Decided as it was a nice day to take our 4 year old daughter to bag her first munro.
Left the car park in great conditions 19c, blue skies and little wind (enough to keep the midge away)
Waterproofs (As it's Scotland) food and water packed,we headed off.
This time of year there loads of blueberries along the path so this was an added bonus to the walk.
Got to the steps in good time and headed up up up, had a spot of lunch just before the first cairn on some of the steps as the wind was now about 30mph(found a sheltered spot)
First cairn and Quinn (daughter) was still going strong and temperature was still 14,so we headed across the top section(last 1.25 miles).
within 200 meters we were in the clouds, time to get some clothes on, temperature was now down in single figures,so we followed the path with a strong cross wind across the top.when we got within 400meters of the summit everything went eerie, the wind just stopped,visibility was 30meters and everything was quiet...
We carried on to the summit where after approximately 10 minutes the skies started to clear, yes,we got to see the spectacular views before heading back down.
By the time we got back to first cairn the wind had increased and was now about 50 mph so I had to hold Quinns hand on the way down as the wind was coming from behind us on the steps.
She was still in good spirits and enjoying the adventure, blue fingered and lipped (from the blueberries) we made it down with only a small shower just before the start of the trees (midge loved this!!!).
Great day on a nice walk (5:45 hours)and today (the next day) Quinn is still running around!!!
Kids can do the most amazing things.
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