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Claires 1st Munro
by Johnny Corbett » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:12 pm
Route description: Moruisg and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean
Munros included on this walk: Moruisg
Corbetts included on this walk: Sgurr nan Ceannaichean
Date walked: 03/07/2011
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So it was a nice warm day and we decided to go for a walk, only thing was i was the only one that knew we would be going up a Munro and hopefully onto a Corbett, didn't want to tell Claire it was a Munro for fear she wouldn't do it and i also wanted to keep the suprise from her mum as well.
We set off from the layby in Loch Carron just past Loch Sgamhain, crossed the river via the bridge and followed the path which was quite boggy at times and faint. We left the path to climb the north west slopes off Moruisg which were steep, especially for a nine year old but Claire plodded on with a little bit of whinging in her mums ear and eventually made it up. She did ask on a few occasions if it was a Munro we were going up but i just said it was a Corbett .
Once up we firstly went to the large, where we saw another cairn further up that looked higher so we walked over to that and took Claires photo, thats when i congratulated her on her first Munro. The answer i got was " i knew this was a munro" but secretly i knew she was delighted as was her mum.
My next job was how i was going to get Claire to do the Corbett as well, so i said it was a bit steep to go back the way we came and pointed to the ridge leading to the Corbett, saying how level it was and wouldn't that be a better way to go, Kim agreed and so did Claire so off we went. After her exersions off climbing the steep slopes it was good to get on level ground and we reached the point where we would descend down Creag a' Chait in no time. It was here that i said a little half hour detour would take us to a Corbett as well, Claire agreed to go for it but it cost me a tenner Well it was the best tenner ive ever spent and soon we were sitting on the old Munro Sgurr nan Ceannaichean which is now a corbett. We took some photos then made our way back, taking the route down Creag a' Chait which was steep in parts and quite rocky and again the wee one did good. Once on the path that led us back to the car Claire was away like a shot, i'm thinking to myself " i thought she was knackered" as i tried to keep up. When we reached the river Claire wanted to try and cross it rather than walk the short distance to the bridge, so over we went over some stepping stones till the last bit where we had to leap over,with Claire getting a little wet which was the perfect end for her after her first Munro.
by pollyh33 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:01 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:17 pm
by rockhopper » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:32 pm
by Stretch » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:51 am
by ndhudson » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:53 am
Well done to Johnny for persuading you to go up there, even if it cost him!!
Good luck for your next one
by Johnny Corbett » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:30 pm
It's Inverness in a few weeks Stretch and Claires promised to do 2 days on the hills, though she hasn't told how much it's going to cost me yet It was money well spent ndhudson but a tenner for every walk, i could go into liquidation
Thanks Morag as i've said it's Inverness next and she likes the idea of Little Wyvis, must be coz it sounds small
by soulminer » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:56 pm
A fine pair of hills with some awesome views in every direction.
It never fails to be a thorn in my side though, we had done both for the munro round and three weeks later SnC gets a demotion still claim 284
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by mountain thyme » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:37 pm
by andrewdoggett » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:09 pm
JC - Did you notice the increase in pack weight carrying for the young lady
by craighall » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:47 am
by Johnny Corbett » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:49 am
MT, it was how quickly she recovered from that photo to the "smiling" one that amazed me
by alfredo143 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:44 am