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Blue Skies above the Clouds on Schiehallion

Blue Skies above the Clouds on Schiehallion


Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:22 pm

Route description: Schiehallion

Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion

Date walked: 22/01/2017

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Schiehallion Film -




A night at the local pub the night before (drinking pints of Schiehallion coincidently!) saw a late start and we left to head for the hills at 9am.

Due to the late start we were looking for a relatively easy hike and eventually set our sights on Schiehallion. The weather was dank and murky and we weren’t really sure whether the conditions would remain or if we could possible walk through the cloud. A cold frosty start had us striding up the well maintained path to keep warm! The ice was coating the heather and the fog closed in around us.

ImageFrosty start by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

But as with all days that turn out like this, we started to notice a slight shifting in the light and before we knew it we had a ceiling of blue and a floor of grey;).

ImageWalkers above the cloud by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

It was a grand inversion and the views just got better and better. The Glories shone down over the shadow of Schiehallion and we spent the next 40 minutes picking out peaks from the Cairngorms to Wyvis, Lochaber and beyond.

ImageSchiehallion shadow glories (1 of 1) by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageInversion by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

The clarity was superb! To top it off , when we reached the summit, we had it to ourselves. One other joined us and it was lovely solitude for about half an hour.

ImageGlncoe across Rannoch Moor by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageContemplation by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageScheihallion view south by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr


Eventually we left and headed back down, enjoying the views ahead. Home for 14.30 it was a fine outing.
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Re: Blue Skies above the Clouds on Schiehallion

Postby superstevieo » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:39 pm

Nice video and pics. This was my chosen Munro for Sunday but I was dissuaded by the weather reports and stayed at home and I am now gutted as it looked like a good day out apart from the morning frost but once above the clouds it would have more than made up for the chilly start.
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