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Father Son Wifey Moments on Curved Ridge and Aonach Eagach…

Munros: Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgòrr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach), Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mòr)

Date walked: 27/05/2023

Time taken: 17 hours

Distance: 20km

Ascent: 2000m

Scotland has long held a special place in my heart, my youngest boy ‘Harrison Munro’ is named after the hills that have given me some of my most special memories…

Fitting then that we get to share the hills together… Curved Ridge and the Aonach Eagach the highlights of this trip… definitely places to be careful but he’s good in the hills and does what he’s told - special memories - in my home from home…

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The approach to Curved Ridge…


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Confident and happy boy…


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Model (I’m biased) seen on Curved Ridge


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Topping out after the Crux…


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I did Curved Ridge Dad…


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Being silly… 🙃


In general curved ridge is fine, there’s probably three spots where additional care and support is required, the traverse after the scree, the first steep climb on the ridge itself, and then the final section including the crux, but provided you’ve a head for heights there’s nothing difficult…

So on to the Aonach Eagach…. Done this a few times and carried the boy up here as a baby but this was the first time under his own steam… Wifey seems to have got more nervous over the years but we got across safely with no issues…

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The start…


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Hydration Station…


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Summit Fun…


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The traverse…


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Mum with some questionable holds… 🤣🤣


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The Pinnacles…


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A successful traverse…


Time for a post match swim in Glen Etive…

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Love my boy… 🥰🥰


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Dadda…


And then there was Skye, where my Mum took me some 40 years ago, and the unforgettable sights of Glencoe…

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40 years apart… Mummy’s Boys…


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Glencoe from Kingshouse…


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Some train…


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Sunrise…


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Sunset…


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Eileen Donan Castle…


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The Quiraing…


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Final Balcony Shot from a magic week…


And I loved introducing Phoenix to Scotland… And was spoilt with this scene in departure from one of the most magic weeks ever…

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Phoenix…

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Knoydart & Glenshiel - The Plan

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Attachment(s) Munros: Aonach Air Chrith, Creag a'Mhàim, Creag nan Dàmh, Druim Shionnach, Ladhar Bheinn, Luinne Bheinn, Maol chinn-dearg, Meall Buidhe (Knoydart), Sgùrr an Doire Leathain, Sgùrr an Lochain
Date walked: 10/02/2014
Distance: 100km
Ascent: 7100m
Views: 1278


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Attachment(s) Munros: Ladhar Bheinn
Date walked: 27/07/2013
Distance: 36km
Ascent: 2411m
Comments: 59
Views: 26920


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Attachment(s) Munros: Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe (Knoydart)
Date walked: 14/07/2013
Distance: 38.9km
Ascent: 2778m
Comments: 6
Views: 5310


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Attachment(s) Munros: Maoile Lunndaidh, Sgùrr a' Chaorachain, Sgùrr Chòinnich
Date walked: 06/04/2013
Distance: 31.7km
Ascent: 2000m
Comments: 4
Views: 5248


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Distance: 22.4km
Ascent: 1723m
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Views: 4627


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Distance: 25.7km
Ascent: 1535m
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Distance: 26.5km
Ascent: 1914m
Comments: 5
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Attachment(s) Munros: Càrn Mòr Dearg
Date walked: 27/02/2013
Distance: 13.2km
Ascent: 1269m
Comments: 9
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Attachment(s) Munros: A' Chailleach (Fannichs), Meall a' Chrasgaidh, Sgùrr Breac, Sgùrr nan Clach Geala, Sgùrr nan Each
Date walked: 26/02/2013
Distance: 24.2km
Ascent: 2022m
Comments: 16
Views: 11134

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Location: Bridge of Allan, Scotland
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Munros: 282
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2023

Trips: 1
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 2000m
Munros: 4

2014

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Distance: 100 km
Ascent: 7100m
Munros: 10

2013

Trips: 11
Distance: 283.85 km
Ascent: 20115m
Munros: 28

2012

Trips: 26
Distance: 770.87 km
Ascent: 55331m
Munros: 80
Corbetts: 5
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Donalds: 3
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2011

Trips: 49
Distance: 950.19 km
Ascent: 60688m
Munros: 106
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2010

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Distance: 24.9 km
Ascent: 2132m
Munros: 3


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