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My first Munro
by Dr_sue » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Route description: Schiehallion
Munros included on this walk: Schiehallion
Date walked: 02/11/2018
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 10 km
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What I learnt from this first one: take walking poles even if it starts on an easy path. And maybe get a Munro pal, for those moments of doubt when you can’t see a path and the weather is against you.
- Looking smug at summit of Schiehallion
by HalfManHalfTitanium » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:30 pm
The next day I did Ben Chonzie which I would very much recommend. Good path, great views and a LOT less stones than Schiehallion - https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=84988
by Sgurr » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Good for you for persevering in an unfamiliar environment. You followed the advice of a US friend of ours which was "If lost, go back to the top and wait for someone to come." Worked in his case in the pouring rain, but we were rather alarmed he didn't know how to get himself back home as he always seemed so competent, and is FAR fitter than us. We thought he could have waited for ever, but Schielhallion is always popular.
by Coop » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Welcome to the world of false summits. You'll get used to them and you'll soon know/ realise how far you have to go to reach a summit. ( whether it be from a map/ GPS or smartphone - hopefully a combination of more than one of these)
Enjoy your travels and may the views be with you
by jmarkb » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:19 pm
I would strongly recommend going on a one-day navigation course, which will equip you with the skills to use a map and compass, to avoid navigational mishaps like that and be safe and self-reliant in the hills.
by kevsbald » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:45 pm
by Graeme D » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:54 pm
by mamoset » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:18 pm