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Schiehallion, first Munro

Schiehallion, first Munro


Postby tullius0618 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:47 am

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 26/07/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

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This was my first attempt at climbing a Munro, and, trepidation aside, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

The weather was changeable, and the summit was wrapped in cloud. Not knowing what to expect I ploughed ahead, passing a number of other walkers/climbers en route, and learned a huge amount about appropriateness of kit on the way(jacket too heavy, trousers not waterproof, could have done this in lighter boots), but to be truthful I was not prepared for the rain when it hit.
Being unfamiliar with the climb, and having to navigate the last mile or so of the ridge in thick cloud without marked paths gave me cause for concern, but once I remembered I had my compass and Landranger handy if I needed them, plus I was standing still and listening for other climbers to get my bearings, I made the summit in a little over two hours.

It was a real shame about the weather, footage and photos on this and other sites lead me to suspect I will be returning to Schiehallion after a few more climbs, hoping to catch it on a clear day.
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Re: Schiehallion, first Munro

Postby LaurenAlexandra » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:09 am

Congrats on your first Munro! :thumbup:
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Re: Schiehallion, first Munro

Postby tullius0618 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:19 am

I thank you, and my sore knees and quads thank you!

:D
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Re: Schiehallion, first Munro

Postby Fudgie » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:36 am

The first of many :clap:

Just wait until the obsession takes over :lol:
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Re: Schiehallion, first Munro

Postby tullius0618 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:10 pm

Already got the plans laid for at least another two next week :wink:
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Re: Schiehallion, first Munro

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:11 pm

Fudgie wrote:The first of many :clap:

Just wait until the obsession takes over :lol:

... and you think he's joking. :lol:

Enjoy Schiehallion when you visit it again - and all the others :D :D
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Re: Schiehallion, first Munro

Postby tullius0618 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:17 pm

Thanks, as you've all guessed I'm new to this so any recommendations for next climbs will be very gratefully received.

I'm considering doing Ben Lawers and Ben Chonzie this coming week, but will happily take advice.
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Re: Schiehallion, first Munro

Postby Fudgie » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:16 pm

tullius0618 wrote:Thanks, as you've all guessed I'm new to this so any recommendations for next climbs will be very gratefully received.

I'm considering doing Ben Lawers and Ben Chonzie this coming week, but will happily take advice.


Ben Chonzie is very straightforward although I didn't go via the Loch and followed the route from here.

Ben Lawers will give you great views as well as the chance to climb Beinn Ghlas on the way to it.
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