Sgurr a' Mhaim lies on a subsidiary ridge to the north and was not included in the walk. The ridge took about 2.5 hours. The first real scrambling comes on the descent from Am Bodach. Olly, Big John, Vicky and Dennis parked beside the Loch Quoich dam and attempted Gairich but all eventually turned back. Unregistered users can only view full size photos that have been added this month. Looking towards Ben Nevis from the summit of Am Bodach: Looking along the ridge from Am Bodach: We saw the Chancellor, a short distance beyond Am Bodach. Recent places. Happy I was going upwards on this slope rather than downwards.Clear view of Glencoe Mountains including the serrated Aonach Eagach ridge with impressive view down Loch Linnhe Loch Leven 12:00 Mullach nan Coirean. Steall waterfall in Glen Nevis beneath An Gearanach. Good weather and snow views. Possibly better than the posted route, but better as an ascent? Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land(*). "Ring of Steall" in the Mamores "Ring of Steall" in the Mamores. *For information about access rights in Scotland see the ScotWays website.Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass. This nearly triples the distance of the usual traverse started by climbing Am Bodach (943m) and ended by the descent from Sgorr nam Fiannaidh. However, going anti-clockwise around the R-o-S not recommended because the drop NE from Am Bodach is very steep and loose and better ascended. Am Bodach is the 3rd Munro on the Ring of Steal if you are doing it Clockwise. My preference is to head east to west which means, after the initial straightforward scramble up to Am Bodach, a tricky downclimb to access the ridge proper. From Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, the most direct descent is to head south by southwest, down a steep zig-zag path leading by the side of Clachaig gully. The summit area of Am Bodach may not be the most memorable, but the narrow steep ridge leading to its top and the descent that follows is likely to be more so. This marks the end of the scrambling. Most of the ridge is often done unroped, but the descent from Am Bodach, and the Pinnacles section demand care, and a rope adds security. We then continue along the broad ridge towards Meall Dearg; before we start tackling the iconic pinnacles, this is where the heart begins to pound! This can't be over-emphasised. I am soon on Am Bodach summit. Descending Am Bodach #3 Don't let this picture distract from the seriousness of this descent. Disclaimer. The main ridge continues NE, dropping down a very steep ridge to the next … 17 Oct 2009. Follow the edge of‘ the crags to the left of Am Bodach's cairn in a WNW direction. Full size version is only available to registered users Please Register as a New User or Login as Existing User to gain full access to all the photos on this site. Vicky and Dennis were first to make the sensible decision and turned back on the flat section before the final climb. With Alexander Gillies and Trevor Mann along new Glencoe road, then by spur to Am Bodach (3085ft) – Meall Dearg (3118ft) – Stob Coire Lèith (3080ft) – Sgòr nam Fiannaidh (3168ft). Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way. Suggestions on the UKClimbing forums include a sign in the bar of the Clachaig Inn, or at the Am Bodach car park. This is a steep scree slope … The descent from Am Bodach and the traverse of the Chancellor is short and sharp and care/steady nerves are certainly required - some people would argue that this represents the "worst" part of the ridge. Sgurr a' Mhaim lies on a subsidiary ridge to the north and was not included in the walk. Last hill of the day before the steep descent to Mamore Lodge and the road side. 8 hours. Clear all day - just the sound of some very vocal stags! Roblex: 13/10/2015: From Kinlochleven a round of Na Gruagaichean, NT, An Garbhanach, An Gearanach, Stob Coire a'Chairn, ST and Am Bodach. rhalstead Name: Am Bodach: Hill number: 180: Height: 941.9m / 3090ft: Parent (Ma): 178 Aonach Eagach - Sgorr nam Fiannaidh: Parent (SMC): 179 Aonach Eagach - Meall Dearg From Am Bodach westwards there is NO safe way down into Glen Coe for several kilometres (though there are points at which you can safely descend N instead). Glen Nevis from Stob Ban. Started at layby west of Allt-na-reigh, up Am Bodach, Meall Dearg, across the Aonach Eagach ridge, Stob Coire Lieth then Short nan Fiannaidh, descending alongside Allt nan t-Sidhein to the layby opposite the Clachaig junction. To add your own marker to the map, click on the appropriate symbol below the map, then click again at the location required on