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First Winter Munro for the kids

First Winter Munro for the kids


Postby JoshieBoy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:47 pm

Route description: Meall Buidhe

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)

Date walked: 23/02/2013

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 500m

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For Mark and Daniel Smith's last munro a group of friends, family and Scottish Hillwalking Meetup Group folk gathered in Glen Lyon. The fog cleared through Killin, and a few Kwells tablets and a couple of stops on the mad drive from Glasgow, and we were ready
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It was spectacularly beautiful.
Loch an Diamh was frozen right across
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Josh soon headed to the front out of the way of pesky parents, and as expected Daniel soon caught us all up having already bagged Stuchd an Lochan.
At the half way stop, a good chance for an illicit clamber up the rocks :crazy:
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and a bit of food
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We enjoyed seeing the incredible ice feathers
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Ice feather

Then up the easy slopes
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Josh leading the way
and to the plateau where the target was in sight
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mind the cornice

Josh says 'I really wanted to get there first'
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Josh settles into the cairn

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Josh and sister Lucy

Achievement awards all round, including Finlay who was just 4 years old, all the amazing Smith supporters including Daniel's gran and mum, for some folk their first ever munro
The views were stunning
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An amazing end to Mark and Daniel's odyssey and just the beginning of one for some others
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Re: First Winter Munro for the kids

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:34 am

That looks a lovely yet cold day for a final munro!, all looked well kitted up to bombat the cold, and all looked to be enjoying themselves, well done all, may this be the start of many munros and other hills. :clap: :D
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Re: First Winter Munro for the kids

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:20 pm

Great stuff and good effort everyone. Some young looking Munro baggers there that could take young Daniels title off him :D
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