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High, father! Moment of seven year old boy joining his father as they ride the 1,349 foot Scottish Munro . climb

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A brave seven-year-old climber has climbed one of Scotland’s toughest Munros in just seven hours.

Marcus McGinley and his father Martin, 36, rode the Grade 3 route up Curved Ridge on Saturday, October 16 at the 3,349-foot Stob Dearg in the Highlands.

Footage filmed by Martin showed the couple walking up Stob Dearg’s stone path while looking out over the Scottish Highlands.

The adventurous duo, from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, were up and down the summit in seven hours, with several breaks in between.

Marcus wore a climbing helmet as he tackled the clambering route Curved Ridge, dragging himself up through each leg of the climb while facing a height of 32 feet at each stop.

As Marcus approached the top he waved and when he reached the top he raised his arms in celebration.

Marcus McGinley and his father Martin, 36, tackled the Grade 3 route on Curved Ridge at 3,349-ft high Stob Dearg in the Highlands on Saturday, October 16.

Footage filmed by Martin shows the couple climbing the mountain dressed in appropriate climbing gear

Footage filmed by Martin shows the couple climbing the mountain dressed in appropriate climbing gear

Martin, a reconnaissance patrol commander in the British Armed Forces, said: ‘Marcus and I have been doing this together for 4/5 years now. We only do it in good weather conditions and if he wants to.

Curved Ridge was another level for him. We broke it up into different levels and you could see the joy on his face as he reached his own mini goals.

“The reason we ended up doing Curved Ridge was because I told him one day over lunch at The Kingshouse Hotel across the street that it was my favorite mountain.

“I told him about the climb and he said he wanted to do it. So that was enough for me. It was special to share that with him.’

Martin, a reconnaissance patrol commander in the British Armed Forces, said: 'Marcus and I have been doing this together for 4/5 years now.  We always only do it in good weather conditions and if he wants to'

Martin, a reconnaissance patrol commander in the British Armed Forces, said: ‘Marcus and I have been doing this together for 4/5 years now. We always only do it in good weather conditions and if he wants to’

The video follows the couple walking along Stob Dearg's stone path as they look out over the Scottish Highlands

The video follows the couple walking along Stob Dearg’s stone path as they look out over the Scottish Highlands

The adventurous duo, from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, were up and down the summit in seven hours, taking several breaks in between.

The adventurous duo, from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, were up and down the summit in seven hours, taking several breaks in between.

Stob Dearg is the highest peak of Buachaille Etive Mòr and one of the most famous landmarks of the Highlands with a height of 1021 meters

Stob Dearg is the highest peak of Buachaille Etive Mòr and one of the most famous landmarks of the Highlands with a height of 1021 meters

Martin said the route was his son’s “most physically demanding route yet,” but the schoolboy claimed his legs felt good at the end of the day.

He added: “We then went home, had a movie night and both crashed around 10:30 PM.”

‘[He] has expressed interest in climbing Ben Nevis as it is the highest in the UK.

“Maybe I’ll take him through Tower Ridge. I think the next one for us is Aonach Eagach Ridge, the narrowest in Britain, but we’d break it up with a top camp in the middle.”

Stob Dearg is the highest peak of Buachaille Etive Mòr and one of the most famous landmarks of the Highlands with a height of 1021 meters.

Martin shared the footage on Facebook the next day with the caption: “A little video I shot yesterday with Marcus climbing Curved Ridge at age 7.”

More than 300 viewers liked the post, and many comments congratulated the youngster on his impressive achievement.

Martin said the route was his son's

Martin said the route was his son’s “most physically demanding route yet” but the schoolboy claimed his legs felt good when the day ended

More than 300 viewers liked the post, and many comments congratulated the youngster on his impressive achievement

More than 300 viewers liked the post, and many comments congratulated the youngster on his impressive achievement

Anne L Camp wrote: ‘What a little cutie, he’s amazing. Making that parent proud. Well done to you both.’

Alan Thurlow said, ‘You must be so proud. Fantastic experience, thanks for sharing.

“It looked great and professional with all the safety equipment, and of course you are an excellent climber yourself. Well done gentlemen.’

Richie Iddon commented: A great experience for the little guy. Great to see him on an iconic ridge.

“We climbed it a few years ago and maybe we’ll try it this winter. It won’t be long before the little man climbs up there without a rope and alone. Well done Dad, great video.’

And Karen Devenport added: Epic dude. Great young man.’

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