walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AGAIN!

Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AGAIN!


Postby davedanson28 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:47 pm

Munros included on this walk: Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh, Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)

Date walked: 30/06/2012

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 2100m

5 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Kyle blew me away here! On the Sat we got soaked up the Creise...he insisted on camping in Glen Etive on Sat night, after we found the dug (long story). Woke up Sun, said he wanted to climb more mountains...so we did Buachaille Etive Beag. The wee guy is 6 years old and climbed 4 Munros this weekend, some boy....think we might have bred a mountain goat! Ha, ha! :D
DSC01050.JPG
All Packed and ready for the weekend!
Started out at the ski centre in the sunshine, t-shirts on and sweating heading up under the chair lifts. experienced one of those quality moments here, 4 walkers (apparently) where in the chair lift overhead, heading up the hill, Kyle shouts up "oi...your lazy, you should be walking" I was cringing and laughing at the same time! :clap: The weather soon turned into a downpour followed by a gail, I suggested turning back but was met by a determined "NO DAD"!
DSC01055.JPG
A quick sugar fix! YUM YUM!
We spent the next wee while in the clouds / rain talking about how he had just climbed his 5th Munro (Meall a'Bhuiridh). I was so proud, not to sure he grasp his achievement.
DSC01061.JPG
Kyles 5th Munro in back ground!
All of a sudden the cloud lifted, we could see all around, beautiful! :clap: Then in came the clag!
DSC01067.JPG
I reckon I see a route down dad....!
His 6th Munro (Creise) and telling me how he could see a good route down off the hill which would be quicker than our ascent! Trying not to laugh, I had a look and then said OK, you’re leading us, so we descended the scree and was soon a good 200m below the ridge and heading out! Some boy! :shock:
DSC01068.JPG
Look what I found!
I was expecting a leg / body to be found next. Ha, ha! Soon we were back at the truck and suggested we should head home because it had been a tough day and our gear was soaking, met with the firm NO, for the second time of the day we headed for Glen Etive to set up camp for the night!
DSC01077.JPG
On route to campsite antics!
After a night with the rain and midges in the tent I was sure we would be heading home in the morning but when we woke up the rain had stopped and the sun was out, so the climb was defo on.
DSC01078.JPG
Day 2, the walk in!
DSC01080.JPG
In good spirits!
DSC01087.JPG
DSC01092.JPG
Come on dad, this is my number 7, keep up!
However you can see the weather closing in on our first summit (Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag) of the day, the wee guy was determined to make the summit in clear weather, from car park to summit was 1hr 36mins, impressive! :D I was fecked!!!! :shock:
DSC01093.JPG
Quick rest and feed on the summit!
We just made it and then weather caught up, full waterproofs on now. Even Marley looks a bit knackered! So we then headed for the final summit (Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag) of the trip!
DSC01100.JPG
Me and Ma Boy, on his 8th Munro summit!
I was a very proud dad at this point, what an epic day / weekend! Despite the mixed bag of weather. :D
DSC01105.JPG
On the way down!
DSC01111.JPG
Beutiful!
To some up, Glen Coe is a magic / magnificent place. It is made only better with the company, the weather only adds to the excitement of your adventures, I am sure both me and Kyle will climb these hills together again in fine weather! :D
User avatar
davedanson28
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 334
Munros:241   Corbetts:1
Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Location: Argyll

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby alfie » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:32 pm

well done the wee man! a like walking wi my boy also ,hes 17 now!canny beat a bit father/son time on the mountains eh!also glencoe is an awesome place to be!! :clap:
User avatar
alfie
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 173
Munros:102   Corbetts:2
Grahams:1   Donalds:5
Sub 2000:2   
Joined: Sep 4, 2011
Location: sauchie, by alloa

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby basscadet » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:14 pm

Oh well done to you both - looked like you had a ball :D

I'm awa walking with my dad this weekend.. that will be 30 odd years of walking together :o
User avatar
basscadet
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 2779
Munros:84   Corbetts:52
Grahams:18   Donalds:8
Sub 2000:33   Hewitts:13
Wainwrights:17   Islands:21
Joined: Dec 1, 2011
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:34 pm

