Aonach Eagach E-West defeated by Pinnacles (pure FEAR)

Route: Aonach Eagach

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

Date walked: 21/10/2020

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 13.9km

This is a honest report for Munro Baggers only. This route is abject terror. It is incredibly dangerous from beginning to end. Bag both Munros separately without the 'scrambling' DO NOT attempt the Aonach Eagagh ridge unless your an accomplished climber / free climber. We made the mistake of trying this today 21st October in the rain :( , reached the pinnacles and had to back out as the moves were extreme. We retraced our steps up and down CLIFFS , 'chimneys' , ledges with 100 foot drops or even more as we were in the clouds and could not see the end of many drops. On our knees in many parts, sliding down on our posteriors , having to pass our down our rucksacks and using our rucksacks to pull each other up trickier parts. To cut a long story short, if your just want to bag the two Munros do them separately and take the NO scrambling (rock climbing) route. Unless you want to star in your own Cliffhanger film and are Sylvester Stallone. Be safe it is not worth it !

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