SCHIEHALLION - above the clouds
by 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 km1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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
by IainG » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:24 pm
It is a great hill, a bit underrated in my opinion.
by ChrisW » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:43 pm
by Graeme D » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:47 pm
by trekpete » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:28 pm
by nathan79 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:19 pm
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.
by mountain thyme » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:58 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:16 am
blueyed wrote:i think that was the quickest munro we have ever climbed - 2h 15 min ascent
Get yersel to the Cairnwell .
by jonny616 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:00 am