Amazing! ..what a boy! :)
User avatar
SAVAGEALICE
 
Posts: 614
Munros:282   Corbetts:175
Grahams:56   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:45   Hewitts:23
Wainwrights:33   Islands:21
Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Location: Alness, Ross-shire

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby davedanson28 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:52 pm

Alfie that is so very true, I hope he is still as keen at 17! :D

Bass cadet, we sure did have a proper ball, despite the weather. I hope we are still walking together in 30 yrs, that's some feet, well done and hope you have a great weekend.

Savagealice, you somed him up well, he is some boy indeed! :wink:
User avatar
davedanson28
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 334
Munros:241   Corbetts:1
Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Location: Argyll

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby weescotsman » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:11 am

Fantastic achievment again Dave, you have definitely unleashed a mountain goat monster here..... :clap: :clap:

Soon be into double figures. Love the cheeky " oi...your lazy, you should be walking " comment ... :lol: :lol:

4 munros in a weekend is good going in anyones book, we were meant to be doing the Mamores with a wild camp last weekend but decided against it, so kudos again for you guys braving the elements and the midgies.

Dare say I'll see you around on another mountain soon..........
weescotsman
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 141
Munros:115   Corbetts:7
Grahams:1   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:8   
Joined: Nov 19, 2009
Location: Bo'ness

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby davedanson28 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:45 am

Weescotsman....thanks for the comments! I am sure we will indeed meet again soon on a mountain. :)

Hopefully the better weather is returning soon so you will be able to get those ones in! We need to do them as well, so maybe see you up there!
User avatar
davedanson28
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 334
Munros:241   Corbetts:1
Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Location: Argyll

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby monty » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:19 am

Thats awesome Dave. So impressed with the wee man. :D
monty
 

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby Chrisabelle » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:45 am

Brilliant! I too started walking with my dad, Too many years ago now.He's no longer with us but I feel his spirit with me in the hills. Keep up the good work, being a good dad isn't easy. :clap: :clap: :clap:
User avatar
Chrisabelle
Rambler
 
Posts: 186
Munros:1   Corbetts:1
Grahams:1   Donalds:2
Sub 2000:2   
Joined: Sep 26, 2011

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby davedanson28 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:23 pm

Monty, thanks for the kind words. :D
User avatar
davedanson28
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 334
Munros:241   Corbetts:1
Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Location: Argyll

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby davedanson28 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:25 pm

Hey chrisabelle, your right it is very tough trying to be a good dad. :shock: we can only try! :D :D
User avatar
davedanson28
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 334
Munros:241   Corbetts:1
Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Location: Argyll

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby Alan S » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:36 pm

Great stuff :D well done to the wee man 8)
User avatar
Alan S
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 1460
Munros:207   Corbetts:4
Grahams:3   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:4   
Islands:12
Joined: Nov 10, 2008
Location: Stirlingshire

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby Fudgie » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:44 pm

The wee man seems to have some amount of energy and well done to both of you for getting round those 4 :thumbup:
User avatar
Fudgie
Hill Bagger
 
Posts: 994
Munros:96   Corbetts:20
Grahams:3   Donalds:7
Joined: Aug 30, 2010
Location: Port Glasgow

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby davedanson28 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:14 pm

alan s wrote:Great stuff :D well done to the wee man 8)

Cheers Alan, he done well. :)
User avatar
davedanson28
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 334
Munros:241   Corbetts:1
Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Location: Argyll

Re: Wet....but worth it! The Wee man (6yr) blew me away...AG

Postby davedanson28 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:16 pm

Fudgie wrote:The wee man seems to have some amount of energy and well done to both of you for getting round those 4 :thumbup:

His energy levels are certainly high, keeps me going! Lol. :shock:
User avatar
davedanson28
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 334
Munros:241   Corbetts:1
Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Location: Argyll

5 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is now advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 53 guests