Aonach Eagach Climber's Log

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MikeLJ - Feb 2, 2019 7:19 am Date Climbed: Mar 3, 1987

On the second attempt.  Sucess!

Did Meall Dearg and part of the traverse on 14/03/1985, only to end up descending northwards into Kinlochleven - not recomended!
Finally did the whole thing 2 years later in sparse winter condition. Also good in Summer!


Rapparee - Feb 27, 2014 8:02 pm

Amazing  Sucess!

What a day, walk in the dark, near top of Am Bodach when sun was up. Had clear skies as we went along the Pinnacles only for nearing Sgorr nam Fiannaidhe for it to get proper rough and white out conditions.

Descended towards the Pap, compasses froze so it was interesting!
Recommend this to anyone, great day out if you're prepared, An Teallach, Liathach and Crianlarich are meant to be the only others to compare! (beyond the mighty Cuilin of course!)


Charles - Jul 23, 2013 3:00 am Date Climbed: Mar 9, 1984

Winter  Sucess!

A great winter traverse!


jasano2 - Jul 21, 2013 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

GlenCoe North Wall  Sucess!

Finally! Great day, just a little hazy once the mist dissipated. Did the ridge and the walk back in 4.5 hrs. Look forward to a return trip in the future.


Trevers89 - Sep 30, 2012 6:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

Wet and windy  Sucess!

Lost in fog the entire day. Apart from the initial descent down onto the ridge, climbing down on smooth wet rock, there were few real difficulties Although there are some technically harder sections and more up and down, on the whole I found this easier and less exposed than Crib Goch. Only managed to see the valley once or twice.

Beware the descent along the Clachlaig Gully. Easily the scariest part of the day.


MarkWillmann - Sep 3, 2011 6:23 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2010

Munro logged  Sucess!

Climbed Meall Dearg with wife Jill in 2010.
Climbed Sgor nam Fiannaidh with Jill and son Karl on 10 May 2009.


markhallam - Dec 30, 2010 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 1981

Winter traverse  Sucess!

Traversed this fantastic ridge just after new year - the last time there was snow in Scotland the way it is at the moment. Temps went down to minus 27 close by the week we did it - and life camped down by the Clachaig was cold! But conditions up on the ridge with deep snow and the low winter sunlight, were absolutely out of this world!


AndyWhaley - Jul 13, 2010 2:49 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2010

Excellent Ridge  Sucess!

Traversed in excellent conditions, sunny & dry. Views were amazing.


TheMunroist - Jul 19, 2009 4:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2009

Stunning ridge  Sucess!

Amazing views on mainland Scotland's greatest ridge traverse.


Andy_Hornung - Feb 23, 2009 7:59 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 1988

winter traverse  Sucess!

An extended traverse in good winter conditions starting from Beinn Bheag and ending on the Pap of Glencoe to take in the full length of the ridge on the north side of Glencoe. A long day but well worth it.


oconnellr - Nov 2, 2008 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Route: Traverse east to west  Sucess!

Great final day of scrambling in Scotland. Will have to come back some time for more I think. Great weather made the traverse nice and simple in terms of technicality - need to come back in the winter


DrJonnie - May 5, 2008 10:09 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 1990

Winter 1990  Sucess!

Our first day in Glencoe on a week's stay. With Colin and Ken leading and me groaning along behind, very unfit. (later they said they thought I was having a heart attack) After gaining the ridge at the eastern end of Glencoe we traversed along to the Glachaig gulley end, taking a short abseil in the middle to avoid reversing an iced-over downclimb. Views were not too good as it was very cloudy.

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis - Mar 8, 2007 12:13 pm

Winter Solo  Sucess!

Two stayed in the pub as "the weather is shite!"
Two of us went for it and had everything from a white out and snow to blazing sunshine.
Undoubtedly my best British winter day.



waspee - Jun 28, 2005 4:32 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 25 june 2005  Sucess!

A beautiful almost cloudless day. Superb route starting with the chancelor and then the Aonach Eagach proper. A lot of fun, even the descent to the pub! Well it has to be descended at least once this way.

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey - Feb 11, 2004 5:46 am

Route Climbed: traverse Date Climbed: jan 04  Sucess!

very snowy indeed

Probemeister - Nov 12, 2003 8:31 am

Route Climbed: Traverse West to East Date Climbed: 30th Dec 2001  Sucess!

We did the traverse under full winter conditions with frozen turf and lots of powder snow. Very cold weather, but great fun nonetheless

Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy - Apr 22, 2003 2:02 pm

Route Climbed: Sgor nam Fiannaide (Summit) Date Climbed: 28th December 2002  Sucess!

Without time to do a full traverse of the ridge we resolved to just make do with an ascent of Sgor nam Fiannaide from glen coe. An easy scramble up rocs and scree to give breathtaking views over the glen. Next time up the ridge is gonna go proper!

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