First Winter Munro for the kids

Route: Meall Buidhe

Munros: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)

Date walked: 23/02/2013

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 8km

Ascent: 500m

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

It was spectacularly beautiful.
Loch an Diamh was frozen right across
frozen loch.jpg

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:
illicit scramble.jpg

and a bit of food
hot chocolate.jpg

We enjoyed seeing the incredible ice feathers
Ice feather

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

Josh says 'I really wanted to get there first'
beat you.jpg
Josh settles into the cairn

summit bagged.jpg
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

An amazing end to Mark and Daniel's odyssey and just the beginning of one for some others

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