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Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge


Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:55 pm

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

Date walked: 07/10/2012

Time taken: 6.3 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 1100m

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The time has come, Alan s said he would go back over the ridge with me the next good day available, the 7th of october was the date. I picked up springer at 6.30am and headed on up to meet Alan s,savagealice and rockhopper, in glencoe . Alan said to meet him just round from his uncle jimmy's house :lol:, parked just past the white cottage in the small layby, rockhopper had parked at other end of ridge across from clachaig inn road,Alan picked him up and had already picked alice up ,as alan is on holiday in dornoch (thanks for driving back all that way to go over the ridge again mate). we all geared up and headed of at 9.00am. its a steep start but we are soon at the top after an hour and after many stops on way up as me and springer hadnt been out for ages, the weather was glorious but a bit cold in the shade.after a few photos of start of ridge and soon seen the weather change ahead we decided lets get this done, i really enjoyed this walk it was different from anything i have done before even though we done the inn pinn and forcan ridge ,i felt really comfortable even with the drizzle on the smoothe rocks and the many loose rock holds, at the start of the first descent an abcess i had on the back of my neck burst and was really sore i had no plasters and didnt want to use my buff as the stuff coming out was minging :sick: , but florence(Alan s) came to the rescue he shouted i have plasters what a guide eh until he opened his pack and it was plasters for kids nice colours though :lol: . got one on and carried on. a really great day out in great company and a stop in at the kingshouse on way home was a great finish. thanks to everyone that went and helped keep everybody right with footholds and routes . pictures are rubbish due to my phone
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the way down think rockhopper enjoyed the scree more than us
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:55 pm

well done on getting a report done jb! ..crackin day! reet enjoyed it ..keep having flashbacks today! :clap:
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby ciderpeter » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:56 pm

Nice one, I can't wait to get up on Aonach Eagach! I don't know if it is the camera on your phone but the pics make it look terrifying lol! :lol:
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:12 pm

SAVAGEALICE wrote:well done on getting a report done jb! ..crackin day! reet enjoyed it ..keep having flashbacks today! :clap:

Thanks alice i keep going over it cant believe how good and scary it was lol
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:15 pm

ciderpeter wrote:Nice one, I can't wait to get up on Aonach Eagach! I don't know if it is the camera on your phone but the pics make it look terrifying lol! :lol:

:lol: :lol: , yeah not sure if its me shaking thats making camera blurry ciderpeter, i expected the worst after reading reports and looking at pictures and speaking to gammy and alan, it was different and im not going to lie there were a few dodgy bits and when the weather changed i thought should we be doing this but if you take your time and look before you move and make sure you have a good hold it will be fine ,all the best when you tackle it.
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:16 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done mate,great to see you back out & getting the ridge done.
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:19 pm

gammy leg walker wrote::clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done mate,great to see you back out & getting the ridge done.

Thanks mate :D , how you recovering?,
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:22 pm

JB likes a beer wrote:Thanks mate :D , how you recovering?,


S****e,over 3 weeks now & still sore & swollen.
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:25 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:
JB likes a beer wrote:Thanks mate :D , how you recovering?,


S****e,over 3 weeks now & still sore & swollen.

You should get it sorted mate,heal over the winter and get back on the walks after new year :thumbup:
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby Meatball » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:31 pm

No pic on top of the chancellor?
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:33 pm

Great stuff JB :clap: - it was certainly a cracking day, very enjoyable............even more so with such a knowledgable guide in AlanS ! Haven't managed to get round to a WR yet - too busy at work but will try. And as for the scree descent.....only some snow could've made it more fun - cheers :)
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:48 am

Meatball wrote:No pic on top of the chancellor?

Hi meatball ,got pics but cant make them out so didnt upload them
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:50 am

rockhopper wrote:Great stuff JB :clap: - it was certainly a cracking day, very enjoyable............even more so with such a knowledgable guide in AlanS ! Haven't managed to get round to a WR yet - too busy at work but will try. And as for the scree descent.....only some snow could've made it more fun - cheers :)

Hi rockhopper, it certainly was enjoyable, not sure if snow would have helped though :lol: looking forward to your report
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby rockhopper » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:55 pm

JB likes a beer wrote:the way down think rockhopper enjoyed the scree more than us
:lol: :lol: just spotted your note, JB.....maybe so, but my quadriceps are still suffering ! :roll: :lol: - cheers :)
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Re: Plasters and Pinnacles on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Postby Alan S » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:41 pm

What happened to your pics, were you shaking that much :lol:
I knew you would love this glad you all enjoyed it 8)
Was more than happy to drive down,it did make it a long day though :shock:
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