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Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)

Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)


Postby chompish » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:02 am

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 30/06/2013

Time taken: 6 hours

Ascent: 966m

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This was mine and my daughters second attempt at Schiehallion, the first time we were rained off and this time the weather held out long enough.
Unfortunately we didn't make it to the summit (the boulder fields were hurting her feet) but still made it to an impressive 960 ish meters. It took us a total of 6 hours up and down.

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This is the highest we managed (she's looking for dragons)
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Re: Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)

Postby tummelv » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:25 pm

Did she find any? :D
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Re: Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)

Postby Ibex » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:35 pm

What a little adventurer.
Love the fact that she is looking for dragons.

960m is not bad at all. I was struggling up this hill in 100m increments with AJ, due to a knee injury.
Was a bit of a strugge to keep going, but once over 900m I was commited.

Thats not an insignificant walk for such a tiny thing, bless her. I bet it won't be long before her dad gets her to her first Munro summit. :D
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Re: Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)

Postby dogplodder » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:45 pm

Well done her and you! :clap:

I agree about boulder fields - not nice on the feet and ankles. :?
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Re: Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)

Postby craighall » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:18 pm

Congratulations.

My view of the boulder fields was probably too rude for your daughter, and indeed you !


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Re: Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)

Postby chompish » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:49 pm

tummelv wrote:Did she find any? :D

She's determined there was a red one in the woods, but i have my suspicions. :lol:

Ibex wrote:What a little adventurer.
Love the fact that she is looking for dragons.

960m is not bad at all. I was struggling up this hill in 100m increments with AJ, due to a knee injury.
Was a bit of a strugge to keep going, but once over 900m I was commited.

Thats not an insignificant walk for such a tiny thing, bless her. I bet it won't be long before her dad gets her to her first Munro summit. :D

It's the only thing that seemed to keep her focused on getting to the top. I may have told her that the dragons live on top of the mountains :roll:
I think we'll be leaving Schiehallion until she is a bit older, but are going to attempt Carn Gorm in a few weeks.

I've never been so proud :D
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Re: Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)

Postby luka-1982 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:17 pm

your's walk report is inspiration of to us :D 'm going with my daughter (aged 4,5)this weekend.:) Hope we get the summit and we see some dragons... :D
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Re: Schiehallion with my daughter (aged 3)

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:33 am

Well done that wee lass! I believe there are dragons occasionally seen on the Isle of Raasay, from the much-easier-to-climb summit of Dun Caan. There are sea~serpents too....

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/duncaan.shtml
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