Monday, 8 August 2011

Aonach Eagach, July 31 2011

The Aonach Eagach is a fine ridge and most people find it a bit daunting. It requires a decent head for heights and best done in fine weather, preferably on dry rock. We were aiming to head out on the Sunday, however the forecast for this particular weekend was for good conditions on Saturday and a wet, blustery day on Sunday. A quick email and phone around and we switched days, however one person couldn't make Saturday, so we were down to three folk plus guide.

We met up at the car-park at the eastern end of Glencoe, early enough to get easily parked and headed up. The well maintained path sticks to the southern shoulder of Am Bodach, but we kept lower down following the burn up to the col between Sron Gharbh and Am Bodach. This has the advantages of giving us a stream to top-up our waterbottles and we get to see the ridge earlier ! On the ridge we enjoyed some excellent scrambling in fine weather. We kept our pace up to keep just infront of a large group which paid off, as on the second Munro we looked back and could see many people struggling to get past the bottleneck on the pinnacles.

A video clip is
on YouTube and photos are in Dropbox. We've another trip arranged for later this month and again in late September, details here.