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Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!


Postby 2dalmatians » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:26 pm

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 15/01/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 731m

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MWISforecasting 80% cloud free at summits

All systems go! Bag packed the night before and alarm set for 0615.

Up dressed out the door at 0645!!

We (me and Ruby - as usual) arrived at the Braes of Foss carpark at 0830ish - only 2 other cars there with no one around.

We set off on the fabulous path at around 0845. It really is as good as the descriptions. Conditions were absolutely perfect. Clear skies, no rain with quite a bit of fog in the valleys.

After about 30minutes we met our first fellow walker- only thing is he was running - down the hill. God knows what stupid oclock time he got up this morning!! :lol:

Made it to the first big cairn and spotted the other cars owners I think. At the summit. I took their picture and when we met a little later I said I would post it on the site. I think the guy said his WH name was Louie6???

The views were just breath taking and this mountain is simply majestic. When we finally made it through the boulder fields to the summit at around 1115 it felt as if you would fall into an abyss if you stepped out too far. I can imagine this could be a really dangerous summit in poor conditions.

So on the way up we felt as if no one esle was on the hill. On the way back it was like a walk in Kelvingrove Park, lots of people, dogs, kids all heading to the summit. I hope they all made it back safely.

Anyway we got back to the car around 1245 happy and tired.

Another great day out in Scotlands biggest theme park!!

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First look at the mountain

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The fantastic path goes all the way up to the ridge

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Thar she blows!!

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Louie 6?? plus one on the summit

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The summit panorama

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Ruby looking her best as usual!

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Summit cairn 1/2

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Summit cairn 2/2

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another one for the scrap book

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and one for Ruby's scrap book too!!
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby monty » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:12 pm

Nice photos 2dalmations. Looks like it almost sunny :D Its a nice hill.
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby mrssanta » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:34 pm

so that's what it looks like! hoping for another attempt on this one soon as we got driven back by wind and rain in october
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby KeithS » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:40 pm

Ah, I wondered what the top of Shiehallion looks like. It didn't when I was there! It will have to go on my repeat list.
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby xpfloyd » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Nice panoramic pics! I enjoyed this hill but got epicly lost on the way down in a whiteout. :)
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby Redrock » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:37 pm

Enjoyed your report! :D It's a great hill - especially on a good day! I loved the "That she blows" picture - you caught it well! 8)
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby Fudgie » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:56 pm

Some excellent pictures there. Well done.
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby quoman » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:06 pm

Hi 2dalmatians
It certainly is a good hill once again ruby looked like she enjoyed the walk :D
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:19 am

Nice one 2D!

Cracking landscape photographs but I'm afraid Ruby has stolen the show again!!! A wee bit of a poser methinks!! :D
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby 2dalmatians » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks for all the comments. lots about not getting a view . I usually head out early when I walk and it might just be my perception however I think there is a better chance of clear skies early morning than later in the day. 10 minutes after I left the summit it wascovered in thick cloud!!! (not sure if it lasted or cleared away?
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby allansmitchell » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:43 pm

Thinking of doing this one with the dog, how did Ruby cope with the rocks?
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby 2dalmatians » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:31 pm

Allan, she was absolutely fine although she did stay close behind when we got to the bigger rocks. Much better than the car. She barfed up her breakfast as usual! :sick: there were 4 or 5 dogs on the hill - didn't seem to be any trouble for them :thumbup:
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby MarilynMunro » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:47 pm

Ahh my 1st Munro, great walk up and that boulder field is something else, great pics and the pooch looks amazing :D :D
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby allansmitchell » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:13 pm

2dalmatians wrote:Allan, she was absolutely fine although she did stay close behind when we got to the bigger rocks. Much better than the car. She barfed up her breakfast as usual! :sick: there were 4 or 5 dogs on the hill - didn't seem to be any trouble for them :thumbup:

Cheers, most of my walks so far have been on vegitation of some kind or next to the path
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Re: Schiehallion - my favourite Munro so far!

Postby Louis6 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:12 pm

Hey 2dalmatians,Caught you one the way up.Pics are brill,was a crackin day,Probably one of my Favourites also,catch you again out their. :)
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