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Aonach Eagach

Aonach Eagach


Postby dooterbang » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:16 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 24/07/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Finally got to sample the Aonach Eagach ridge. Slightly damp conditions with the odd shower. Plenty of mist made the walk more dramatic. Found this fairly straight forward, when compared to the pinnacles on An Teallach.
Below is vid of our day....watch this in 720p or 1080p, and in full screen. If your connection can handle it, as vid is

http://www.youtube.com/v/To4UkcLgovs
Last edited by dooterbang on Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:34 pm, edited 9 times in total.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby skuk007 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:55 pm

Some scary pictures there, well done on completing this nasty looking ridge.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby dooterbang » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:12 pm

Thanks.

I expected it to be scarier. I think when you are doing it you concentrate hard, it's only when you look back from where you've came you start to think....WOW!!

Fab walk though.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby happyhiker » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:49 pm

some of those pics were excellent - the mist certainly does add to the atmosphere. Looks like a challenging but fantastic walk!
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby dooterbang » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:18 pm

Hi happyhiker,

some great photos to be had. The views to bidean nam bian were glorious also.

The actual phsyical exertion was minimal, if you have a decent enough fitness. More mental due to concentration.

3 of us descended clachaig gully which was fun, more concentration required....for about an hour, and using hands and feet!.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby happyhiker » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:38 pm

dooterbang wrote:Hi happyhiker,

some great photos to be had. The views to bidean nam bian were glorious also.

The actual phsyical exertion was minimal, if you have a decent enough fitness. More mental due to concentration.

3 of us descended clachaig gully which was fun, more concentration required....for about an hour, and using hands and feet!.



yeah it looks great - would love to give that one a go. I guess it's like most of them - it can look pretty full on but once you are actually on a ridge or doing a bit of scrambling it's not that bad. Mind you i'm just a novice when it comes to that so far!! :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby HighlandSC » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:01 pm

Nice vid :thumbup:

Can't wait to do the ridge. Think I'd avoid the Clachaig gully descent though - heard too many horror stories about it.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby dooterbang » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:17 pm

Hi highlandSC,

the Clachaig gully is fine....it's great fun. We had also heard horror stories which put most of our group off it, but 3 of us braved it. I did slip twice but no damage. I would state that it can be taxing on your knees, and flexibilty is required.
It dosn't matter which way you choose to come down, just as long as you get down safely and enjoyed the experience.

Paul.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby dooterbang » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:39 pm

happyhiker wrote:
dooterbang wrote:Hi happyhiker,

some great photos to be had. The views to bidean nam bian were glorious also.

The actual phsyical exertion was minimal, if you have a decent enough fitness. More mental due to concentration.

3 of us descended clachaig gully which was fun, more concentration required....for about an hour, and using hands and feet!.



yeah it looks great - would love to give that one a go. I guess it's like most of them - it can look pretty full on but once you are actually on a ridge or doing a bit of scrambling it's not that bad. Mind you i'm just a novice when it comes to that so far!! :D


Well i'm sure it won't be long till you lose that "novice tag", :) .
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby happyhiker » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:17 pm

Well i'm sure it won't be long till you lose that "novice tag", :) .[/quote]

here's hoping - will need to plan a wee adventure like this very soon and convince the others to join me :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby dooterbang » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:40 pm

Well this weekend is going to be perfect weather....convince those friends!.

It's Bidean Nam Bian Saturday for me, and 4 Munros at ben Lui sunday.

Have a great weekend.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby HighlandSC » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:21 am

What software do you use to make the videos? I've done a few in the past just with window movie maker but want to try something more powerful.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby Graeme D » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:13 am

Woah, brilliant vid. I could watch that all day if I thought I could get away with it! :lol: :lol:

Along with kw1980's report, that's two awesome AE accounts doing the rounds at the moment.
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby happyhiker » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:06 pm

sounds like a great weekend planned. We've got plans just to do some walking or cycling near Bridge of Orchy - taking in a bit of WHW on Saturday but don't think i'll be up any hills :-(
Should be great though if we get some sunshine!!
I look forward to seeing a vid of your exploits - you've set a standard now :lol:
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Re: Aonach Eagach

Postby kweetni01 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:23 pm

Great film. I've put this walk in my favorites.

Does anybody know if this trail is possible in March-April? Or will there be to much snow or bad weather?

James
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