Munros: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell
Date walked: 22/10/2011
Munros: Driesh, Mayar
Date walked: 29/07/2011
Route: Mount Keen from Glen Esk
Munros: Mount Keen
Date walked: 30/04/2011
Time taken: 5.5 hours
I'd decided to get my 6 year old son into the outdoors, too much Nintendo DS and not enough fresh air!
He'd had a sleepover at his grans the previous night and I picked him up at the back of 10 and arrived at Glen Mark after 11. The weather was fine, warm but not hot although there was a breeze gusting occasionally down the glen.
Looking behind us over the Water of Mark.
Son takes off down the path, though was swiftly brought to heel for the rest of the journey after taking a tumble over a wee stone. Grazed knees, hands and ego and holding his dads hand for the remainder of the walk but besides that he was fine!
Up Glen Mark from the perspective of a 4 foot tall boy.
The peak comes into view.
At this point there was a little grumbling coming from the wee man, especially at the top was always "just round the next bend", which worked for a while at first but he twigged eventually that I was just trying to gee him on. A few breaks were had on the way up but we made fair time reaching the summit in 3 hours.
Views over to the 'Gorms.
Short stuff bags his first munro. Hopefully the first of many! It was windy at the top hence the holding on for dear life!
We got back down to the car in just under 2 and a half hours, so around 5 and a half for total journey time which I think was great going considering. He fell asleep in the car within 10 minutes.
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Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar
Date walked: 22/04/2011
Date walked: 23/01/2011