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A/E Ridge

A/E Ridge


Postby darren » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:14 pm

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

Date walked: 23/08/2014

Time taken: 8 hours

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I did it I did it I did it. Saturday 23rd August I breathed in put one step in front of the other and 8 hours later I bagged the A/E Ridge. You have to believe me because my camera is playing up and I can't download pictures. Yes common sense and long legs and a solid bum to slid on it's not that difficult I really enjoyed it, Your adrenaline kicks in and paying attention to what's in front of you not either side or down :crazy: and your fine. Though on the pinnacles which one I don't know there is a large squared boulder with little foot holds to give you purchase to pull yourself over I was sh****g myself I just could not get myself over it, I required a push from below to help me over the sheer drops either side to me were taking my full attention :shock: . I honestly loved it but to be honest I don't think I will be back to cover my tracks It's not the ridge which is truly outstanding but the walk down from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh via Pap of Glencoe is horrendous the 2 hour walk from summit down boulder strewn mountain side is soul destroying. But if anyone is in my previous position and are in two minds about doing walk I would certainly advise them to go for it but with the help with fellow walkers who have experience of doing the ridge before......Ps There was a small flutter of snow during my walk does that mean I can claim to doing A/E Ridge in winter conditions.
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Re: A/E Ridge

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:33 pm

darren wrote:I did it I did it I did it. ...... You have to believe me because my camera is playing up and I can't download pictures.
well done ! :clap: ....... :lol: we believe you !

darren wrote:Ps There was a small flutter of snow during my walk does that mean I can claim to doing A/E Ridge in winter conditions.
:lol: :lol: :crazy: presumably if you were in winter conditons your kit included ice axe, crampons, emergency shelter, gaiters, extra warm spare clothing, loads of extra food, spare hot drinks etc etc etc :wink: :lol:
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Re: A/E Ridge

Postby CharlesT » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:39 pm

rockhopper wrote:presumably if you were in winter conditons your kit included ice axe, crampons, emergency shelter, gaiters, extra warm spare clothing, loads of extra food, spare hot drinks etc etc etc :wink: :lol:


....and pair of specially adapted brown trousers..... :lol:
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Re: A/E Ridge

Postby darren » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:58 pm

Nope none of that gear just a pair of boots shorts waterproof and T'shirt. It was just a small flurry of snow on for a minute or two barely noticeable but I don't care I'm claiming to have done walk in winter conditions because I'm f*****g hardcore.
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