the map (using the crosshairs). Am Bodach had been set as the first target so we set off up the rising and steepening ridge to the main top. Summary:Famed as the narrowest ridge on the British mainland (though Liathach and An Teallach must run it close), the Aonach Eagach gives a thrilling and spectacular traverse for keen scramblers, linking the Munros of Meall Dearg and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh.Terrain:Hard, exposed scrambling along the ridge between Am Bodach and Stob Coire Leith - experience and a good head for heights is required.. Am Bodach. We decided against descending out to this rocky outcrop on this occasion. From the summit cairn continue down the increasingly exposed ridge before the ridge suddenly drops … Scotland. Truly Stunning and such an epic way to be out enjoying it. Departing the summit of Am Bodach, we descended the north east ridge on some rather rough and rocky ground to cross over the 816 bealach (i.e. Max height (m) 943. Guide books warn walkers not to attempt the descent from the 967m (3,173ft) Sgorr nam Fiannaidh via the gully, which rises directly above the Clachaig Inn. Logged-in registered users only...When you add a marker, a pop-up box should then appear on the map - fill in the elevation (if known) and a brief description of your marker, then click [save]. With Alexander Gillies and Trevor Mann along new Glencoe road, then by spur to Am Bodach (3085ft) – Meall Dearg (3118ft) – Stob Coire Lèith (3080ft) – Sgòr nam Fiannaidh (3168ft). day 3 of our trip to cairngorms and monadliath mountains. As a slip will here will send you bouncing for fifteen hundred feet. Note, some markers show photographer's position whilst others show photo subject location. The descent down its western flank is steep and forms the most difficult section of the whole traverse. Glen Coe Descent off View north from A buttress on the Aonach Eagach Ridge mountain photos Route: Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter) (II) Climbers: Martin Camera used: Sony DSC-RX100M3 Date taken: 5th January 2021 The hill has thin soil and grows a particularly mushy and sloppy moss so the descent is far from simple. (Please be considerate with your usage of the Full Screen/Bing Maps pages, as there are monthly limits), Show all mountains within map bounds There is a final steep descent onto a narrow ridge leading to the Munro top of Stob Coire Leith after which it’s an easy ridge walk to the second Munro of Sgorr nam Fiannaidh. Olly, Big John, Vicky and Dennis parked beside the Loch Quoich dam and attempted Gairich but all eventually turned back. The top of Am Bodach is rounded and not particularly interesting, apart from the views. We got a day pass out from my wife and headed for Glen Coe. To view previously saved markers which fall within the bounds of the map, click the show link (you may need to repeat this if you zoom or pan away from the current position on the map). From kinlochleven. Too wet and windy and foggy to manage more than one peak. With Sunny & Iain
Ring of Steall - An Gearanach, Stob Coire a' Chairn, Am Bodach, Sgurr a'Mhaim
Low cloud, no visibility. There was some snow on ridge but mainly soft and we roped only for descent from Am Bodach. ...with no ascent logs recorded by anyone, Resize map: portrait / landscape It blew the runners up the hill and then you could run down faster because it helped you stay up better. 12:00 As a slip will here will send you bouncing for fifteen hundred feet. This page has been served 38 times since 2005-01-15. Straight forward but steep and scree/bouldery ascent South from Stob Coire a Chairn. Vicky and Dennis were first to make the sensible decision and turned back on the flat section before the final climb. Rate this route (0) ROUTE METRICS. Hover over the map markers to see associated photo. The direct ascent of Am Bodach starts at sea level at Kinlochleven, although it is possible to drive to and park at Mamore Lodge saving 200 metres of ascent, the track goes north west for one kilometre along the old military road to Fort William built by General Caulfield, which now carries the West Highland Way. TERRAIN CALORIES CONFIGURE. Forecast days. Am Bodach (Highland) weather. This is not quite the most difficult or exposed part, but it doesn't get much worse. This means ascending back up the glen by the river and on the road, but this is preferable to a long and gruelling ascent of Sgurr a‘ Mhaim. (@paul_abz) on Instagram: “Looking from the Stob Coire a'Chairn descent over to the steep and skitey face of Am Bodach (The…” Am Bodach Walking route mapped by Baz Man 4 months ago Starts near Kinlochleven, GB SEARCH NEARBY. A fair descent from Am Bodach (1032m), and the next ascent brings us to our Bad Weather CP2, and the Munro summit of Stob Coire a’ Chairn (981m). 