The Aonach eagach

21/02/18

 

A 7.00am start was made to complete the Aonach Eagach ridge. A fantastic winter grade II, 10 km ridge. The forecast was for a windless bluebird day and it did not disappoint.

 

 

I teamed up with 3 other guys from the hut I was staying in to leave a car at each end of the ridge and we made the early start.

 

 

The traverse was from east to west starting in the Pass of Gencoe with Am Bodach the first summit.

 

 

The forecast was correct. No wind and sunshine all day, for the most part a cloudless sky.

 

 

From Am Bodach we geared up and began the traverse across ’the chancellor’ to reach the summit of our second Munroe Meall Dearg.

 

 

Abseil down a pinnacle and the next summit of Stob Coire Leith was reached before a traffic jam on the pinnacles. After the guys in front worked it out we got going around them and finally reached the last summit of the day Sgorr nam Fiannaidh.

 

 

Took gear off here and descended via the col back down towards the pass of Glencoe.

 

 

A brilliant day out and the weather could not be better. Finished off with a pint or two in the Clachaig.

Watch the video HERE.

Author: Starting Point

My blog captures a range of outdoor adventure, each from its starting point, giving a first person account to the highs and lows of each exhilarating adventure. From climbing, mountaineering and camping to mountain biking, water sports and endurance type challenges. These are all my experiences brought alive to you through stories, pictures and video. Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s