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Shiehallion , boot's in the snow
by Andy74G » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:06 pm
Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion
Date walked: 13/01/2016
Time taken: 4.4 hours
Distance: 10 km
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Arrived a wee bit later than planned due to traffic but was heading up the start of the track by 09:15am ,only another couple were further up the trail. It was a relaxed pace and with frozen ground on the hillside it didn't take long to reach the snow line. With the couple in front breaking trail and the snow firm ,it was a straight forward assent to the summit arriving about 11:40am. . I met the couple at the top but they only stayed briefly as the wind chill encouraged them to head back down to a lower point to have their break, which gave me the top to myself. After some photo's I tucked myself behind the cairn and enjoyed the views and my lunch, I'd brought plenty of water but my pipe had frozen, must come up with a better plan.. I'd spent about 30mins at the top so it was now time to head down , the gentle slopes made the decent easy and my axe and crampons were never taken out of my rucksack today, again more fab views on the way down. It really didn't take long to get down , even with talking to the again couple later on at the "stone view point" I was back at the car by 13:40pm, happy with a straight forward day on the hill, just the chore of driving back....
by DavidShepherd » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:52 pm
We went up on the 16th, over cast, cloudy, and then as soon as we reached the summit around noon, the snow started. Made an interesting walk back down when the snow is whipping horizontally across your face!
by The Rodmiester » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:05 pm
by BoyVertiginous » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:29 pm
Re-Platypus: Try sticking the tube down your back, i.e. between you and your pack, often provides enough warmth to prevent it freezing.
by Jaxter » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:14 pm
I've made a promise that I'll visit on a good day, and this encourages me to keep to it!
by Silverhill » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:27 pm
by Petr Dakota » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:23 pm
Ideal winter day in the mountains
by Andy74G » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:17 pm