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Schiehallion declared wheelchair accessible!!
by IamAJMiller » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:54 pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/new ... 19887.html
by EwaMH » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:01 pm
by mrssanta » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:13 pm
by basscadet » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:49 pm
I would think someone in a wheelchair would have a better chance of getting up to the first top on tarmachan ridge tbh.. Now there is a fine path! Still wouldn't make it to the summit though
Back off track, the article also says Sheihallion is best known for its conical shape.. I thought it was best known as the inventing place of the contour line?
by IamAJMiller » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:48 pm
mrssanta wrote:it does say only the first third, perhaps as far as the sheiling, which doesnt get you very far up really
Good point! Not sure if you can call Schiehallion 'accessible' if you can only reach the shieling! Maybe some sort of chair lift could be constructed on the final two thirds............
by Gythral » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:09 pm
by Slogger » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:10 pm
I never quite know how to answer that, except to say it would spoil the real adventure of making a summit for climbers and mountaineers, but he can't see my point.
Then again, some would say that ascending Mont Blanc, after reaching a good way up by cable car is a flawed ascent.
by Rudolph » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:14 pm
basscadet wrote: I thought it was best known as the inventing place of the contour line?
And the first weighing of the earth....
by MacCookie » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:26 pm
IamAJMiller wrote:Good point! Not sure if you can call Schiehallion 'accessible' if you can only reach the shieling! Maybe some sort of chair lift could be constructed on the final two thirds............
The article doesn't say that the summit is accessible to wheel chair users. It says that the mountain is wheel chair friendly.
by MacCookie » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:29 pm
basscadet wrote:Back off track, the article also says Sheihallion is best known for its conical shape.. I thought it was best known as the inventing place of the contour line?
Maybe they've changed the article since you read it, but it currently says, and I quote, "Schiehallion is famous for its almost perfectly conical form". That doesn't preclude it being famous for contour lines and the weight of the earth, both of which of course were a result of its conical shape.
by mrssanta » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:59 pm
by ExpatEddie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:25 am
mrssanta wrote:but actually it isn't conical at all!
Could change a letter MrsSanta and say "but actually it isn't comical at all!"
They obviously haven't been there from what we all know of the path. But, please correct me if I am wrong, isn't there a kissing gate between the car park and the JMT path which no wheelchair could pass.
by rozza » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:09 am
The gate at the start of the path is just a standard open and shut, and as detailed on the website it's 95 cm wide, reckon it would be be passable in an average wheelchair. The boulder field on the other hand -
by ExpatEddie » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:45 am
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