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Schiehallion, a very popular hill

Schiehallion, a very popular hill


Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:22 pm

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 12/06/2014

Distance: 9.82 km

Ascent: 735m

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Thursday 5th June, arranged to climb Schiehallion with Graham and Eric and the two dogs Slip and Slide, a fine dry day but slightly hazy on the summit.As this route has already been well documented and the route is self explanatory I will just post some photographs of the day.
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New toilet block in the car park
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Leaving the car park

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On new path
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On new Path
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Heading on up the new path
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Looking down the new path constructed by The John Muir Trust
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Cairn at the junction of old and new paths
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Not the best drystane Dyke building, but a shelter none the less
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Male and female Ptarmigan
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Ptarmigan
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View from the summit looking towards Loch Rannoch
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Eric at the Summit cairn
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On the walk out, if the German couple I spoke to on the summit and on the way down are reading this, Hi again and hope you enjoy your time in Skye.
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Re: Schiehallion, a very popular hill

Postby Fife Flyer » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:31 pm

Nice one Rod :clap: How many times have you been up?
Like you I have noticed huge changes over the years, first did Schiehallion 20 years ago so you know where I'm coming from :wink: I think my count is up to 4 :lol:
Still a great & prominent mountain 8)
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Re: Schiehallion, a very popular hill

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:41 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Nice one Rod :clap: How many times have you been up?
Like you I have noticed huge changes over the years, first did Schiehallion 20 years ago so you know where I'm coming from :wink: I think my count is up to 4 :lol:
Still a great & prominent mountain 8)

Hi there Martin, that's my fourth time, the same as you. Great improvements with the new path, the old one on the other side of the trees which you will remember there was dreadful erosion lower down. The toilet is new to me though, last lime there was an old block now demolished and used for enlarging the car parking area. Lovely hill but very popular. 1991 first climbed, a mighty long time ago! :lol: by the way your banging away at these munros aren't you, well done, you might as well when the weathers fine. :D Must meet up again soon!
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