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My First Munro

My First Munro

Postby jackmw » Sat May 14, 2011 6:25 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 02/08/2010

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 990m

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My First Munro was not intend, my Granda and I went for a day out by Loch lomond. We arrived at Rowardennan and Granda asked if I fancied a wee walk up the "hill". We set off in fine warm weather and steadily climbed up the path crossing the Trolls Bridge which had worried my Mam and her Sister years before when Granda had taken them up the same path when they were both 6 years old. Before long Granda told me we were more than half way up the hill and asked if I wanted to go to the top of this Mountain or go back down. A MOUNTAIN - at 5.5 years old I had never been up a Mountain before. I had a chat with Granda, I felt fine and it was a nice day, we were nearer to the top than the bottom so I said we could walk the rest of the way to the top of Ben Lomond. Although I was wearing "Crocks" my feet were fine and I did not feel tired. We moved on and after a few stops (for Granda) and a lunch of sandwiches, mars bar and coke we reached the top. On the way up it was nice and warm but on the top it was cold but my fleece was nice and warm.

Im glad I walked to the top of Ben Lomond, as a reward for what Granda said was an enthusiastic day out, I was given a great pair of Walking Boots, a great Rucksack and a great Knickerbocker Glory at Dinos in Helensburgh.
We are now thinking of Sponsored Walk up Ben Nevis
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Re: My First Munro

Postby rockhopper » Sat May 14, 2011 6:35 pm

Congratulations jack on your first munro - well done :clap: :clap:

though must admit I've never climbed a hill in crocs....glad to see you've now got a pair of boots :thumbup:

Look forward to hearing how you get on now that you're started hill walking :D
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Re: My First Munro

Postby jools » Sat May 14, 2011 7:56 pm

well done Jack on climbing your 1st Monro :D

that knickerbocker glory looks like your second mountain in 1 day :lol: :lol:
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Re: My First Munro

Postby blanchie » Sun May 15, 2011 9:43 am

Thats a Cracker, Jack!! Well done.
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Re: My First Munro

Postby Ian Johnston » Sun May 15, 2011 9:52 am

Fantastic Jack - well done!

Now you need to take Granda up some more hills to try out the new boots and rucksack :D

Make sure you get a mountain-sized ice cream for every one you do; it takes lots of energy to climb hills so you need to feed up! :D

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Re: My First Munro

Postby Del246 » Sun May 15, 2011 8:13 pm

Well done. Great effort.
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Re: My First Munro

Postby Biffo69 » Mon May 30, 2011 9:21 pm

What a great day out Jack! Hope you and Granda do loads more mountains now that you have the 'professional' gear. Good luck with Ben Nevis, it's a toughie but always easier when you're doing it for charity :D And keep conquering those knickerbockerglories too!
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