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Aonach Eagach & Pap

Aonach Eagach & Pap


Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:23 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Grahams included on this walk: Pap of Glencoe

Date walked: 25/08/2012

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 1320m

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Yes, this route has been covered many times so I'll keep it brief :wink: .

I reckoned the best weather for bank holiday Saturday would be Glen Coe. The Aonach Eagach tops were my two remaining Munros in that area so my mind was made up regarding choice of route.

Weather: dry but cloudy to start, clearing to sunny skies in afternoon 8) .

Anyway, this was a really enjoyable route in great conditions. The scrambling was fun but not too taxing and I made a point of not skipping any of the tricky bits. After reaching Sgorr nam Fiannaidh I decided to add on the Pap of Glencoe to extend the shortish day a bit.

Also, many thanks to the hen party who gave me a lift back up the road from the Clachaig :) (how they did the ridge in dresses, I do not know :shock: ?).

Anyway, here's a few photies...
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early cloud cover looking up the glen

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misty ridge near Am Bodach

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that's better

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looking back from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

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Glen Coe

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looking S to Glen Creran area

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Loch Leven
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby jonny616 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:45 pm

Always good to see photos of the ridge. Love the pic with one side misty the other clear. It was like that when i did it. :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby Meatball » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:59 pm

One of my favourite walks!
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby Stuart Angus » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:06 pm

Think I'll leave this one for now........maybe in another 100! :lol: Coincidentally your walk report for Beinn a'Beithir was a great help to me and thanks for you kind comments 8)
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby tomyboy73 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:38 pm

well done, with the amount of reports on this recently, think i`ll leave it a while before i do it :shifty:
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby Graeme D » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:03 pm

Well done Dougie on taming the Beast of Glencoe! :clap: :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby lenster » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:15 pm

Nice one. Pictures of the hen party in dresses on the ridge would have been something different!
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:25 pm

Some nice photos there Leithy :thumbup: another report to add to my pre walk reading for when I (eventually) get to these hills - descending via the Pap rather than directly does seem to look a better idea - cheers :)
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby basscadet » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:30 pm

Looks like the weather gods were smiling down on you again. Looked like it would of been a memorable day :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby Scotjamie » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:44 am

Well done Dougie..the AE bagged, a Clachaig pint and a hen party...... you have style my boy
Now back from hols...will pm re west links walk
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby dogplodder » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:34 am

Looked long and hard at weather predictions for Glencoe on Saturday. Was tempted then headed for Beinn Sgritheall as odds seemed better there. But you seemed to have good day with great pics to prove it! :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby sanny84 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:02 pm

very nice did this walk week epic walk but was surrounded by the dreaded cloud well done :clap:
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:00 pm

This is great Leithy and the photos are beautiful but where is the detail about the car journey with the hen party, we all know what what go on with hen parties and you seem to have cut this tale very short :lol: :lol:
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby monty » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:05 pm

Nice breif report LS. Good to meet up in the Clachaig. You could have done the decent thing and brought the hen party in with you? :lol:
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Re: Aonach Eagach & Pap

Postby dooterbang » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:38 pm

Atmospheric!

Looks similar to conditions i did it in.
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