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Bella's first munro 24 August '14

Bella's first munro 24 August '14


Postby stuartgeard » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:31 pm

Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 24/08/2014

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 936m

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This was to be Isabella's first munro! So, with the excitement of setting up camp over, we moved across to the local pub for dinner and to draw our maps for the next day's outing! :roll:

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A beautiful day dawned - as good a day as you would ever get in sunny Scotland - and the road up the Esk River valley is quite stunning.

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We did the first stretch of the walk into the valley by bike - a bit tricky in places with all the rocks, but a great challenge for a wee six year old

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Scotland at its absolute best - the heather ablaze and grouse aplenty

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Drinking what we've come to call 'hardcore water' over the years

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The obligatory stop at Queen Victoria's Well, near where we left Bella's bike and set our targets for how far we could climb without being carried ... ...

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Another beautiful picture down the little Ladder Burn

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Half way up and time for a rest for us both (carrying 20kgs up a hill is not that easy!)

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Getting closer, colder and windier

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Energy and enhusiasm for the climb now gone ... ... until we hit the steps

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A big achievement for my big girl ... ... and a Twix. :clap: :wink:

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A small tick in the box for me, but a big one for my walking buddy xx

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Looking west to Lochnagar and the real mountains

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East down the way we came (and the sea off Aberdeen and Angus)

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And north to land never seen by us before ... ...

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Heading home, back to the campsite, a return match of monopoly and many more rounds of Uno. Well done, big girl, you're a champ xxx :D

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Re: Bella's first munro 24 August '14

Postby rockhopper » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:50 pm

well done Bella :clap: :clap: looks like you had a very enjoyable day....hope you also won at monopoly :thumbup: - cheers :)
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Re: Bella's first munro 24 August '14

Postby jonny616 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:51 pm

We'll done Bella. Such a lovely day too! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Bella's first munro 24 August '14

Postby kazuhart » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:42 pm

Well done on Bellas 1st munro :clap: it looks like you had a fab day. I walked up Mount Keen on the 26th its a good walk.
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