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Aonach Eagach (Meall Dearg & Sgorr nam Fiannaidh )

Aonach Eagach (Meall Dearg & Sgorr nam Fiannaidh )


Postby Miranda185 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:22 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 02/01/2017

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 18.2 km

Ascent: 1394m

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Best ridge walk yet! A touch of snow and a covering of frost gave this hike a classic bit of extra adrenaline. Scrambling over the crazy pinnacles had a wonderful edge to it although slips could have been fatal, so rather than head down the Clachaig gully after Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, we made the safer descent via the Pap of Glencoe route.
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Re: Aonach Eagach (Meall Dearg & Sgorr nam Fiannaidh )

Postby gaffr » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:14 am

'rather than heading down Clachaig Gully'..... etc.
Clachaig Gully has several rock pitches within its dark interior so would have definitely been an unwise decision.
I have ascended and descended on a few occasions to the West of the gully but that has presented problems for folks on a few times over the years. There is a great deal of loose material here that requires care when descending.
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Re: Aonach Eagach (Meall Dearg & Sgorr nam Fiannaidh )

Postby nrj145 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:08 pm

Oh how I love to see the word "fatal" in a walk report.
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Re: Aonach Eagach (Meall Dearg & Sgorr nam Fiannaidh )

Postby Sunset tripper » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:39 am

Nice one, not many folk out on the Aonach Eagach at this time of year. And yes your right, great care is required. :shock:
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Re: Aonach Eagach (Meall Dearg & Sgorr nam Fiannaidh )

Postby redrook » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:55 am

Lol, pretty much any slip on the AE would be fatal. I think the Walkhighlands route description downplays the exposure, which is pretty constant throughout the route IMO.
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