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Schiehallion - 50th Munro!

Schiehallion - 50th Munro!


Postby howzat » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:11 am

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 10/08/2013

Time taken: 3.5 hours

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I was looking for a short day out on the hills for what was to be my 50th Munro and Schiehallion seemed ideal. With an improved forecast than for the previous Saturday’s outing i.e. no gale force winds, I was dropped off at the busy Braes of Foss car park at about 10.30am, and was quickly on my way. It was clear that this was going to be a busy day as my first view of the excellent path snaking its way upwards also gave me a sighting of a long line of walkers spaced out as far as I could see.

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Schiehallion this way

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Start of excellent path

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Schiehallion

I passed all sorts of people on the path; runners on their way down, a 4 year old tackling his first Munro, an elderly somewhat breathless couple who asked me if they were nearly at the top yet (‘No’), many families, and couples in what I would describe as beachwear clothing and so on. It took about an hour’s effort to make it up onto the ridge where the going flattens out a bit and becomes significantly more bouldery but where the summit, still some distance away, was now clearly visible.

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Four year old ahead, and runners on the way down

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Terrain becoming rockier

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Summit now in view

I made my along the rocky path and over the boulders until I reached the summit cairn 1hr 45mins after leaving the car park. I had a quick bite to eat while admiring the superb views all around before heading back down as the steady stream of walkers just kept coming. By now the sun was trying its best to make an appearance and the descent was a very pleasant stroll indeed. I was back to the car park 3hrs 30mins after leaving and it wasn’t long before the wife & in-laws arrived to give me a lift back to Blairgowrie where we had a celebratory curry.

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Towards the summit

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Looking back down the ridge

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Very rocky now

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Nearly there

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Made it - my 50th Munro

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Views of Loch Rannoch from summit

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Summit getting crowded so time to go

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Back down the wide ridge

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Pleasant walk down the path back to the car park

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Celebratory curry for my 50th Munro

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Re: Schiehallion - 50th Munro!

Postby BoyVertiginous » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:25 am

Well done on the half century...howzat.

Myself and a couple of mates were up earlier in the day and the entire ridge was completely clag bound so, nice to see the views to the West that you got over Dunalastair & Rannoch. Happy to have missed the crowds though.

Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Re: Schiehallion - 50th Munro!

Postby KMHills » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:26 pm

Jealous - :shock: of the curry in Blairgowrie (?) very nice restaurant.
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Re: Schiehallion - 50th Munro!

Postby andyroog » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:20 pm

Big congrats on your 50th big pat on the back from me well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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