Aonach Eagach at 73 years old
by Kate66 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:40 pm
Route description: Aonach Eagach
Munros included on this walk: Am Bodach, Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)
Date walked: 20/04/2011
Time taken: 9 hours
Distance: 10 km
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This ridge is mainly challenging for its narrowness at points when you must scramble, rope free, over short ascents. The scrambling or climbing is not difficult at all but as I say you are not only looking down 10 feet but about 3,000 which should confront any climber with some fear. That's why we do it right?
Do it, but do it wisely and please make sure you are fully aware of what lies ahead and that you are experienced or with someone experienced enough to know how to manage this.
The views on a good day are incredible. Enjoy.
by CharlesT » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:59 pm
I admire and applaud his youthful attitude and hope to continue to walk and climb as he does for as long as my pins will carry me.
At the risk of much approbation I have never considered the AE much of a challenge, the scrambly bits are all pretty easy and the exposure is over-hyped in my view. Mind you I did it when you couldn't see 10 feet ahead for clag, so maybe I never got to see how exposed it was
by Caberfeidh » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:58 pm
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by snodland » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:15 am
"Do it, but do it wisely and please make sure you are fully aware of what lies ahead and that you are experienced or with someone experienced enough to know how to manage this.
The views on a good day are incredible. Enjoy.!
Walkhighlands is nowhere near as bad as most websites but too many magazines (Trail or Country Walking) and Blogs like to pretend that they found knife edge ridges and 3000 foot drops "exhiliarating". For the people that write them I suspect they are.....after the event though before and during I bet they wet themselves and cried for their mummy.
For those of us who think the mountains and indeed hills, forests and coasts that give us the best (for me the only) reason to go walking in that there is a good view at the top those paragraphs are a lovely bit of common sense
by tweedledog » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:19 pm
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by raykilhams » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:50 pm
Hope I'm still walking the hills at 73 .
by litljortindan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:15 pm
by Sgurr » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:43 pm
AE at 73 is pretty good.
by Arthurs Eat » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:30 pm