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Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eagach

Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eagach


Postby Collaciotach » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:50 pm

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

Date walked: 19/04/2015

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Abair latha ann Earra Gaidheil an diugh ...... what a day in Argyll today and a quiet Saturday night had me up and away on the 8.30am ferry for the 15min drive to Glencoe .

I was going to leave these as my last Munro's but want to take An Cu on that trip so time to walk the ridge it was leaving the wee fella at home for the day.

Car parked at Clachaig and a hitch (quickly) up to start point :wink:

Madainn alainn

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Gearr Aonach


Quick progress up the hillside , conditions dry and just perfect

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Anns a Ghlinne


Summited Am Bodach and decided to test the legs on the "chancellor" .....

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A good warm up for the day , steep and exposed side drops but no to bad , be different in the wet though , spent a few minutes on the views then back up Am Bodach

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Am Boadach


From this wee top some grand views all round , still snow clinging onto the coirean but the route ahead seemed clear so made my way to the ceum eigin ..... no too harsh

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Ceum Eigin


Again dry and warm , no wind so a breeze good scramble although some step drops especially looking back up !

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Air ciuil


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Clambered about and on up to Meall Dearg which gave a good clear visual on the route ahead :D

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Sgurr na Fiannaidh


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A good few drops and exposure right enough but decent handholds and no problem at all still need careful moves though

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Soon down that section and off along the ceum

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One tricky bit due to snow however managed to keep to rock and snake down rocky face , quite exposed

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Cord ruim .... I thorough enjoyed the scrambling over the pinnacles and the company of Wullie and Brian who I joined for the remaining ridge at Meall Deirg ,tiring terrain but what a day

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Reached the mullach of Sgurr nan Fiannaidh and spent a half hour resting and taking in the views ....extensive

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Wee scrambled down to the Loch Achtriochan via the Allt n - sidhein , steep and loose all the way ,could be a fecker in the wet but today a piece of cake .

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Tradition tells us that the Glen and mountains around this part of old Earra Gaidheal were the haunt of Fionn MacCumhaill and his warriors in the days before Iain a 'Fhraoich and his people. Their names live on in the topography and landscape of these fine ,fine hills and that should be kept as , no forgetting the rich heritage that is left to us . The last native Glencoe Gaelic speaker Archie Kennedy passed away in 2013 , I 'm sure he would have agreed with the old saying which I reckon sums up this ridge

Bith an ubhal is fhearrair a mheanngancis aire .......

" the best apple will be on the highest bow"

Cheerie a nis
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby weaselmaster » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:19 am

Fine day to be up there.
Surprised it wasn't mobbed - didn't see anyone else in your photos.
Good on you for meeting the Chancellor too :D
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby basscadet » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:15 am

Was a brilliant day for it.. Hope the high pressure is here to stay for a while :wink:
I passed through Glen Coe yesterday, but blisters too bad to contemplate anything. Car parks were all hoaching, so surprised that the AE looks so quiet as well :)
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby scottishkennyg » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:14 pm

Nice one Colla, well done on getting a lift up the glen too..I always end up with that walk back up the road..Cheers K
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby Beaner001 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:51 pm

Stunning day Colla, well played :clap:

I left mine out from this trip too and I understand why you want yer buddy An Cu with you when you compleat :D

Wish I'd done the hitch first, as it was i was soaking wet after I did it and ended up having to walk halfway up the glen as nobody stopped for me :(
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:41 pm

Aye surprisingly quiet , i reckon maybe folks imagine loads of snow left...... i ve probs started a rush now :wink:
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby dooterbang » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:15 pm

Nice one Colla...and no injuries :wink:

What a great day to be out on that ridge. Very thoughtful of you thinking about the difficulties of a final munro :wink:

I'm gutted I didn't get up a mountain at the weekend, I did cycle 2 loops of Bute though and sat on the beach :)
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby BoyVertiginous » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:32 am

Nice insight into the AE (thankfully, not A&E)!

Having put it off 3 years running, I've earmarked this for the first week of June. I realise it'll be busy by then but, safety in numbers and all that :wink:
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby rockhopper » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:33 pm

Cracking day for it :thumbup:

The scree at the end isn't too bad......until feeling it in the quads the following day :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eag

Postby simon-b » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:46 pm

Brilliant Collaciotach. It definitely was the ideal weather at the weekend for something like this in Argyll. You seem to have really enjoyed the scrambling and the excitement of those steep drops. You've got me looking forward to this when I come to Gleann Comhann in June. I hope the conditions are as good as they were for you.
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