2 Owing to the time taken to drive to Kinlochleven, walk 10km and climb over 900 metres, it was after 2pm by Switch to Bing Maps view There's a steep climb on a good path up the southeast ridge of Am Bodach. If you're caught on the pinnacles at nightfall, keep going; don't try an early descent. ... Ben Nevis from An Gearanach. Find a forecast. and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Once safely down this descent, the ridge is narrow with a few short scrambly sections but fairly straightforward with a good path as it … We then start our adventure up the east end of the ridge towards Am Bodach. Descent. Completed on Day 1 of Mamores traverse from Mullach nan Coirean to Binnein Mor. Getting tired by this point. Good views all round, especially to south. Ring of Steall 7 hours 25 minutes. On top just after noon, 3hr 35 mins after leaving Lower Falls car park. The summit has a slightly flat top with a large cairn towards the southern end. I marvelled at how physical this feeling felt so took a photo to remind me of it. This picture in no way reflects the exposure … If you're in a group, be careful to give everyone enough space/time - don't hurry anyone here - … From Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, the most direct descent is to head south by southwest, down a steep zig-zag path leading by the side of Clachaig gully. Am Bodach photos, Highland. The difficulties are a combination of exposure, knife edge ridge with numerous unavoidable pinnacles, poorly angled, … Map Help, Almost all difficulties are between Meall Dearg and Stob Coire Leith, which is Aonach Eagach. After the devils ridge the rest of the higher paths consist of steep ascents and descents over rocky scree ridden terrain. Search for a place, autocomplete also includes a 'Use my location' option and your recent locations Search. Show/hide GPS File for mountains/markers shown, To contribute a summit or portrait photo for a hillplease contact the hillsummits website. From ... Descent from this last pinnacle requires a bit of thought. Maps covering route of walk: OS Landranger 41. Site best viewed with screen area of 1024 by 768 pixels. with Jeff. Up from CP by church in KLL then on LR track and along Allt Coire na Ba, then WNW across slope to Coire a'Bhodach and scramble up Am Bodach. Along ridge in cloud then down to Sgurr an Fhuarain. Steeply down to gate in deer fence, back along LR track. Adrian, Andrew, Jan, Jane, Rick, Torel. The original course record was interesting. Kinlochleven is still over an hour away down there. Descent. After a rest and taking in the breath-taking views we continue for approximately 500m down to the bealach and descend directly South down the steep scree slopes following the Allt an t Sidhein to Loch Achtriochtan. a descent from the col between Am Bodach and Sgurr an Iubhair leading to a path back to Kinlochleven. The path sets off losing height gradually to the north-west, but in less than 200 metres the fun starts with the descent of a 20 metre rock buttress. As regards the descent from a'Mhaim, there is a well defined path leading roughly NW from the summit that rejoins the Mhusgain path about 0.5km from the car park. I took a compromise route by starting from the Pap and descending from Am Bodach. There was some snow on ridge but mainly soft and we roped only for descent from Am Bodach. ACW round of sqor eilde beag, binnein mor, binnein mor south top, na gruagaichean, na gruagaichean nw top, an garbhanach, an gearanach, stob coire a chairn, stob coire a chairn south top, am bodach
from kinlochleven. Tough climb to the summit on the 3rd of the ring of steel 4. Weather closing in. Rubbish visibility and howling wind/snow - still, zero other people about which was nice. I had 1 gel and 1 bar left for the top of Am Bodach to get me home. the start and leaving the long descent to a lower point in the glen from the summit of Sgurr a‘ Mhaim until last. Continue reading → Happy I was going upwards on this slope rather than downwards.Clear view of Glencoe Mountains including the serrated Aonach Eagach ridge with impressive view down Loch Linnhe Loch Leven This 'path' is exceptionally steep and extremely loose in places, and has many small rock steps; it approaches close … Last hill of the day before the steep descent to Mamore Lodge and the road side. 8 hours. Clear all day - just the sound of some very vocal stags! 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