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Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagach

Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagach


Postby meganjarrett » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:33 pm

Route description: Aonach Eagach

Munros included on this walk: Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)

Date walked: 04/06/2012

Time taken: 7.25 hours

Distance: 12.4 km

Ascent: 1321m

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We all woke up at 05:30. While we waited for Scraggles to arrive. We had are breakfast and got dressed. Finally Scraggles arrived all ready for the astonishing Aonach Eagach. When Scraggles arrived the boys started to pack the cars ready for the frightening Aonach Eagach. We were in the car for 1 hour. Finally after an hours drive we reached our scary destination.

Me and Sam were very excited and hyper. We were ready to get going - running up and down the hillside also mum was taking pictures of me and sam while dad and Scraggles went to the toilet (a number of times!) At 07:45 we start our climb. When we started our walk some other people started to climb and Scraggles said "if they over take us you have to pull your pants down!" we didn't want to pull our pants down so we kept walking as fast as we could but it was hot and our legs were hurting. When we reached the top of the first mountain and the views were awesome and beautiful and we were shouting to dad and Scraggles" your mad but be careful because we do not wont you getting hurt !"

We finally made it to the scary and frightening scramble stuff. When we were on the scramble stuff dad said "split the kids up and go in a line !" so me and sam were split up and it went dad first then sam then Scraggles then me then mum. When we were at the ,scary and tricky, chimney dad put Sam on his shoulders and I said " can I have a go " but mum and dad said "your to heavy so no." When dad let him down Scraggles said to me "go on up so I can take family picture" and I said "what about you your still part of the family because your uncle Scraggles.

After all the scary stuff it was just a simple stroll across the ridge and on the way down we all fell over a few times. After we came down we had to do another 3km along the road to the pub with cool park. Me and Scraggles finished before mum, dad and sam so me and Scraggles got all of the drinks :Mum wanted half a beer and a half a coke, Sam also wanted coke, dad wanted a beer, Scraggles also wanted a beer and i wanted a nice warm hot-chocolate. In the car me, Scraggles and sam were having a little party on the way home before the real party with Monty, Sam, mum, dad, me, Amanda, Scraggles, and the two dogs Rocko and Brua. Before the crazy stuff began me and Amanda took the dogs out for a walk at the park. I held Brua's lead and Amanda held Rocko's lead. At the park we had fun on the round about.

Then we had a party with Monty.

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Monster Samba


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Two Monsters...


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Easy Scrambling...


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Scraggles on the Chancellor


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Fanny Flap (Mum) above the Chancellor


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Samba cutting some shapes...


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The Family (minus Scraggles and Monty)


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Uncle Scraggles and Monster Megan


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Scraggles Headstand and Monster Megan the Crab...


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Mum and Uncle Scraggles working some moves...


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Working the Chimney...


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Samba gets airborne with Dad on the Chimney


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Monster Megan with Bidean nam Bian as the backdrop


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The Monsters cut a pose...


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Dad...


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Yet(i) more easy Scrambling...


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Balancing on the Aonach Eagach...


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More Scrambling...


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Aonach Eagach: Job Done...


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The Stats...


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Partying with Monster Monty...
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby craigee » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:03 pm

Wow ! What a weekend and an even bigger WOW - what a walk report.

I've yet to post my first report, so you've beaten me to it Monster partner... I know your Dad is my walking partner, but really, you're a much better walker than him! He's slow and lazy..!

That really was a Monster Ridge walk and you managed it so easily. We Monstered it over some monster rocks and then we managed to munch our way through some chocolate bars! I have some great photos's to post as well, but I'm so tired now I have to go to bed. I will post these for you tomorrow though.....

Night Night Monster Megan..... (and Sam)

Until our next adventure. Love You. Uncle Scraggles...xx
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby Ranger » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:08 am

7 and 9 years olds do the Aonach Eagach - wow! Contact Guinness to consult the record books!

Well done to the kids :clap:

Where to go to beat that... the in pin? tower ridge? :crazy: :)
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby victoriajarrett » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:27 am

Ranger wrote:7 and 9 years olds do the Aonach Eagach - wow! Contact Guinness to consult the record books!

Well done to the kids :clap:

Where to go to beat that... the in pin? tower ridge? :crazy: :)



Look out in October - the monsters are all booked in with guides to conquer the in pin!
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby The Summiteer » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:42 am

Exceptional - well done to all of you! :clap:
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby Duncandsooz » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:05 am

Great photos, hats off to all concerned. I was a good bit older than you when I got a shot at that trip :clap:
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:33 pm

What a lovely report, i think you should win the next trip report of the month with that :thumbup: I did the Aonach Eagach recently and i was scared as well but in the end it was quite easy wasn't it :wink:
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:13 pm

Fantastic ..what an achievment ..bet you guys cant stop smiling! :D :D ..well done to you :)
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby 2dalmatians » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:53 pm

What a great report, and you all look like youre having so much fun too! I havent climbed the ridge yet and am pretty scared about it but I will give it a go now I have seen your pictures! Thanks!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby BobMcBob » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:01 pm

Great report and great pictures too. You look like you all had a lot of fun, and that's what it's all about. Well done on conquering the fantastic and scary Aonach Eagach!
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby davedanson28 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:53 pm

Hey, great report, good pictures too! The wee ones did excellent on that walk / climb.

I bet they are buzzin for days to come. :D
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby skuk007 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:44 pm

That's a great report Megan, is it the first one you've written? Looks like you all had a great day out.
Well done to you all for doing that scary ridge :clap: :clap:

I've yet to do this one but when I do I might be looking for a brave guide who has done it before :think: :think:
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby monty » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:02 pm

What an absolutely Megan-tastic report. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Megan and Samba, you are most fearless and super youngsters I have ever known. :D :D :D :D :D

What an awesome set of photographs with you guys cutting some great shapes and climbing and descending some great scrambles. :D :D :D :D :D :D

You probably don't realise that this ridge is well renowned as a scary and difficult walk yet you both breezed it. Absolutely awesome. :clap: :clap: :clap: :D :D :D :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby mountainstar » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:53 am

Hello Megan (and Sam) You did super duper brilliantly :clap:
It's really nice to see pictures of you again, the last time I saw you both, you were in the Kintail Lodge Hotel, you were both my very favourite children there :D .....even though there was not any others :lol: Except for one big problem :( .....I'm still waiting for my meal and drink that I ordered off you! :wink:
That looked a swell day, pity it went "down hill" after with.....
Then we had a party with Monty.
:lol:
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Re: Monsters (Age 7 & 9) cut some shapes on the Aonach Eagac

Postby SusieThePensioner » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:45 pm

Well done the Monsters!! :D
A great report and some fantastic photos :clap:
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