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Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill


Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:07 am

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 27/08/2014

Time taken: 6.15 hours

Distance: 7.75 km

Ascent: 1196m

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Rannoch Moor - early morning sunrise...on the way to Glencoe
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Glencoe: on the way up to Am Bodach ( two of Three Sisters )
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East view - Buachaille Etive Beag & Buachaille Etive Mor
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like a bird's-eye view of Glencoe, Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire nan Lochan oposite
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Looking at North: Ben Nevis and Mamores
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Descent from East side done
:crazy:
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on the West
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Some nice scramble
:wink:
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enjoying the view ahead
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This part done, but still nice ridge ahead
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another part of the ridge...
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looking back...
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...and looking ahead
:)
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More done now...
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Selfie from the ridge
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Cliff variety
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Near the summit - final part of the ridge
:)
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one bad step = deep fall down
:roll: 8)
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Done ! Great ridge....looking back
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Another view
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Joy...respect...humility...love...happiness !
:D
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Ben Nevis and Mamores on the north...view from west side of Aonach Eagach
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Western view
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my choice - this way straight down
:crazy: 8) :wink:
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:00 am

Some more photos:
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby PerthAlly » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:38 am

Another cracking set of photos Petr.

I'd planned to walk the Aonach Eagach last year but decent weather never materialised! Glencoe is a fickle place weatherwise.

Need to take my camera one day. Rarely if ever take my camera and I'm missing out on great memories :D
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby onsen » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:51 am

Fine landscape pics... :thumbup:
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby dogplodder » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:59 am

Some nice vertigo inducing shots there! :D
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:48 pm

Thank you everyone, I appreciate...glad you like it :)
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby Fife Flyer » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:47 pm

That was a rare day weather wise in Glencoe, we had the other decent day when we did the "big bookil" :lol: :lol:

Cracking photo's nice to see it really looks like :wink:
Were you on your own?
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:58 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:That was a rare day weather wise in Glencoe, we had the other decent day when we did the "big bookil" :lol: :lol:

Cracking photo's nice to see it really looks like :wink:
Were you on your own?

Thanks :) On my own like almost all my trips :wink:
Yes, rare clear day there...I was going there a few times before, but often weather changed when arrived to Glencoe: cloudy, misty, shower, bad visibility...so changed plan always for some else...I was waiting for the opportunity of clear sunny day as I wanted enjoy the view & make a lot of pics :D 8)
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:39 pm

I feel I will go there this year again...love the area 8) :D
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:25 pm

Petr Dakota wrote:I feel I will go there this year again...love the area 8) :D


If you do, it's a nice circular route to start with Bidean NB and Stob Coire Sgreamhach, and then along Bheinn Fhada, down into the lost valley, to the road, and finally up on to AE, as you did.

And you can start and finish at a place of cultural, architectural and historical interest (aka The Clacaig) :)

PS Smashing pics. It was a bit overcast when I did it, though still brilliant.
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:24 am

Alteknacker wrote:
Petr Dakota wrote:I feel I will go there this year again...love the area 8) :D


If you do, it's a nice circular route to start with Bidean NB and Stob Coire Sgreamhach, and then along Bheinn Fhada, down into the lost valley, to the road, and finally up on to AE, as you did.

And you can start and finish at a place of cultural, architectural and historical interest (aka The Clacaig) :)

PS Smashing pics. It was a bit overcast when I did it, though still brilliant.

Thank you :wink: I did the Bidean nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach route 3 months before the Aonach Eagach as Glencoe circle - started beside Buachaille Etive Beag, long walk in valley, then some tops & ridges, then Stob Coire Sgreamhach - Binean nam Bian & descent from Stob Coire nan Lochan with the great views around all the area...incl. the Lost Valley.
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Re: Jewel AONACH EAGACH - solo on the royal Ridge of thrill

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:54 pm

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