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1st Munro

1st Munro

Postby ad10314 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:44 am

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stùc a' Chròin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stùc a' Chròin

Date walked: 07/08/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 985m

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On 7th August, 2010, my 8 year old son Sean and I walked our first Munro together. We have walked up numerous smaller hills in recent years however, this is our first 'big one'. We picked a beautiful sunny warm day for this walk and met dozens of very friendly fellow walkers en route. We parked near to Ardvorlich house on Loch Earn and spent 5 hrs walking incl 1 hour lunch at the the summit. What a buzz for both of us. We hope to continue with at least another 2 Munros this year.

A big thank you to the nice lady walker who gave my son some sun cream for his face, :D,
Great fun
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby skuk007 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:52 pm

Hiya, it looked a cracking day for a walk. Well done to the wee man, hope you both get to do loads more summits together.

Did the wee man do the tricky Stuc a'Chroin scramble? If so, there's no excuse for us old 'uns then. :think:
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby The Summiteer » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:47 pm

Well Done Sean & his Dad!

I hope you both have many more enjoyable, safe trips throughout the year. :D

All the best...........Summiteer
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby ketzster » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:41 pm

Fantastic for the two of you! I must have gone up there with my parents when I was Sean's age and tripped on the scramble up Stuc a'Chroin (I will never forget) and was horrified all the way down. Brings back some memories. Sure you will have many more amazing days in the future!
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby stomper » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:42 pm

Congratulations now you need to buy the book and start tiking can't remember my 1st munro and the feeling i had once i had done it but it was probably ben lommand.
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby lomondwalkers » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:41 pm

Well done to Sean and you, brilliant effort :)
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby Merry-walker » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:45 pm

:D :thumbup:

Well done both of you :)
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby ChrisW » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:05 pm

Congrats to both of you, what a great shot of you and your lad - I'm sure he will remember that for many, many years.... then he'll make his first born walk up there :shock: and before you know it a family tradition is born :lol:
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby rockhopper » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:58 pm

Well done to both of you :clap: :clap: Sean certainly looks like he took it in his stride - wish I could look as relaxed as he does after climbing a hill :thumbup:
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Re: 1st Munro

Postby flipside » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:23 pm

well done to you both, looks like you had a cracking time of it :D , loads of mountains ahead with bothies galore

great to see young ones on the hills
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