Schiehallion (1083 m/3553 ft), August 2009
Eddie and Trevor
- Braes of Foss car park >
- John Muir Trust path onto Schiehallion's East ridge >
- Return by same route to Braes of Foss car park
Passing through the gate at the end of Braes of Foss car park.
Setting off - path at the start of the route.
Crossing a small footbridge. The lower slopes of Schiehallion leading onto the East ridge are in the background with the summit off photo to the right.
Looking towards Schiehallion at the start of the walk.
Schiehallion again - taken a little further along the path than the photo above.
Schiehallion (left) and Croc nan Aighean (right).
The path soon turns towards Schiehallion and the remains of an old building are passed.
Start of the zig-zag path on the lower slopes of Schiehallon. Looking back as we start to gain height.
Looking back down along the zig-zag track (taken from a little higher up than the previous photo0.
A 'seating area' is passed.
The path ahead disappears over the mountain side.
Path forward - somewhere up the mountain.
The East ridge, broad at first - once gained, the gradient eases. The boulder field leading to Schiehallion's summit (right of centre) is seen ahead.
On the boulder field looking towards Schiehallion's summit (behind the 'false' summit) - a few moderately steep, though not prolonged, sections are yet to come before the summit is reached.
On the summit (summit cairn sits slightly up and to the left).
Coming off: the view along the East ridge during descent, after leaving the boulder field.
An excellent, enjoyable walk on Scotland's 59th highest Munro (even with the lack of view from the summit, a few gusts of strong wind and rain for much of the descent) which took us a little under 4 hrs to complete (excluding about 25 mins. of non-walking time).