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The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:47 am

Route description: Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor from Glen Nevis

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

Date walked: 20/07/2012

Time taken: 6.3 hours

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We arrived in Glen Nevis and set off at 8 before all the tourists, following the path to Steall. The ruin is just over the bridge and is just bricks, nothing worth seeing, although there were some tourists spending a bit of time at it on our return. At the ruin there is a path that follows the stream up. We missed the path where it crosses the stream, due to Jimmy & Mo having a domestic about where they went wrong the last time they attempted this walk in clag :wink: As we continued we were heading away from the ridge we wanted to be on so we then cut across to gain the south west ridge of Aonach Beag. Once on the ridge it was a straight forward walk to the summit up the broad ridge. The clag came in as we approached the summit and we soon located the small cairn, with us doubting whether it was the summit or not as the cairn was so small. Carn Mor Dearg looked bigger from here, an optical illusion though as we were definatley on the summit. Jimmy & Mo were now happy but still argueing about their last venture on these mountains. Form the summit we located the path that led to Aonach Mor, arriving here at 11.30 where we had an early lunch. Whilst having lunch another walker arrived from the north, he had came up in the Gondola but he was 20 short of his 3rd compleation round so we couldn't give him a row. We had a chat then we headed back down, initially heading down from the bealach but this was steep, rocky and wet so we decided to climb back up and go back over Aonach Beag as it was clear up there and we would see some views. From Aonach Beag we took the path down the ridge towards Glen Nevis but again lost it but eventually got back to Steall and the path back to the start in time for Jimmy & Mo's nightshift. :D
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Jimmy & Mo on the tourist path

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The Falls

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Aonach Beag left

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The Mamores

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More Mamores

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Aonach Beag

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Carn Mor Dearg

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The way to Aonach Mor

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Big Ben in clag

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Approaching Aonach Mor

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Carn Mor Dearg

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Loch Eil & Fort William

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Aonach Mor summit

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Carn Mor Dearg & Ben

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Aonach Beag

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Ben Nevis

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Grey Corries

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Mamores

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J&M admiring the Ben

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Jimmy

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Glen Nevis

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Binnein Beag & Mor

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An Gearanach
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby Scotjamie » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:42 am

Nice one Johnny - enjoying the thought of this route back over Aonach Beag for the views which your pics show up well, and staying up high is always worth it.

Johnny Corbett wrote:Jimmy & Mo having a domestic about where they went wrong the last time they attempted this walk in clag


As mentioned before, when I met Jimmy and Mo on the hills, they were arguing about whether or not they were on Glas Tulaichean or Carn An Righ - they are very nice....but have they bought satmap yet? :)
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby Collaciotach » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:38 pm

Nice one and reasonable weather ..yet to do these and there only 1hr away tis the tourists put me off :wink:
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby rockhopper » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:44 pm

Good stuff johnny - definitely a nicer way to approach these hills than going from the north - didn't see much of the glen on a recent visit, really must go back as I can see what I missed in your photos - cheers :D
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby pigeon » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:59 pm

Also got these left to do,great pics of the Ben and the grey corries,looking forward to getting up there soon,well done Johnny and team :thumbup:
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:15 pm

As mentioned before, when I met Jimmy and Mo on the hills, they were arguing about whether or not they were on Glas Tulaichean or Carn An Righ - they are very nice....but have they bought satmap yet? :)[/quote]
Jimmy is old school, i'm his satmap :lol:
Collaciotach wrote:Nice one and reasonable weather ..yet to do these and there only 1hr away tis the tourists put me off :wink:
Start early and redo Carn Mor Dearg & the Ben along with them thus arriving back when all the tourists have went home :wink:
rockhopper wrote:Good stuff johnny - definitely a nicer way to approach these hills than going from the north - didn't see much of the glen on a recent visit, really must go back as I can see what I missed in your photos - cheers :D
Thanks :)
pigeon wrote:Also got these left to do,great pics of the Ben and the grey corries,looking forward to getting up there soon,well done Johnny and team :thumbup:
Cheers it was a great day :)
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby ChrisW » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:10 pm

Quality as always Johnny, love the 'having a domestic' comment :lol: :lol: some beautiful photos along the way, the waterfall, the first one of the Mamores, the misty tops, the Ben, and glen Nevis........all stunners. Great read mate :thumbup:
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby jonny616 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:15 pm

Nice one Johnny. Did these in the snow with no visibility so great to see :clap:
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby morag1 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:20 pm

Two big monster hills you bagged there Johnny :clap:

Glad to see you back on the site, was starting to think you weren't allowed out anymore :(
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:36 pm

jonny616 wrote:Nice one Johnny. Did these in the snow with no visibility so great to see :clap:


Of course,you being a purist you did not use the "gondola"jonny :wink:

Another fine TR,JC,the end is nigh mate.
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby mountain thyme » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:30 pm

If you are Jimmys sat nav god help them :D

To be in the hardcore gang do you have to wear blue tops and shorts ??

Well done you 3.. hopefully catch you soon for a walk :)
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby metafor » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:37 pm

Good one Johnny! liked the group photo at the summit of Aonach Mor
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Aonach Mor summit 20-05-2012
, didn't realise it was as big as that , when you see the enclosed photo you may understand why!
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby skuk007 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:51 pm

Nice to see the views Johnny, did these two on 9th July and didn't see anything from either top :(

I didn't find the path from the ruins so the climb up, via Sgurr a Bhuic, was quite hard work.
I did find the path down to the bealach above Coire Giubhsachan, which was steep but very much do-able with care.
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby Bod » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:52 pm

Well done you guys! Lovely photo of the Ring of Steall over there in them there Mamores :wink: :D :D
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Re: The Aonachs, 2 Mor in the Beag.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:07 am

ChrisW wrote:Quality as always Johnny, love the 'having a domestic' comment :lol: :lol: some beautiful photos along the way, the waterfall, the first one of the Mamores, the misty tops, the Ben, and glen Nevis........all stunners. Great read mate :thumbup:
Thanks Chris, it was a great day :D
jonny616 wrote:Nice one Johnny. Did these in the snow with no visibility so great to see :clap:
Cheers Jonny views were lovely :D
morag1 wrote:Two big monster hills you bagged there Johnny :clap:
morag1 wrote:Two big monster hills you bagged there Johnny :clap:

Glad to see you back on the site, was starting to think you weren't allowed out anymore :(

Thanks Morag, been off with sore knee :(
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jonny616 wrote:Nice one Johnny. Did these in the snow with no visibility so great to see :clap:


Of course,you being a purist you did not use the "gondola"jonny :wink:

Another fine TR,JC,the end is nigh mate.
Cheers Gammy, getting there :D
mountain thyme wrote:If you are Jimmys sat nav god help them :D

To be in the hardcore gang do you have to wear blue tops and shorts ??

Well done you 3.. hopefully catch you soon for a walk :)
Aye so get yourself some blue gear. Apart from you they're the only two daft enough to let me lead them into the mountains :lol:
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