AN 11-month-old baby is one of the youngest Munro baggers in Scotland after conquering ten since birth.
Baby Rebecca Lamb was just five months old when she did her first Munro - Meall nan Tarmachan - and completed 10 before she was 10 months.
The tot’s love of hillwalking began before she was even born when mum Kate took on the epic feat of walking the Camino de Santiago at six months pregnant.
Kate and dad Gordon who “love” hillwalking said they saw no reason to slow down when daughter Rebecca was born.
Gordon, 36 said: “We do it because we love it. We loved going off on wee adventures together before Rebecca came along, and there is no reason to stop.”
Gordon said Rebecca is always smiling when they take on a new adventure and hopes their journeys will make her love the outdoors the way they do.
“I think she enjoys our walks, she’s always smiling and we’re making happy memories.
“Hopefully we’ll give her a good sense of adventure and love of the outdoors.”
Facing the often unpredictable Scottish weather, dad Gordon said they have to be sure to keep Rebecca warm and out of the wind when on the Munros.
“We’ve got a great baby carrier which helps with both and means we can carry her safely”, he said.
Gordon, who is a PE and nurture primary school teacher, has completed all 282 Munros and mum is well on her way to finishing them too.
The dad-of-one, from Birnam in Perthshire, said: “We just make sure we use good judgment when choosing walks, take lots of comfort breaks and make sure we don’t take unnecessary risks.”
Last year mum Kate, who has a postgraduate degree in outdoor education, walked the popular Camino Frances - a pilgrim route leading to Santiago, at the tomb of St James.
And this year the 30-year-old mum marked a year since her journey by returning with Rebecca and husband Gordon.
The walk, which many people complete as a form of spiritual path or retreat, was even more challenging for Kate who was six months pregnant at the time.
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As part of the trip, Kate walked 900km from St Jean Pied de Port, on the French side of the Pyrenees to the “edge or end of the world” - Finisterre in Spain.
Kate said: “People often go on pilgrimage when they are at a change in their lives or at a crossroads.
“It’s a chance to let go of the old and let the new come in.
“It was in my mind to walk the Camino last year. I’d read about it and been inspired by the idea of this pilgrimage.
“Then I found out I was pregnant and had no doubt that I wanted to go.”
After Rebecca was born Kate and Gordon went back to walk the final 150km of the route again - this time with their little “Camino baby”.
Kate said Rebecca received a lot of attention along the way and people were excited to see a baby on the Camino.
“Returning to the Camino with Rebecca was very special”, said Kate.
Kate faced some setbacks during her six-week pregnant pilgrimage - struggling to fit her bag’s waist strap over her growing bump and severe morning sickness.
Kate said: “Pregnancy symptoms hit me like a ton of bricks, and I felt awful.
“I had my fair share of blisters and morning sickness in a busy dormitory really was not glamorous.
“I suppose I threw myself into walking every day confident that I was going to feel better for it, and I definitely did.
“Walking the Camino was such a special time in my life.
“It was a great adventure, with lovely people, places, and experiences. But it was also my time to reflect, recover and recharge.”