Sun,strong wind,rock & snow: Carn Eige adventure with my son

Route: Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail

Munros: Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail

Date walked: 13/04/2019

Time taken: 11.25 hours

Distance: 26.2km

Ascent: 1230m

The Route:

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The Movie:

What a week ! :D My 21 years old son Patrik visited us from Czech Republic and because even my 6 years old daughter Cheyenne had a school holiday I sorted my days off as well 8)
The first three days we enjoyed camping with Caravan in Kendal - Lake District, where we climbed Blencathra - the fine mountain near Keswick and it was great time there as even the 6 years old Cheyenne conquered the mountain by the famous and challenging Sharp Edge - descending way keeping her face still smiling :clap:

Report from Lake District - Blencathra - Sharp Edge here:

Video movie incl. Sharp Edge scrambling with Cheyenne here:

We all came back home on friday afternoon and me & Patrik started prepare some plans - options for saturday - one day trip as he needed fly back home on sunday. He is mostly climbing Ben Nevis with me when he is here ( he did 5x, I have climbed the Ben 21x meantime ), last year we enjoyed climbing/scrambling the Cuillins in Isle of Skye...and even now he wanted to try something different, something longer and more adventurous. The forecast looked great by visibility for most of Scotland, but very strong wind on the top...Well, he wanted an Adventure, preferably with some remaining snow so we decided for Glen Affric ( again ) and some Munros there. Because of the long distance from home ( 4 hours of driving one way ) we needed to start very early - in night...after short sleep @ 1 hour we woke up at 00:15 am, prepared some porridge, food, coffee and drinks and then headed to the North: Inverness - Loch Ness - Glen Affric.
Looking forward to spend another day in the mountains we arrived in the new car park just around sunrise after some stops for some shots and videos from the way...
Then the Adventure began. You can see all in the video-movie, some photos added in the bottom...

Some Photos:


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Blencathra: 6y old Cheyenne conquered Sharp Edge downhill

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Blencathra
Hewitts: Blencathra
Date walked: 11/04/2019
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 630m
Comments: 1
Views: 157

Beautiful Glen Affric: 2 Munros, clear day,sun & some snow

Attachment(s) Munros: Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich
Date walked: 31/03/2019
Distance: 18.2km
Ascent: 1077m
Comments: 4
Views: 538

Glen Clova duo repeated: The Beauty in snow,ice,sun & wind

Attachment(s) Munros: Driesh, Mayar
Date walked: 11/03/2019
Distance: 15.8km
Ascent: 869m
Comments: 3
Views: 464

Ben Lawers duo revisited today,super windy,sunny,great views

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers
Date walked: 15/02/2019
Distance: 12.1km
Ascent: 936m
Comments: 2
Views: 545

Ben Lomond & Cruinn a'Bheinn,57-70MHP gale on top,great view

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Lomond
Grahams: Cruinn a'Bheinn
Date walked: 27/01/2019
Distance: 24.1km
Ascent: 1480m
Comments: 4
Views: 826

Torridon in a perfect winter day: Deer duel, blue sky, snow

Attachment(s) Munros: Maoile Lunndaidh
Date walked: 19/01/2019
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 858m
Views: 338

Last min. decision - Ben Ledi repeated again today

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Ben Ledi
Date walked: 14/01/2019
Distance: 8.1km
Ascent: 765m
Views: 316

6 Glenshee Munros repeated in a short & foggy January day

Attachment(s) Munros: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Carn Aosda, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, The Cairnwell
Date walked: 06/01/2019
Distance: 25km
Ascent: 1336m
Views: 241

Our family way to celebrate New Year: climbing in Glencoe !

Attachment(s) Munros: Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)
Date walked: 01/01/2019
Distance: 7.11km
Ascent: 712m
Views: 407

Petr Dakota

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Location: North Lanarkshire
Interests: Mountains, Nature, Travelling, Photography, Active sport... www.mountainspassion.com
Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: An Teallach..Ben Nevis...
Place: Northwest Highlands
Gear: Montane / Lowa
Member: John Muir Trust, BMC, Mountaineering Scotland, Friends of Nevis, Camping and Caravaning Club
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
Ideal day out: Multimountains adventurous day, early mornings - sunrise - wilderness, ridge walk, high level summits, scrambling...view of Mountains, Valleys & Lochs around
Ambition: Enjoying the Mountains

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Corbetts: 27
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Donalds: 4
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Hewitts: 16
Sub 2000: 3

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