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"Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weather!

"Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weather!


Postby davedanson28 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:47 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 01/09/2012

Time taken: 4.45 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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Given the forecast for the weekend, I thought we would be getting a rest........but oh no, Kyle and his sister, Megan wanted to climb a mountain! :crazy: So we decided to go for Lomond as it is a solitary Munro! I told them the weather was going to be awful, but it did not deter them! In fact Kyle said it would make it a “real adventure”! :shock: So Saturday morning arrived and they were still up for it, Kyle played his game of football first and then we drove to Lomond, we left the car at ten past two and was back at the car by five to seven.
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Sunny start, smiles all round!
Some speed for wee legs! Mine are still aching today as I am writing this! We had parked at the visitor car park which was very busy; luckily someone gave me a ticket so we got free parking, GREAT! :D Once on the hill we soon gained height and passed a lot of people coming down (some very strange people, very under prepared people as well)!
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Storm clouds brewing!
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The last glimpse of sunshine!
We met a hill runner heading up, Kyle tried to keep up with him for a while, this boy is mad, I am sure he is part mountain goat! :lol: We could see the weather rolling in and before too long it had gone from T-shirts to full waterproofs, woolly hats and gloves!
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Brother and sister arguments about our location!LOL. Kept me amused!
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On with the warm & waterproof gear!
The good news is that the more gear the kid’s wear, the lighter dad’s rucksack gets! :D By the time we were approaching the summit, we had the mountain to ourselves (funny that), a lot of people behind us had turned back! Not us, my “hard-core” kids pushed on through gales, rain, hail and zero visibility! I and Marley (the dug) would have quite happily turned back!
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Megan's 2nd Munro, Kyle's 18th Munro!
Reaching the summit, we were soaked and Megan had cold hands (a quick change of gloves and she was sorted)!
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Family summit photo!
Some quick photos and then down we went! Arriving back at the car, we got changed and headed for McD’s, all in all another epic adventure in the hills! Very proud of them both, especially Megan for pushing on through the grim weather! :D It’s all good experience, until the next time, enjoy! 8)
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby SMRussell » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:41 pm

Well done for continuing on in grim conditions. I'd agree with the wee man - crazy weather can make for more of an adventure.

Oh, and I noticed the one direction t-shirt :shock: its okay, she'll soon grow out of the music and the t-shirt!
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby basscadet » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:13 pm

If the weather was anything like the weather I got this weekend, I would of been scared one of the kids would get blown away.. I was scared I would get blown away :lol:
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby Stuart Angus » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:34 pm

The wee man is the top man yet again..........and sister top girl :clap: billiant 8)
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby davedanson28 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:23 pm

SMRussell wrote:Well done for continuing on in grim conditions. I'd agree with the wee man - crazy weather can make for more of an adventure.

Oh, and I noticed the one direction t-shirt :shock: its okay, she'll soon grow out of the music and the t-shirt!

Thanks for the comments! Crazy wee man, oh yes he is! :lol:
Boy bands are cool.....apparently! :lol:
Cheers again!
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby davedanson28 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:24 pm

basscadet wrote:If the weather was anything like the weather I got this weekend, I would of been scared one of the kids would get blown away.. I was scared I would get blown away :lol:

Ha, ha! I had them fill all of their pockets with rocks! :lol: thanks for the comments!
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby davedanson28 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:25 pm

Stuart Angus wrote:The wee man is the top man yet again..........and sister top girl :clap: billiant 8)

Thanks Stuart! :D some kids these! Who knows what is in store for me next! :shock:
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby mrssanta » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:55 pm

I want a t-shirt like the wee man's!! :lol:
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby davedanson28 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:06 pm

mrssanta wrote:I want a t-shirt like the wee man's!! :lol:

Ha ha! It's a good one, ain't it! Have you noticed he has always got the same T-shirt on? He says it is his lucky Munro bagging T-shirt! :lol: :lol:
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby weescotsman » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:48 pm

Didn't get out myself as I was still suffering post-Lochnagar syndrome but well done you guys once again....

Liking your theory - The good news is that the more gear the kid’s wear, the lighter dad’s rucksack gets! :lol: :lol:

Dare say you are hoping for more wet and wild walks then.........

18 munros.... took me over a year to get to that total myself. Well impressed. He's got till he makes 10 to take the record for the youngest to complete the round, currently held by a wee laddie from Yorkshire but at the current rate I can see him doing this easy.....

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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby davedanson28 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:06 am

weescotsman wrote:Didn't get out myself as I was still suffering post-Lochnagar syndrome but well done you guys once again....

Liking your theory - The good news is that the more gear the kid’s wear, the lighter dad’s rucksack gets! :lol: :lol:

Dare say you are hoping for more wet and wild walks then.........

18 munros.... took me over a year to get to that total myself. Well impressed. He's got till he makes 10 to take the record for the youngest to complete the round, currently held by a wee laddie from Yorkshire but at the current rate I can see him doing this easy.....

Brian

Hey, thaks Brian! Welldone on Lochnagar, was it a tough one? :)
The lighter rucksack makes a huge difference, especially in the warmer weather! :wink:
The record........don't tell Kyle about it, not sure if I could keep up! :shock:
Thanks again! Dave :D
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby pdmclardy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:05 pm

Wee Guy is a legend !! His sister seems like a battler too well done to both .....and yourself :clap:
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby davedanson28 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:50 pm

Cheers Pete, thanks for the comments! They are both prity hardy! :crazy:
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby dogplodder » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:28 pm

What great kids you've got! :clap:
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Re: "Wee Guy" Bags Ben Lomond with sister in horrible weathe

Postby davedanson28 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks dogplodder! They are very determined! :D
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