5th July, 2008 – A Traverse of the Aonach Eagach Ridge

Anne, Andrew H., Tomas and I headed up to Glen Coe for a planned attempt at traversing the Aonach Eagach ridge on the glen’s north side.

At the car it seemed slighty breezy and cool for July but gaining height the wind seemed to be gaining strength and was gusting to the point that before the top we were already discussing alternatives to the full traverse. These were along the lines of going part way along the ridge before the difficulties and back or going west in the direction of the Devil’s Staircase and back to the car. However, the wind weakened early on once we were on the ridge and never caused any problems thereafter. Likewise, the darkest of the clouds hanging round the hills early on in the day, stayed well away and only the lightest rain fell on us late on.

A brilliant route and a great day out.

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