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Schiehallion - my first, maybe?

Schiehallion - my first, maybe?


Postby JimboJim » Fri May 18, 2012 6:05 pm

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 22/09/2011

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My first Munro, or was it? Shows how bad memory is getting, but a good many years ago, I thought I had climbed Beinn Ime, but now having looked at maps and studied it in the passing, I hae ma doubts. Anyway, having waffled on for ages about doing a serious walk with Billy and Jaffa, they eventually called my bluff and made me stick to it. I was quite keen really, when they said we'd try Schiehallion, but had no idea if legs and other bits would give in, or give out? My mum used to stay in Kinloch Rannoch as a young girl, so I'd heard a few stories about the area and the Fairy Hill, or Maiden's Pap, as I also see it called, so I was keen to give it a try.
I believe it is one of the easier Munro's, so won't try to do any fancy guide's or tips. It was a suprise to see such a good path much of the way!
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Two older codgers

I found it not too hard going, though needed a few stops here and there to catch the breath, or take a drink. Climbing over some of the boulder's took a bit of getting used to.
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Billy 'moonwalking'
It was severely cold and quite windy on the top, so visibility of Kinloch Rannoch and surrounds was poor.
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Billy 'moonwalking'
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Mountaineers??
Think we were just about two hours to the top.
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Looking for my golf ball?
Best bit was getting the boots off and getting back out the car, to chew the cud, over a pint in the George. All in all, a great day, which gave me the urge to try more.
Sorry if report a bit wonky. Seems I've still to master technomology!
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Re: Schiehallion - my first, maybe?

Postby mountain thyme » Sun May 20, 2012 8:08 pm

well done jimbo... your first and my last :)
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Re: Schiehallion - my first, maybe?

Postby JimboJim » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:44 pm

mountain thyme wrote:well done jimbo... your first and my last :)


Thanks. Appetite whetted!

Thyme to do them all again?
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Re: Schiehallion - my first, maybe?

Postby Tomsie » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:49 pm

Did it come back to you being your first
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Re: Schiehallion - my first, maybe?

Postby JimboJim » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:35 pm

Tomsie wrote:Did it come back to you being your first


Nah, can't be sure if I did Ben Ime or not. It was way back about 1984 and didn't mean much, but I'd always had it in my head that was what we had climbed. Because I'm not sure, I can't count it, so Schiehallion will go down as my first!
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Re: Schiehallion - my first, maybe?

Postby Billygoats » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:50 am

Ah, found you at last :crazy: 1st of many now that you have "the bug".
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Re: Schiehallion - my first, maybe?

Postby Alan H » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:32 pm

Well done Jimbo. I did this on 3rd June in about two hours. A nice one to do with a good path and great views on the day I went up.
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