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Munros Eighty Six and Eighty Seven

Munros Eighty Six and Eighty Seven


Postby Chris Henshall » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:08 am

Route description: Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor from Glen Nevis

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

Date walked: 25/07/2005

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25th. July, 2005:
After getting up Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis from a camp site round the back of Ben Nevis in Allt Coire Guibhsachan on the previous day, the three of us (me, my son Tom and his mate, Chris) decided to get back over the 4,000 foot contour again and take in the Aonachs.

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It was a simple morning climb back up to the col between the Aonachs and Carn Mor Dearg but quite intricate and steep in misty weather from there up to the plateau between the two summits. Once up, though, it was a trivial walk north to the summit of Aonach Mor before we turned on our heels and headed back south to its bigger sister. Despite the mist there were occasional glimpses of the awesome wilderness to the north east and across to the Grey Corries - lonely country. We carried on south east to the top of Stob Coire Bhealaich and then steeply south to Sgurr a Bhuic before heading back down to the tents in Guibhsachan in order to shift our base. Accordingly, we packed up and descended to Steall and the Water of Nevis to a beautiful afternoon camp site on the grassy banks of the river where there was even enough dead, dry wood around to have a fire.
Campsite in Upper Glen Nevis - Copy.jpg
25.07.2005. Tommy and Chris at our camp site on the Water of Nevis
We had our eyes on the Mamores for the following day.
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