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Aonach Eagach 04-12-16

Aonach Eagach 04-12-16


Postby Boofg » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:42 am

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 04/12/2016

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 967m

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As per my post in the main forum, being relatively inexperienced mountain walkers we were slightly nervous about taking on AE in December, but we were blessed with a glorious clear day, and whilst there was some ice on the ascent due to water running down the footpath, the ridge was dry and fine and almost completely clear of snow.

We also had the option of taking the path down north of Meall Dearg if we didn't fancy the main ridge itself, but the weather was great and we felt fine, so we went for it.

Fantastic day, there is quite a lot of scrambling, but I don't think there is anything particular to fear on AE. Enjoy the footage, the drone was sent up once we got along the pinnacles, about halfway through the video.

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Re: Aonach Eagach 04-12-16

Postby jmarkb » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:03 pm

Boofg wrote: we were blessed with a glorious clear day


..unlike everyone else in the same area on 4th December????? :o

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=68654
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=68635
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Re: Aonach Eagach 04-12-16

Postby trekpete » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:03 pm

A snow free day in December for the AE. Like the drone footage as I just got one myself. Just need to figure out how to carry it on the rucksack now.
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Re: Aonach Eagach 04-12-16

Postby malrobb » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:48 pm

Great drone footage.
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Re: Aonach Eagach 04-12-16

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:54 pm

Great stuff !!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
You chose the finest mountains for your drone in both your reports :thumbup:
Well done ! 8)
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