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On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby pigeon » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:40 pm

Route description: Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor from Glen Nevis

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

Date walked: 27/10/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1376m

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Another Saturday comes around and this weeks trip is the Anoachs in the Nevis range.A couple of good reports on these during the week by gman and ChrisG gave us a good idea of what to expect.Charlie had invited a new member along to join our gang for this hike, a female would you believe :lol: :lol: .So we had to be on our best behaviour today,no swearing ,no dodgy jokes and most certainly no breaking of the wind :lol: (lucky Ian sat this one out then :lol: )So we scooted up the road and Diane,Charlie and myself set of up the path by the Steall falls at just after 8 bells.Forecast was good for the morning with snow and gale force winds later in the day,but hopefully we would be on our way down by the time that came in and in the end it turned out a great day,a wee shower as we got back to the car but nothing too bad.Diane did well bagging Munro number 66 and 67 for her(welcome back any time as long as she brings the homemade soup likes :wink: )and Charlie got some great pics and video from his first visit to these hills.Followed the WH route and basically the day could no really have worked out any better,i'll let the pics say the rest :thumbup:
P.S Kev,hope you're back with us soon mate ,you were missed today(honest) :wink:
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Steall falls,a crisp and clear morning,we're in for a good one
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bridge at the Steall ruins with target Sgurr a Bhuic on the right
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Charles and Di with the Steall hut at the foot of the ring of Steall
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big Ben
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Left to right,Binnien Mor,Na Gruagaichean and An Gearanach
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more Mamores
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the Ben again
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Charles and Di ,way below and way behind
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The Grey Corries looking white,Sgurr Choinnich Mor closest,Stob Ban right and the Easians behind
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just dropped from Sgurr a Bhuic,heading up to Stob Coire Bhealaich
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walkers in front reach Anoach Beag
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"wot's that big hill behind me?"
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distant Schiehallion
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nearing Anoach Beags flat summit
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short,medium and tall on A.B with the impressive backdrop of the Ben and Carn Mor Dearg
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route ahead to Anoach Mor
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some peeps on the Ben
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Diane gets the Baxters on ,on Anoach Mor
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the way doon
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the descent,way steeper than it looks
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Mamores again from the valley floor
A real ten out of ten day,took so many pics of the Ben ,Mamores ,Grey Corries etc it was hard to pic the best ones,not a problem we have that often :lol:
Last edited by pigeon on Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:19 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby monty » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:44 pm

Excellent report Pigeon with some great photos. Love the light dusting of snow. :D

Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby Ian Bayne » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:50 pm

Looks like you had a cracker of a day Dave and better company Dog kept pestering me all day ended up doing Auchnafree hill today in the p!!!!!!!! rain see you friday
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:53 pm

Good pics ..... You beat the weather was wet by 11 here in Ardnamurchan :clap:
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby Gavin99 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:09 pm

Sunshine ,snow and soup , looks a grand day out 8)
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby Alan S » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:21 pm

Some excellent pictures there mate, still got these 2 to do, certainly looks a good day out 8)
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby soulminer » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:26 pm

A grand day out there Pigeon 8) It looks a tad more dramatic with some snow cover 8) A definate day for the soup :thumbup: Cheers.
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby dooterbang » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:27 pm

Nice hills these and looking good with the sprinkling of the white stuff.
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby rockhopper » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:50 pm

OK...rub it in :roll: :mrgreen: decided against going out yesterday due to the forecast and would've been a wee bit north of you - definitely made the wrong decision :sick: great photos up top with the light snow covering, so much nicer than the green of summer - cheers :)
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby sharkey83 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:53 pm

No swearing? Really?! Although i do appreciate you refraining from breaking wind for me! :-D and i knew you wouldnt be able to resist commenting on my asking what that big hill was called!! I had a great day and would love to go out with you guys again, i make a mean mushroom soup!
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:18 pm

A cracking day out, really enjoyed it, shame some of the rest of the gang could not make it, looking farward to catching up with them next weekend.
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby Lenore » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:37 pm

Wooooo excellent!!! :clap: :clap: Gorgeous light in your pictures. What a walk.
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby gman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:42 pm

Great stuff, and good to see the views I missed on Thurs :D
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:58 pm

As others have said great photos and the snow just tops it off. That descent is steep, we opted to go back over Aonach Beag rather than down it :crazy:
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Re: On our best behaviour on the Aonachs

Postby Frigate » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:40 pm

Tinned soup, I say tinned soup - as Crocodile Dundee said 'tastes like crap but will keep you alive'.

Suffering withdrawl symptoms - Dumyat does nae quite cut it.

Good walk guys and gal.
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