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Latha Sgionneil air an Eigeach Perfect day on Aonach Eagach
by 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
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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
Quick progress up the hillside , conditions dry and just perfect
Summited Am Bodach and decided to test the legs on the "chancellor" .....
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
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
Again dry and warm , no wind so a breeze good scramble although some step drops especially looking back up !
Clambered about and on up to Meall Dearg which gave a good clear visual on the route ahead
A good few drops and exposure right enough but decent handholds and no problem at all still need careful moves though
Soon down that section and off along the ceum
One tricky bit due to snow however managed to keep to rock and snake down rocky face , quite exposed
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
Reached the mullach of Sgurr nan Fiannaidh and spent a half hour resting and taking in the views ....extensive
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 .
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
by weaselmaster » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:19 am
Surprised it wasn't mobbed - didn't see anyone else in your photos.
Good on you for meeting the Chancellor too
by basscadet » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:15 am
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
by scottishkennyg » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:14 pm
by Beaner001 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:51 pm
I left mine out from this trip too and I understand why you want yer buddy An Cu with you when you compleat
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
by Collaciotach » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:41 pm
by dooterbang » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:15 pm
What a great day to be out on that ridge. Very thoughtful of you thinking about the difficulties of a final munro
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
by BoyVertiginous » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:32 am
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
by rockhopper » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:33 pm
The scree at the end isn't too bad......until feeling it in the quads the following day - cheers
by simon-b » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:46 pm