Climbing Schiehallion

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Schiehallion is one of the best known Scottish mountains, very popular with walkers and easily visible from a number of viewpoints in Perthshire.  It was named by the Caledonii, who lived in Perthshire during the time of the Romans, known as the Fairy Mound of the Caledonians.

We've found it a good hill to climb early on in the year, just as the snow is melting.  By the end of March it's often possible to reach the top without any significant amount of snow.  We started from the usual place, parking alongside the track reached by following the B846 from Tummell Bridge, then turning off to the right towards Kinloch Rannoch and following the road for about a mile (to NN 752 557)

The path is well-marked, leading south-west towards the ridge of Schiehallion, then west towards the summit, and we came back along the same route.

View from near the starting point in late March, no sign of snow.

Closer to the top, there was a little snow remaining in gullys out of the sun.

 

View from the ridge towards Lochan an Daim

Another view from the ridge.

Some more views from the ridge of Schiehallion.

Once on the ridge, the grass and heather disappear, the climb levels out, leaving a gentle climb over small rocks to the summit.

From the summit, if the weather is good, there are excellent views.

 

 

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