Aonach Eagach in pictures

As I wrote I might, I traversed the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glen Coe on Saturday.

We were on the ridge it in ideal conditions and it was every bit as exposed, long and committing (there are no escape routes once you’re on it) as expected. I was glad to be travelling with a group of experienced friendly scramblers whom I know and trust a great deal, with great visibility.

Here are some photos:

The ridge ahead
The ridge ahead (path sticks to the ridge)
The Aonach Eagach requires a good head for heights
The Aonach Eagach requires a good head for heights
Giving advice...
Giving advice…
Up up up up!
Up up up up!
Looking back along the ridge - can you see the path?
Looking back along the ridge – can you see the path?
Pose for a photo here?
Pose for a photo here?
People taking the highly unpleasant and unwise 900m scree descent from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh to the road
People taking the highly unpleasant and unwise 900m scree descent from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh to the road
Looking down over Glencoe...
Looking down over Glencoe…

2 thoughts on “Aonach Eagach in pictures

  1. I’m traveling to Scotland this fall and want to do this hike. However, I’d like to join a group. Do you know of any day trips that you can join? I’ve tried to find something on-line but haven’t had any luck. Thanks. Whitney

    1. You probably want to search for mountain guides – something like this?

      The Aonach Eagach is really long, exposed and sustained, and any experience you can get before you go of climbing up, down rocks, and walking along paths with large drops on both sides will make you much happier on the day.

      I hope you get nice weather! :)

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