Aonach Eagach

Today John and I were out with a Falkirk Community Trust Outdoors winter mountaineering team of David, Emanuelle, Ross and Tzvetie. We traversed the classic Aonach Eagach in Glen Coe from East to West in superb spring conditions taking in the Munros of Meall Dearg and Sgurr nam Fiannaidh.

David and Ross in the pinnacles on The Aonach Eagach.

David and Ross in the pinnacles on The Aonach Eagach with another team behind.

The weather was very kind and we had low winds, excellent views, soft snow and dry rock on the ridge. Where the recent snow is catching the sun on West and South aspects it is disappearing fast, but it is holding on in the shade on North and East facing slopes at height. I’ll put some more photos on the ClimbNow Facebook page.

Glen Coe

Robin and I were out today with a Falkirk Community Trust scrambling Team of Devon, Jack, Janice, Mary and Sarah on the Aonach Eagach in Glen Coe. We went along the ridge from East to West taking in Am Bodach, Meall Dearg, Stob Coire Leith and Sgurr nam Fiannaidh.

Janice, Mary and Sarah moving through The Pinnacles with Robin behind.

Janice, Mary and Sarah moving through The Pinnacles with Robin behind.

The weather was excellent with high broken cloud making for great views; a light breeze and the rock was generally dry, which gave great scrambling conditions.

Aonach Eagach

Out with Nettle today and a team of Bill, Ian, Robert and Tim from Falkirk Community Trust. We traversed the Aonach Eagach from East to West.

Tim, Ian and Robert relaxing on the ridge

Tim, Ian and Robert relaxing on the ridge

There was some rain as we drove up to Glen Coe and the tops were in cloud as we set off, but the cloud rose above the summits during the day and we had clear weather for the main part of the Aonach Eagach and great views.

Bill, Nettle and Robert descending a chimney

Bill, Nettle and Robert descending a chimney

A good day doing one of Scotland’s classic ridges and good banter with the team who’d impressively done the traverse of the Blackmount the day before in very wet conditions.

The full team on top of Sgurr nam Fiannaidh

The full team on top of Sgurr nam Fiannaidh