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Touring in the sun! and a classic
by coachmacca » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:43 am
Route description: Schiehallion
Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion
Date walked: 04/04/2013
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3 Days, great weather, great country and great people
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Drive through Glencoe with the Big Bookil doing a supermodel pose as usual - I'll be back in summer to bag you and your wee mate
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Stoppped at Craft & Things for coffee cake and to buy 2 books - Affleck Grey's " The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDui" and the Complete Writings of Mallory - goo reading ahead!
Kinlochleven for some Ice Climbing fun at the Ice Factor - great team, great fun, scary stuff at first but you soon learn the technique and exaust yourself getting higher and faster!
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Then on Day 2 we headed to Culloden Battlefield to revisit my Clan Grave - not been here since the 80's - new centre is very impressive. From there it was lunch, Loch Ness and a drive before back for dinner, wine and a sleep ahead of Shiehallion
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Red Flags showing the English lines
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Clan Graves and the Memorial Cairn - the clan graves are mass graves force dug by locals under English direction.
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One of 3 Mackintosh graves - we were in the front lines across 2 groups and lost alot.
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Cottage used as a field hospital (for the english only )
Onwards to .......
Schiehallion - stunning views, amazing weather and wee sip of its namesake beer courtesy of a boy who'd carried it up. Took the WH route, not many others on the hill and an easy walk so plenty of stopping for snaps and coffee to take it all in
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Panorama looking South
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Sam Nearing 2/3 of the way with the Summit "hump" in view
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Sam and I at the Summit with a wee bottle of Schiehallion Beer
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Views NorthWest from the summit
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Me explaining the importance and history of Schiehallion to a boy who works for the JMT that we met at the summit - it was he who had the bottle of Schiehallion
Wind picked up and temperature dropped on the descent so gloves and hoods were a must!
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Headed home with big grins and another Munro bagged but wanting nothing more than to stay and do more!
Hope you enjoy folks.
by grenfell88 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:43 pm
Il need to get myself up to the Ice Factory, looks awesome
We need to meet up some time soon for a trip up the hills.
I was away on Wednesday there, check out my report. Its called 'Number 13 - Unlucky for some'
by johnkaysleftleg » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:36 pm
by wilkiemurray » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:42 pm
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by mr_ash_37 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:50 pm
I was out tues also on beinn bhuidhe, beautiful day, check out my short report. I would recommend it when still snow topped.
See you out on the hills. Cheeeeers
by coachmacca » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:46 pm
johnkaysleftleg wrote:Some great pics there
Thanks again JK - sorry I know I don't get onto Flikr enough to return your kind comments but I'll make sure and do it!
You been out this week?