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Bumbling Along Aonach Eagach: The UK's Narrowest Ridge

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17:08 - 26th Aug 2017
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21:23 - 23rd Feb 2018

I stormed up Aonach Eagach to check out its famous ridge. I'd not done this mountain before and only knew about it from reading a few things online.

Once I'd got up there was a bit of confusion as the mist had descended and I wasn't sure what I was looking for. I ended up getting to the other end of the whole range before realising that I'd already done the ridge. I went back to do it again from the opposite direction and by that time the mist had lifted which meant I could enjoy the amazing views and the pinnacles; apparently the narrowest ridge in the UK.

This is also the first video where I'm using my new GoPro Hero 5 (except for the first few shots when I'm driving, as that was filmed on the old Hero 2).
10:26 - 6th Sep 2017
Just discovered you on YouTube- and seen the videos in Snowdonia, Canada and now this one. Love the content- inspiring me to explore Snowdonia. Even though I'm relatively close to the range I've never actually explored it. Thinking the Aonach Eagach ridge may be beyond me at mo!
10:54 - 6th Sep 2017
Hi, LongmyndChap! That's great if I've inspired you. Get out there and explore! Make the most of living so close to those mountains. I have to drive about 7 hours to get to them, otherwise I'd be up there every other weekend. And Aonach Eagach isn't so bad (as long as it's dry weather). I wasn't sure what to expect and didn't even realise I'd done the main ridge until afterwards! But yeah, don't do it in rain or high winds :P
8:52 - 27th Sep 2017
I managed to get over to Snowdon yesterday to have an explore- ran up the Pyg track and took a look at Garnedd Ugain! Wanted to gauge Crib Goch which looks awesome. Love the whole place!
21:08 - 3rd Oct 2017
Yeah? Good work! How was it? It's been a bit blustery and wet up Snowdon in the last few weeks. Hope you were kitted out properly for it :)
8:50 - 4th Oct 2017
Yeah I saw your post that you were up there at weekend when somebody had an accident. Just reminds you to take it seriously and carefully. I wasn't too bad- have decent kit and I make sure I take medical/survival basics as well. I'm considering challenging myself with Crib Goch but would only do it with a guide- so perhaps I can call on you?!
15:09 - 17th Nov 2017
Longmyndchap, you can most certainly call on me for a guide up Crib Goch (and everywhere else on the Snowdon Range). Send me an email or PM when you know what you're after :)
21:23 - 23rd Feb 2018
Dave I’m up Scarfell Pike Easter weekend then Snowdon using llanberris and pyg track on May Bank Holiday weekend saving Ben Nevis for summer holidays and making sure my 6 year old son makes the first 2 first, however if you are doing any crib goch group bookings in between these dates I have already booked let me know and I might be able to make your numbers up.
Cheers Fella
Darren, Gravesend London
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Date: 22nd July 2017
Buddies: Just Me
Countries: Scotland
Activities: Hiking, Scrambling
Video Length: 5-10 Minutes
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