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Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:07 am
by Petr Dakota
8) :crazy:

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Rannoch Moor - early morning sunrise...on the way to Glencoe
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Glencoe: on the way up to Am Bodach ( two of Three Sisters )
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East view - Buachaille Etive Beag & Buachaille Etive Mor
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like a bird's-eye view of Glencoe, Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire nan Lochan oposite
8)
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Looking at North: Ben Nevis and Mamores
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Descent from East side done
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on the West
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Some nice scramble
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enjoying the view ahead
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This part done, but still nice ridge ahead
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another part of the ridge...
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looking back...
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...and looking ahead
:)
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More done now...
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Selfie from the ridge
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Cliff variety
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Near the summit - final part of the ridge
:)
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one bad step = deep fall down
:roll: 8)
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Done ! Great ridge....looking back
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Another view
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Joy...respect...humility...love...happiness !
:D
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Ben Nevis and Mamores on the north...view from west side of Aonach Eagach
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Western view
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my choice - this way straight down
:crazy: 8) :wink:

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:00 am
by Petr Dakota
Some more photos:
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:38 am
by PerthAlly
Another cracking set of photos Petr.

I'd planned to walk the Aonach Eagach last year but decent weather never materialised! Glencoe is a fickle place weatherwise.

Need to take my camera one day. Rarely if ever take my camera and I'm missing out on great memories :D

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:51 am
by onsen
Fine landscape pics... :thumbup:

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:59 am
by dogplodder
Some nice vertigo inducing shots there! :D

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:48 pm
by Petr Dakota
Thank you everyone, I appreciate...glad you like it :)

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:47 pm
by Fife Flyer
That was a rare day weather wise in Glencoe, we had the other decent day when we did the "big bookil" :lol: :lol:

Cracking photo's nice to see it really looks like :wink:
Were you on your own?

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:58 pm
by Petr Dakota
Fife Flyer wrote:That was a rare day weather wise in Glencoe, we had the other decent day when we did the "big bookil" :lol: :lol:

Cracking photo's nice to see it really looks like :wink:
Were you on your own?

Thanks :) On my own like almost all my trips :wink:
Yes, rare clear day there...I was going there a few times before, but often weather changed when arrived to Glencoe: cloudy, misty, shower, bad visibility...so changed plan always for some else...I was waiting for the opportunity of clear sunny day as I wanted enjoy the view & make a lot of pics :D 8)

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:39 pm
by Petr Dakota
I feel I will go there this year again...love the area 8) :D

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:25 pm
by Alteknacker
Petr Dakota wrote:I feel I will go there this year again...love the area 8) :D


If you do, it's a nice circular route to start with Bidean NB and Stob Coire Sgreamhach, and then along Bheinn Fhada, down into the lost valley, to the road, and finally up on to AE, as you did.

And you can start and finish at a place of cultural, architectural and historical interest (aka The Clacaig) :)

PS Smashing pics. It was a bit overcast when I did it, though still brilliant.

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:24 am
by Petr Dakota
Alteknacker wrote:
Petr Dakota wrote:I feel I will go there this year again...love the area 8) :D


If you do, it's a nice circular route to start with Bidean NB and Stob Coire Sgreamhach, and then along Bheinn Fhada, down into the lost valley, to the road, and finally up on to AE, as you did.

And you can start and finish at a place of cultural, architectural and historical interest (aka The Clacaig) :)

PS Smashing pics. It was a bit overcast when I did it, though still brilliant.

Thank you :wink: I did the Bidean nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach route 3 months before the Aonach Eagach as Glencoe circle - started beside Buachaille Etive Beag, long walk in valley, then some tops & ridges, then Stob Coire Sgreamhach - Binean nam Bian & descent from Stob Coire nan Lochan with the great views around all the area...incl. the Lost Valley.

Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:54 pm
by Petr Dakota
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