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Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"


Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:25 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 04/06/2011

Time taken: 6.4 hours

Distance: 7.1 km

Ascent: 1100m

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As you may well have already read on the report by "stretch" I had organized two of my work mates & climbers & brothers Stewart & Graham to guide stretch,alan s & me over this ridge,as it turned out we also had company with gable gable end from the site and Knapps & Richard two friends of Stewart & Graham also along for the "fun",this turned out to be one day that will live long in all our memories.
I wont go into too much detail with this report as stretch has already written a fine account of our adventures,I will just let some pictures taken to tell there own story.
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Loch Achtriochtan on way up to Am Bodach
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Blackwater from Am Bodach
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stretch & gable gable end & drop from Am Bodach
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looking along to Meall Dearg
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back to Am Bodach
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me & Meall Dearg summit
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alan s at bottom of down climb
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heading for the pinnacles
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stretch on an up climb
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stretch climbing a pinnacle
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scared or what
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stretch & the crew having a wee breather
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enjoying this section
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stretch keeping an eye out for me
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knapps,richard,graham,gable gable end drinking in the views
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dont look right stretch
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go on stretch get up there
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graham & me waiting to climb
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having a rest at Stob Coire Leith
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Kinlochleven from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
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summit Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
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This is the biggest adrenalin rush I have ever had, or suspect I will ever have no matter how long I live,the whole day from start to finish was a wonderful experience,it had everything great weather,great company,great views,brilliant craic,a lot of very scarey moments along the way,tons of encouragement from Stewart & Graham,plenty of moments where the scrambles were a joy,all that now needs to happen is for me to thank Stewart,Graham,Andy,Stuart(gge),Alan,Richard and Knapps,thank you all for a brilliant day.
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby Stretch » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:32 pm

Awesome, that pic of me 'looking out for you' is where I was telling you about the loose handhold! Eeek :shock:

An Teallach next? :lol:
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby PeteR » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:34 pm

Great pictures of an amazing ridge 8) One hell of an achievement for all of you. Not sure if your collective pictures will inspire or petrify the rest of us who have this ridge to do still :lol:
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby boabie » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:08 pm

wow!! congratulations to you all!! read stretch's report too, and my cap is doffed to each of you! there is no way i'll be near that ridge until i have a bit more experience under my belt :lol:

just looking at some of the pictures scares me! i can only imagine what was going through your heads as you took on those pinnacles... well done guys :D
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Postby brpro26 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:16 pm

An equally impressive report of what must have been a classic day oot. No wonder yer buzzin after that.
Definately a job done. Some of the pictures are a bit airy to say the least. Made ma toes curl !!!!! Well Done. :thumbup:
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:51 pm

Brilliant :thumbup: well done all of you :clap:
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Postby Sparra Legs » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:55 pm

Good photos there Wullie, good to see everyone enjoyed the day.

Curved ridge next? Alans up for it.
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:00 pm

Sparra Legs wrote:Curved ridge next? Alans up for it.




No even mibie :lol:
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Postby davetherave » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:09 pm

Well done indeed Gammy, for some reason i never thought the AE ridge was for you. You seemed to have pulled through with plenty to spare.

To hell with An Taellach, get yourself up Curved ridge. If you guys do go for it count me/us in. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:21 pm

Many,many thanks to all who have taken the time to reply,this one will live long in the memory.
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby Alan S » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:29 pm

cracking stuff mate, really glad to be part this :D

davetherave wrote: get yourself up Curved ridge. If you guys do go for it count me/us in

Its a deal,im sure gammy could tackle anything now :D
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby Alastair S » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:06 am

Brilliant - congrats to all :clap: :clap:
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:19 am

well done guys..... nice pics..

ive still to do this this one! and **** scared,,..... do you need i guide to do it?
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:07 am

Hi m8, great photos . theres nothing stopping you finishing the munros this and inn pinn in the bag now :lol: well done
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Re: Aonach Eagach "gammys report" / "job done"

Postby walk aboot » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:23 am

Brilliant photos, love the one of you two mates keeping an eye on each other :)
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