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Setting off

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Drinking from a stream

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More drinking.


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View of the summit in clag.

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Summit

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Boys having lunch in the emergency bothy.

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Abandoned debris - made in Erith (not far from home).
 
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Setting off

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Drinking from a stream

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More drinking.


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View of the summit in clag.

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Summit

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Boys having lunch in the emergency bothy.

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Abandoned debris - made in Erith (not far from home).
Great pics, was there any snow on the top for them?
There was a bit there a couple of weeks ago
 
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Jack needs to wind his boot laces in .... :)

Great to see, Tom, ...

Oh, and that "Erith" comment .... I was walking the Thames Trail Westminster to Thames Barrier last week and noticed the extension goes to Erith. The 168 bus also used to go to Erith. I caught that bus in 1958 with my Red Rover ticket to Erith, the furthest Easterly point on the Thames that my Red Rover could take me to ,and had rather an unfortunate incident that tainted my view of Erith forever!
 
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Setting off

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Drinking from a stream

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More drinking.


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View of the summit in clag.

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Summit

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Boys having lunch in the emergency bothy.

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Abandoned debris - made in Erith (not far from home).
Looks like a great day. Did you overnight @Amarillo ? If so recommendations for camping sites/spots.
 
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Jack needs to wind his boot laces in .... :)

Great to see, Tom, ...

Oh, and that "Erith" comment .... I was walking the Thames Trail Westminster to Thames Barrier last week and noticed the extension goes to Erith. The 168 bus also used to go to Erith. I caught that bus in 1958 with my Red Rover ticket to Erith, the furthest Easterly point on the Thames that my Red Rover could take me to ,and had rather an unfortunate incident that tainted my view of Erith forever!

Erith doesn’t improve.

Red Rovers were great. 35p for unlimited child travel for a day. During the school holidays mum used to give us 35p each, fill our hands with 2p coins, give us her old nursing watch, and send us off for the day with an instruction to phone her every hour.

We’d spend the 2ps on sweets, phone every hour and just speak through the pips pretending the 2ps had been swallowed by the phone for nothing.
 
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No snow. Summit temp 3C. Snow forecast to start 12hrs after we arrived at the summit selfie queue.
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They were queueing when I was there too.

You must be very proud dad they made it up and down:thumb
 
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Erith doesn’t improve.

Red Rovers were great. 35p for unlimited child travel for a day. During the school holidays mum used to give us 35p each, fill our hands with 2p coins, give us her old nursing watch, and send us off for the day with an instruction to phone her every hour.

We’d spend the 2ps on sweets, phone every hour and just speak through the pips pretending the 2ps had been swallowed by the phone for nothing.
Going off topic, but over so slightly, doesn't the London Green chain start from there?

My next is Capital ring, then London loop but an interim, handy for CAMNC Abbry wood, may be the Erith start.
 
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Going off topic, but over so slightly, doesn't the London Green chain start from there?

My next is Capital ring, then London loop but an interim, handy for CAMNC Abbry wood, may be the Erith start.

The LOOP (London Outer Orbital Path) starts from Erith. The Green Chain Walk is a series of interconnected paths in SE London. It is not a single path or route so has no beginning, middle or end.
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I walked the Capital Ring in 2011 and the LOOP in 2020 once lockdown was eased.
 
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View attachment 86862View attachment 86863A couple of weeks ago there was a nice dusting in places.
They were queueing when I was there too.

You must be very proud dad they made it up and down:thumb
At 6 and 7, they both did incredibly well.

I’m mostly delighted that I can take the boys away on my own for walking weekends.

Clare is delighted for slightly different reasons.

The Scottish Munros now beckon. I don’t know when, but I expect Schiehallion will be our first Munro together.

I also hope to do some overnight backpacking on Dartmoor before too long.
 
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At 6 and 7, they both did incredibly well.

I’m mostly delighted that I can take the boys away on my own for walking weekends.

Clare is delighted for slightly different reasons.

The Scottish Munros now beckon. I don’t know when, but I expect Schiehallion will be our first Munro together.

I also hope to do some overnight backpacking on Dartmoor before too long.
My daughter wouldn't of walked up that at that age, come to think about it I wouldn’t have back then either.
Good luck with your next adventure.
 
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My daughter wouldn't of walked up that at that age, come to think about it I wouldn’t have back then either.
Good luck with your next adventure.

I started their mountaineering training at 18 months squishing molehills in the local park. Five years of small incremental steps and those molehills became mountains.
 
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Well done to them both. Which route did you take in the end?
 
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Well done to them both. Which route did you take in the end?

Pyg Track up, Miners’ Path down. It was a good compromise. I’d have preferred the Watkin Path, but that’s a bit challenging near the top. The Llanberis Path completely lacks challenges.

I’m not really sure what next for my young mountaineers.

Ben (7) has now bagged Cadair Idris, Pen y Fan, Ingleborough, Pen y Gent, Helvellyn and now Snowdon. Jack (6) just Cadair Idris and Snowdon.

Maybe a week in the Lakes during February half term will prepare them for greater challenges.
 
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Pyg Track up, Miners’ Path down. It was a good compromise. I’d have preferred the Watkin Path, but that’s a bit challenging near the top. The Llanberis Path completely lacks challenges.

I’m not really sure what next for my young mountaineers.

Ben (7) has now bagged Cadair Idris, Pen y Fan, Ingleborough, Pen y Gent, Helvellyn and now Snowdon. Jack (6) just Cadair Idris and Snowdon.

Maybe a week in the Lakes during February half term will prepare them for greater challenges.
Great achievements.
 
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Pyg Track up, Miners’ Path down. It was a good compromise. I’d have preferred the Watkin Path, but that’s a bit challenging near the top. The Llanberis Path completely lacks challenges.

I’m not really sure what next for my young mountaineers.

Ben (7) has now bagged Cadair Idris, Pen y Fan, Ingleborough, Pen y Gent, Helvellyn and now Snowdon. Jack (6) just Cadair Idris and Snowdon.

Maybe a week in the Lakes during February half term will prepare them for greater challenges.
The Glyders, Moel Siabod, Cnicht - plenty still to do...
 
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The Glyders, Moel Siabod, Cnicht - plenty still to do...

Too much to do.

But do I stay with the popular peaks, move onto places with fewer people, or ever more challenging summits?

They are now itching to go up Ben Nevis, but for me the only worthwhile route up Ben Nevis is via the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête. To face the exposure on that they both need to be confident scrambling.

So I guess you’re right: Glyders, Cnicht, Moel Siabod and let’s not forget the superb Nantlle Ridge.

I once saw my Brocken Spectre from the Glyders.
 

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