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Schiehallion my 50th Munro

Schiehallion my 50th Munro


Postby bthom8465 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:31 pm

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 30/03/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 731m

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We set off from the carpark @ Brae's of Foss, a wee bit of a dreek day with poor vis to boot (forecast spot on} but @ least we managed to get out (first quarter of 2014 has been the worst ever) anyway being under the wing of the John Muir Trust the path is well maintained & straight forward, we started to encounter snow @ about 600m roughly about the same time we met a guy on the way down, we enquired what it was like @ the top only to be told " i dont know it was getting too windy & the visibility wasnt too good, therefore i did an about turn, i passed a guy taking shelter behind some rocks, so best of luck guys", not what we wanted to hear but onward & upward we went.
Shortly after this we met the chap in question, Ivor from Banff who decided to join us on our quest to the summit (strength in numbers & all that, plus he had a sat map, which would prove invaluable).
The going got a wee bit harder due to the snow getting deeper on our way to the top & the almost whiteout conditions not helping but soldier on we did & with about 100m to go the guys decided as this was to be my 50th Munro i should lead us to the cairn, a lovely gesture but not a wise decision as i stopped @ a poor looking cairn & decided thats not it & walked on by only to be called back by the others & told otherwise :lol: in my defence apparently the cairn was struck by lightning & half of it ended up disappearing down the rockface....honest!
We managed to get a few pix & a wee dram from Tam's hip flask to mark the occasion, not a great day weather ways but a wee stop off @ The Falls of Dochart Inn in Killin for a well deserved pint helped make this day a special one that will live on in the memory, the wee pub is heartily recommended & Ivor your a gentleman. i hope we cross paths again it was nice to meet you :)
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Cheer's ! (L-R) Tam,Craig,Moi & Dougie.
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Schiehallion no 50
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A wee dram of 12 yr old malt to mark the occasion cheers Tam.
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Ivor checking our position
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Cheese Dougie!
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The visibilty's no great
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@ least we are on the right road
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bthom8465
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Joined: Nov 21, 2012
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