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Aonach Eagach at last.

Aonach Eagach at last.


Postby mamoset » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:44 am

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 13/05/2019

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 1200m

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With a weekend in Torridon looming, we thought a traverse of the Aonach Eagach would hold us in good stead for the scrambling and airiness to come. You tend to know when you're going to have a good day, and finding a £20 note at the side of the road as we headed back to the A82, was our good omen :lol: 8) . As always, Glen Coe looked spectacular as we walked through.
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(2 of) The Three Sisters.
After just over 6km, the climbing begins on a well worn path which takes you to Am Bodach.
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Stob Coire Sgreamach & Stob Coire nan Lochan loom over the Sisters.
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Loch Achtriochtan & distant Sgorr Dhearg.
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Na Gruagaichean & Binnein Mor from near Am Bodach.
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Sgurr Eilde Mor & Treig Munros.
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The Aonach Eagach.
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The Chancellor.
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The Ben over The Mamores.
. The views were fantastic, and we sat a while at Am Bodach taking it all in.
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Sgorr nam Fiannaidh & Meall Dearg.
For the most part, it is pretty easy going, with a couple of airy down climbs and small scrambles up, before you reach Meall Dearg.
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Don't slip!!!!
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The airy climb down part.
With the weather we were having, the route was straightforward and not taxing at all.
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Looking back along the ridge from Meall Dearg.
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Meall Dearg summit.
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Contemplating the Crazy Pinnacles.
So, The Crazy Pinnacles. Have read and watched so much of the AE over the years, that you almost talk yourself out of doing it. In the end, it turned out to be a sheep in wolfs clothing. Now, i'm sure in wet or icy conditions it would be a different proposition, but in dry conditions, it poses no problems to anyone with a head for heights and a little scrambling ability.
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Bidean nam Bian finally appears behind Stob Coire nan Lochan.
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Sgorr nam Fiannaidh beyond The Crazy Pinnacles.
It's about 1.5km between Meall Dearg & Stob Coire Leith and it was great fun.
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Looking back to Meall Dearg.
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Looking good!!
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Crazy Pinnacles.
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Aonach Eagach, back to Meall Dearg.
After Stob Coire Leith, it's easy walking on to the second Munro, Sgorr nam Fiannaidh.
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Sgorr nam Fiannaidh summit.
Having finally completed AE, all that remained was to amble down. We had contemplated doing the Pap as well, but it just didn't seem right to link it in with the AE, so we left it :lol: Met a couple of locals on the summit, taking it all in there stride. :D
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Locals.
A grand day out, well recommended 8) :clap:
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Re: Aonach Eagach at last.

Postby ScotFinn65 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:25 am

Excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing :clap:
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Re: Aonach Eagach at last.

Postby mamoset » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:18 pm

ScotFinn65 wrote:Excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing :clap:

Thanks, you're welcome. When the lockdown is over, should really give it a go :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach at last.

Postby dav2930 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:56 pm

Another inspiring report mamoset. Looks like you had a good summer! I've only done AE in winter, but it looks very nice as a summer scramble, I must say. :)
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Re: Aonach Eagach at last.

Postby mamoset » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:59 pm

dav2930 wrote:Another inspiring report mamoset. Looks like you had a good summer! I've only done AE in winter, but it looks very nice as a summer scramble, I must say. :)

Cheers dav, i'm sure you need a bit more care and concentration in winter :lol:
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Re: Aonach Eagach at last.

Postby jacob » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:06 pm

Only fools do not believe in omens.
I just hate those days, you get out of bed, bump your toe while doing that, bump your head while making coffee and drop your spoon while eating your porridge. When after that everything goes wrong at work, you know there's only one to blame, and that's you, for ignoring the omens.
Your report is also proof, but the other way around. What a weather you had for such a nice day. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Aonach Eagach at last.

Postby mamoset » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:38 pm

jacob wrote:Only fools do not believe in omens.
I just hate those days, you get out of bed, bump your toe while doing that, bump your head while making coffee and drop your spoon while eating your porridge. When after that everything goes wrong at work, you know there's only one to blame, and that's you, for ignoring the omens.
Your report is also proof, but the other way around. What a weather you had for such a nice day. Thanks for sharing.


Haha i know what your talking about there jacob, but you're right, it is good to have it the other way :lol:
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