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A/E Ridge

Munros: Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)

Date walked: 23/08/2014

Time taken: 8 hours

I did it I did it I did it. Saturday 23rd August I breathed in put one step in front of the other and 8 hours later I bagged the A/E Ridge. You have to believe me because my camera is playing up and I can't download pictures. Yes common sense and long legs and a solid bum to slid on it's not that difficult I really enjoyed it, Your adrenaline kicks in and paying attention to what's in front of you not either side or down :crazy: and your fine. Though on the pinnacles which one I don't know there is a large squared boulder with little foot holds to give you purchase to pull yourself over I was sh****g myself I just could not get myself over it, I required a push from below to help me over the sheer drops either side to me were taking my full attention :shock: . I honestly loved it but to be honest I don't think I will be back to cover my tracks It's not the ridge which is truly outstanding but the walk down from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh via Pap of Glencoe is horrendous the 2 hour walk from summit down boulder strewn mountain side is soul destroying. But if anyone is in my previous position and are in two minds about doing walk I would certainly advise them to go for it but with the help with fellow walkers who have experience of doing the ridge before......Ps There was a small flutter of snow during my walk does that mean I can claim to doing A/E Ridge in winter conditions.

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darren


Location: Condorrat
Occupation: Crabit Bus Driver
Interests: Walking spongebob squarepants fan
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: condorrat social club
Mountain: buachaille etive mor
Place: glencoe
Gear: walking pole
Member: none
Ideal day out: glencoe
Ambition: bag all munro,s

Munros: 33
Corbetts: 2
Sub 2000: 1



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Statistics

2014

Trips: 1
Munros: 2

2012

Trips: 1
Munros: 1

2011

Trips: 4
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 1880m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 1

2010

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1055m
Munros: 2


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Last visited: Apr 15, 2018
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