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First one - Schiehallion
by MarilynMunro » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:26 am
Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion
Date walked: 11/06/2011
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 730mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Had company with Deek and Alan, if you're reading this guys thanks for the craic, enjoy your mountain biking when you get back to it. Had good vis for most of the day and nice little picnic on top, highlighted by some guy and his dog coming up over the top the hard way, that was a surprise to see a head poke up over the edga just as I was tucking into my hobnob and tea.
Must admit didn't know what to expect on the way up but the boulder field certainly got the calves and knees warmed up, all in all it was a good day and nice way to open my account, anybody else out there thinking of getting out and about could do worse than choose this first. I have no idea how many times Ive looked at this hill in the past and thought what a sight.
Up and down in 4 hours, which I thought was good.
On a note of sorrow, on my way home I got caught up in the delays at Ballinluig due to the tragic accident on the A9, north of Dunkeld my thoughts go out to that womans family, and a word of caution to all who use our sometimes dangerous roads, please slow down, nothing is that important and take care out there.
Its good to get a munro under your belt. The first of many. Take a camera and post some pictures next one.
by ChrisW » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:31 am
by rockhopper » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:24 pm
by MarilynMunro » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:26 pm
Dunno about the piccies I'm no David Bailey
As for the avatar, the penny dropped when I walked up that hill just too walk down again that you need a sense of humour tee hee.
And yes Chris I hope it is the first of many. When I did the WHW at the start of May and saw BEM for the first time (not from a car window) I knew I wanted too see more of this, the real Big Country. When I get home I'm thinking about BEM or Beiin a'Ghlo, not sure if I'm chewing off more than I can cope with BEM.
by lomondwalkers » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:01 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:21 pm
MarilynMunro wrote: When I get home I'm thinking about BEM or Beiin a'Ghlo, not sure if I'm chewing off more than I can cope with BEM.
Thats a big step up from Schiehallion MM.not by any stretch of the imagination am I saying you are not able of climbing anyone of these hills,and on a fine summers day the" Big Boakil" will be busy with a fine path,as for Beinn "a" Ghlo this also is a fine walk,but if the clag comes down navigation can be really trickey with no fewer than 19 corries on this ridge,and also a big hike back to your car at the end.Anyway looking forward to reading your next post & maybe seeing some photies also wherever you may end up.
PS luv the avatar
by MarilynMunro » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:39 pm
Just what I was looking for a bit of informed advice, you can look at so many reports and books and think it is within your capabilities, but I m too long in the tooth not to ask for advice. I can read map but not to clever with a compass yet, hoping to get a course in pronto. Do you think I should lower my horizons a bit, if so do recommend some targets within a couple hours drive of the central belt. Cheers in advance
by gammy leg walker » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:58 pm
PS there is now a new path constructed from the carpark up to the bealach between Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach,that makes for fairly easy going,best of luck no matter where you go.
by MarilynMunro » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:01 pm
Think it might be the Wee Boakil, you tease you. Read Houdi's report on Ben Chonzie and walked in to a right storm ha ha, so maybe save that for another day, the wee boakil and that whole area really appeals to me, hope fully get some clear weather, try and get my son to come up with me.
By the WAY congrats on your day in the clouds (AE), that looked like some scary stuff, would love to think one day....
by cheekykarma » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:28 pm
I hope to do this one soon - I love the look os Schiehallion and really I dont think anyone can get bored of it - it looks gorgeous - and is bizarre in that on a clear day you see it from almost anywhere!
by MarilynMunro » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:43 pm
I know what you mean it appears to be at the foot of everyones garden, must be those pesky fairies eh. Word to the wise beware the boulder field its a doozie
by Graeme D » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:23 pm
Schiehallion was my first one too! Join the club!
by pollyh33 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:50 pm
by Graeme D » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:59 pm
pollyh33 wrote:at least you'll be easy to spot in your floaty white dress. A bit of glamour on the mountains, just what we need
I dunno - that could just as easily be Caberfeidh!