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Postby U059361 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:58 pm

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 15/04/2014

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 731m

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The weather forecast was good so the car park was busy. Creative parking became the norm shortly after I arrived at 11am. The car park ticket machine wasn't working :wink: yippee free parking. Saw a man packing skis onto his back pack. Didn't see him up there but there were some good patches to try.
ImageSchiehallion from car park by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
Good walking up the path till a solitary snow bank had to be crossed. Put on another layer here as it was windy. Up on the top, its pretty rough walking in bits. Finally reached the big patches of snow and stuck my spikes on just in case. Was firm enough, so kept to snow as its easier than rocks.
ImageSchiehallion from top by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageKinloch Rannoch by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
It was busy up top like the car park. Space to sit was at a premium.
A couple erected a mast at the top to test something, not sure what.
Some people will go to any lengths to order Domino Pizza for lunch!!!

Had my lunch at the top. Sun, snow and fab view, doesn't get any better than this. Was reluctant to head back down, more sunbathing. Eventually hit the road and walked on snow as far as I possibly could.
ImageLawers Range by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
Back on the scree it was a bit more exposed. Eventually shed my extra layer past the last snow bank and back to the car park. Cars scattered all around, but people were still going up at 3pm.
Great walk.
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Re: Schiehallion

Postby rockhopper » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:25 pm

Nice set of photos :thumbup: Have also met people carrying equipment up then erecting masts - think one of them was wanting to do some sort of broadcast from each hill he climbed - cheers :)
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