Aonach Eagach, Glencoe
Updated: Apr 5, 2021
Today i was on the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe in very autumnal conditions with having 4 seasons in one day.
We made very good progress up the steep ascent onto the main ridge where the cloud descended and the temperature dropped. We all put on thick layers and gloves and started along the ridge.
It was very good conditions for a traverse with dry rock and very little wind the whole day. Once we were over the first munro of Meall Dearg the sun came out and we had amazing crisp views to Glencoe.
It was also a day for wildlife with wild goats on the ridge, stags calling in the glens to the north and buzzards hunting overhead for most of the day.
We only used the rope on a few key sections in the good conditions and the guys were good on their feet, which meant that by lunch time we were at the end of the pinnacles.
Once at the end of the ridge we were all hot in the sun and we had a quick snow shower before we descended back into the glen.
If you would like a guided traverse of the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe next summer, have a look here https://www.thehighlandmountaincompany.co.uk/aonach-eagach