Wed May 23, 2012 10:07 pm

This is a really helpful report and for once the photos don't make it look too horrific. The good weather obviously has a lot to do with that! :D
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby mountain thyme » Wed May 23, 2012 10:12 pm

im laughing at the comment ''its that way''! even you couldnay get lost on that ridge Johnny...

Mos chats no bad though you have to admit

well done guys :D
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby mgmt! » Wed May 23, 2012 11:40 pm

well done to the three of you, its certainly good weather for the aonach eagach, as for mo getting a hitch ? you either have or you dont johnny :wink: :lol:
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby rockhopper » Wed May 23, 2012 11:52 pm

Cracking stuff - well done to all of you :clap: You make it sound so easy but not sure I'd be quite as relaxed....maybe "doing it off the cuff " is the best answer after all :lol: - cheers :D
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby morag1 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:06 am

Well done Johnny, always knew I'd log on one day and find you on the AE :clap:

Nice weather too 8)
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby laconic surf » Thu May 24, 2012 8:14 am

Nice one JC, great to get this legend under your belt. Couldnae have asked for a better day 8)

Closing in on the double hundred - anywhere in particular planned?
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu May 24, 2012 8:33 pm

Thanks for all the replies.

MT, we had t soldier on without our top navigator :)

MGMT, you're right there, MT certainly didn't have the knack at Kintail :)

Iaconic surf, not sure yet for the 200 Jimmy was trying to get me to do another do before we head away next week, as we are hoping to go to Fisherfield to do the six :D
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby jonny616 » Fri May 25, 2012 12:03 pm

Great report & photos Johnny. I'm with you its not as intimidating as people think. These were my 6th & 7th munros so i did not have years of people saying Oooh AE. :lol:
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby kevsbald » Fri May 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Made it look easy. Well done Mo.
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Re: A cure for keeping Mo quiet, The Aonach Eagach

Postby ChrisW » Sat May 26, 2012 5:52 pm

Great hike/scramble JC, well done on taking on and genuinely enjoying the ridge :D
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