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Schiehallion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:29 pm
by jwramsay
April 2nd 2010, was looking for an easy winter climb as I don't have crampons or an ice axe and had been defeated by Ben Lui a month or so earlier. Suspected that this chap would be my best bet, and as Alan Fordyce said, "it has a motorway running up it".

Lots of snow up high, but nothing too difficult,so summited in 2.5 hours and 1.5 hours back down. Spent 15 mins up top taking photos and video. Could quite clearly see Ben Nevis and the Cairn Gorms. To the south, Ben Lawers had a bit of cloud and in the distance the southern giants of Ben More and Stob Binnien.

A shot of Schiehallion in all it's splendor
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Summit of Schiehallion looking to Ben Nevis
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Chilly up top
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Looking back the way I'd come up
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Powdery easily walked snow
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