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  • Writer's pictureDavid Buckett

Aonach Eagach, Glen Coe

Updated: Apr 9, 2021

The forecast today was for a pretty wet and windy day but not too windy to be overly concerning. For me the wind is more a consideration on narrow ridges such as the Aonach Eagach: wet rock is still wet rock whether its just wet or a mini waterfall and extra care needs to be taken, but strong wind that can move you around involuntary is a different element to consider.

Very quickly after meeting the guys today i realised that we had a strong team and made good progress to the first summit. It was then a swift few hours along the technical sections of the ridge, with some sections being roped and others managed with close spotting. Any signs of nervousness on the rock were not converted into their movements, as all were moving well on the wet rock.

With the heavy showers coming and going through the day we started our descent down in good time also, glad to be in the warmer glen.

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