Aonach Eagach

This time last year we thought it would be great to tick off a classic ridge walk and traverse among the rafters of Glencoe along the Aonach Eagach.Instead of a dream day out, I forgot my entire rucksack, Annie’s van broke down and when we arrived there was no snow anyway. Nil points. One year later we found the day that never happened, and the sun shone! The snow was in great condition in the monring, but became a little soft in the afternoon sun. Catch it soon before it’s gone!

Glencoe by moonlight.
Glencoe by moonlight.
First light.
First light.
The sun edging over Buachaille Etive Mor.
The sun edging over Buachaille Etive Mor.
Gearing up near the summit of Am Bodach. No wind and nice hard nevé.
Gearing up near the summit of Am Bodach. No wind and nice hard nevé.
Finished the abseil/downclimb from Am Bodach, and starting along the first set of pinnacles.
Finished the abseil/downclimb from Am Bodach, and starting along the first set of pinnacles.
As well as the technical ground there was plenty of distance to be covered on long snowy ridges.
As well as the technical ground there was plenty of distance to be covered on long snowy ridges.
Great scrambling on the pinnacles.
Great scrambling on the pinnacles.

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Looking back along the ridge from the western end.
Looking back along the ridge from the western end.
Annie standing above a glen full of mist.
Annie standing above a glen full of mist.

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Looking out to the west and still above the fog!
Looking out to the west and still above the fog!
Ducking underneath the cloud sheet to catch the last rays of sunshine.
Ducking underneath the cloud sheet to catch the last rays of sunshine.

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