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The “Er......not so eager” ridge

The “Er......not so eager” ridge


by PeteR » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:22 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 23/09/2012

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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby Gavin99 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:56 pm

Well done Pete , it sure is a fine day out and a great feeling afterwards . I wonder what percentage of people go for a look down that dead end path , not a nice place to end up !
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby old danensian » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:31 pm

An achievement magnificently reported - surely a "contender" this month.

Such well-captured detail makes me want to do it again - after over thirty years it's a distant memory that maybe needs refreshing.

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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:47 pm

Great stuff Pete. I remember reading your report when you did Meall Dearg so good to see you got round to doing the ridge :D
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby Bod » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:33 am

Well done Pete! I enjoyed reading that very much and viewing your pictures. Well impressed at you getting back up there after previous trips to the munro summits. Somewhere I look forward to revisiting
:D :D :D
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby ChrisW » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:37 pm

Absolutely brilliant Pete, stunning pics of a spectacular hike, well done mate :clap:
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby PeteR » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:26 pm

Gavin99 wrote:Well done Pete , it sure is a fine day out and a great feeling afterwards . I wonder what percentage of people go for a look down that dead end path , not a nice place to end up !


Cheers Gavin. That path needs a notice, or some police tape to stop people going down it. Wasn't nice at all :shock: Thankfully we made our way back, otherwise I think we'd have been off the hill a bit quicker.....
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby PeteR » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:28 pm

old danensian wrote:An achievement magnificently reported - surely a "contender" this month.

Such well-captured detail makes me want to do it again - after over thirty years it's a distant memory that maybe needs refreshing.

OD


Cheers OD. Get yourself back up there :D
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby PeteR » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:30 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Great stuff Pete. I remember reading your report when you did Meall Dearg so good to see you got round to doing the ridge :D


Thanks JC. I remember standing on Meall Dearg on that walk and seeing someone standing on the pinnacles. I thought then they were nuts.........and now I've joined them :lol:
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby PeteR » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:33 pm

Bod wrote:Well done Pete! I enjoyed reading that very much and viewing your pictures. Well impressed at you getting back up there after previous trips to the munro summits. Somewhere I look forward to revisiting
:D :D :D


Cheers Bod. It was your report that both intrigued and petrified me about this ridge :lol: I recall some of your photos making it look pretty intimidating. So glad I did it though.
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby PeteR » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:35 pm

ChrisW wrote:Absolutely brilliant Pete, stunning pics of a spectacular hike, well done mate :clap:


Cheers Chris. Took me nearly a week to recover from this one, but well worth it :D Definitely up there as one of my best days so far :D
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby Frigate » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:08 pm

Great report Pete, its not really swearing just blowing off the overpressurised vapour from the adrenalin tank.
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby trekker53 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:34 am

Great report Pete, Done it myself a couple of times. The first time was in cloud so didn't see the exposure and second time it was a brilliant blue sky day. Just fantastic even with the scary bits.
For interest if that was in Europe the difficult scrambling bits would have wire rope attached. Maybe not so much fun though.
See my Dolomites reports for wire assisted hiking.
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby PeteR » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:06 pm

Frigate wrote:Great report Pete, its not really swearing just blowing off the overpressurised vapour from the adrenalin tank.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice one Frigate.
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby PeteR » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:08 pm

trekker53 wrote:Great report Pete, Done it myself a couple of times. The first time was in cloud so didn't see the exposure and second time it was a brilliant blue sky day. Just fantastic even with the scary bits.
For interest if that was in Europe the difficult scrambling bits would have wire rope attached. Maybe not so much fun though.
See my Dolomites reports for wire assisted hiking.


Cheers trekker. Not sure I'd have enjoyed it so much with a wire rope. As much as it was a bit uncomfortable at times I think I prefer the freedom we have here in Scotland.
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Re: The “Er......not so eager” ridge

Postby Fife Flyer » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:04 pm

Just read this report for the first time in preperation for our day out on Wednesday, fantastic read you sound like a man after my own heart :wink:
Not done, in fact I have actually tried to avoid hills with scrambling as I am kind of scared of heights, the chap you met with jelly legs sounds like me :lol: :lol:
Not sure why anyone would attempt a walk like that unaccompanied :o
You really captured the moments & the photo's matched your descriptions :clap:
Planning to take loads of photo's, that is unless my hands are too sweaty :lol: :lol:
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