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SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby blueyed » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:55 pm

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 10/04/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10 km

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i think that was the quickest munro we have ever climbed - 2h 15 min ascent, 1h 30 min descent.
of course it was due to weather conditions- although the forecast was brilliant (fooled us again) we were greeted by heavy clouds and mist and i actually expected the sky to break down on us and 'bless us' with torrential rain.
thanks goodness it never happened :)
visibility was pretty close to NIL at first therefore i had no excuses to stop to take pics.. and we hardly stopped at all during the ascent.
first part of the ascent (more than half way) is a good but steep path, the second part (from the cairn up) is a pathless scree, but not that steep so, to be honest i really enjoyed walking it.
about half way up the scree i felt warm wind and just had this thought that maybe we'll be lucky to reach the summit in lovely sunshine and see the inversion.
WE DID!!! and it was brilliant!

more pics http://around-scotland.blogspot.com/2011/04/schiehallion-above-clouds.html
ascent, no views :(
nearly on top, niceeeee
the scree
few minutes of views from the summit
the summit
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby IainG » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:24 pm

Cracking photos!

It is a great hill, a bit underrated in my opinion.
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby ChrisW » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:43 pm

Beautiful pics, that first inversion one is spectacular :D
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby Graeme D » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:47 pm

Looks worth it in the end. High time I hauled myself back up there and actually took the camera this time. :lol:
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby trekpete » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:28 pm

Top notch hill to get an inversion on :D .
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby nathan79 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:19 pm

Looks like a nice day out. Schiehallion last May was possibly my favourite hill day.

The more and more i see pictures of days like this, the more i think i should venture out on those days where i look out of the window and see cloudy skies.
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:58 pm

good pics..trying to keep this wee one for my last hill.... if i ever succeed!
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:16 am

Nice 8) .

blueyed wrote:i think that was the quickest munro we have ever climbed - 2h 15 min ascent

Get yersel to the Cairnwell :lol: .
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:40 am

Good one Blueyed 8)
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Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby monty » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:22 am

Great photos above the clouds. I bet that was a surprise. :D

Re: SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds

Postby jonny616 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:00 am

Makes a pleasent change from walking cloud/clag free untill the last 50 meters :lol:


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