Heart-stopping moment Snoop the terrier tackles one of the UK’s deadliest mountain ridges


HEART-stopping footage shows a fearless terrier happily scrambling along one of the UK’s most dangerous mountain ridges.

Snoop and owner Jamie Jack are seen navigating the terrifying ridge in Glencoe which is just a few feet wide with drops of several hundred feet on either side.

But Snoop, 10, shows no signs of fear as he tackles the notorious Aonach Eagach ridge, harnessed to Jamie, 33.

Snoop, a Jack Russell and Patterdale cross, is reckoned to be 53 in human years but takes on the 3,127ft-high ridge with the eagerness of a puppy.

Footage, filmed from Jamie’s headcam, shows the pooch leading the way up and down the broken terrain.

On a few occasions, Jamie, from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, reaches out to give his companion a helping hand up some of the bigger obstacles.

Snoop and Jamie have together conquered more than 70 Munros, Scottish mountains above 3,000 ft.

Liz Hyslop wrote under Jamie’s post: Wow we met you on the ridge and were wondering how your wee dog managed to scramble on some of the tricky bits – no probs by the looks of it. Well done. what a day it was.”

Amy-leigh Scott added: “Sweating watching that. That’s bloody amazing. Well done.”

Mandy Morrison said: “This is nuts, no ropes nothing, dangerous. That takes balls. Well done.”

Lee Ma wrote: “That had me on edge no pun intended, your dog was worrying me so much. What a trooper he or she is.”

Dog on mountain
Snoop and owner Jamie are keen mountain climbers

Speaking today, Jamie said: “To be honest this was a pretty easy climb with Snoop. This is his third time doing it and he’s done in winter also.

“I only had him harnessed up for about 10 minutes on the more exposed bits of the climb. The rest he smashed out himself. Heard a good few gasps from people that didn’t expect to see a dog climbing up there.”

He added: “He’s ten years old and we’ve been climbing for years. I think that’s what keeps him young.”

Aonach Eagach claims a regular tragic toll in climbers who are killed or injured tackling its knife-like ridge.

Last September a mountain rescue team was called out to rescue two climbers who became stuck three-quarters of the way up.

It was the third call Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team had received in two days with a man dying earlier after plunging more than 320 feet to his death in the same area.

The men were found by the rescuers and walked off the hill.