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Aonach Eagach

25 May 2016
May this year is proving a cracker in the west and north-west ! Glorious blues skies and gentle breezes. Al Halewood and Martin McDermott were leading on our Aonach Eagach traverse this month, here's Al's tale of the day...

photo 1 Today I had a great day working on the Aonach Eagach with Martin for Steven Fallon. We also had MIA Trainee Jess along who is working towards her Assessment later in the summer. With 6 fit scramblers and a great forecast I knew we were in for a good day.

photo 2 After a bit of a breeze on the pull up to the first summit it went still and calm ('fail' from the weather forecasters who predicted 20-30mph winds) and we sweated our way along the ridge with plenty of stops to drink in the view and some fluids too. The Aonach Eagach is a cruise scramble for some and a little more challenging for others. Today we were flexible and with perfect conditions 4 of the team chose to follow Martin without a rope whilst 2 were happier with the security of a rope with Jess and I.

Great views and a fun day. The descent is always quite full on on the knees though !

More photos by Al and Martin are here on Flickr.

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