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Schiehallion

Munro

Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
Altitude
1083 m (3553 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
NN71395480
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
59 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Meaning
Fairy hill of the Scots
 

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

 Description
Schiehallion is a long singular ridge, lying approximately E to W, with its summit located nearer the W end. The lower slopes are heather clad and the flanks are steep, the S being craggy and the N stony with rock outcrops.

Due to its unusual shape, Schiehallion, has one logical route of ascent from the E (where there is a car park) onto the N flank of the ridge then up the crest of the ridge to the summit.

Given the good access path and the simple topography Schiehallion is the perfect introduction to hill-walking.

Hazards you may encounter on Schiehallion include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Schiehallion

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lawers
by Metcheck
Schiehallion Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Schiehallion
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
8.9 km
Glen Licht House
Kintail, Morvich, Invernesshire IV40
21.6 km
Secret Bothy
Killiecrankie
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Schiehallion.

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 Routes that include Schiehallion
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 745 m 10.03 km 3.5 hrs Schiehallion  A short route on easy slopes.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Schiehallion

 Baggers Gallery for Schiehallion

Great day on Schiehallion 29 June 2014

© Andy Thompson

Image by Andy Thompson

Hannah on Schiehallion summit ridge

© Richard Humble

Image by Richard Humble

Hannah (9) on Schiehallion

© Richard Humble

Image by Richard Humble

Hannah (9) descending Schiehallion

© Richard Humble

Image by Richard Humble
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James Corrigan
wrote on
May 22, 2011
Looked at doing Schiehallion for a while now but wanted a day where the crowds would be less.Stormy 4 season type day done the trick to a certain extent but still heeps of folk about and lots in White trainers and Blue jeans!The weather varied dramticaly every 10 minutes so it made things that bit more interesting.When you enter the boulder field, it will be with you all the way to the summit.How any one could walk that in trainers is beyond me.Maybe why we never saw the trainers brigade up there!A few Cairns on route, some big,some not.Steep final pull and a wee tiny Cairn marks the summit.Wind was very strong and it was hard to stay upright so off and down with some haste!
Paul Craigie
wrote on
May 30, 2010
Set off from the car park at 9.30. Bit dull be good conditions...Half way up....all change............Sub zero and howling winds! Brrrr.....Trundled on to the top, had lunch whilst waiting for frosbite to set in! On the way down we must have encountered 30 people on the way up, including an ill-prepared youngster with trainers and shorts!!! (see photo) as usual a great day was had..!
James Mcphate
wrote on
May 2, 2010
First at the top , started at 9.35am , very light dusting of snow , also some odd flakes of snow falling , remember this is the 2nd of May. On way back down must have passed about 60 people all heading up . nightmare... A GOOD MUNRO
Scott and Jackie Turnbull
wrote on
November 26, 2009
Early start so first on the hill. Fantastic walk with mixed weather and chilly and misty on top - just as I remember it being when climbed it at school many many years ago. Rounded off the day with a pint in Aberfeldy!
Andrew Blair
wrote on
July 21, 2009
Climbed with my girlfriend in the early evening of 18/07/2009 from B of F. Weather was initially warm but showery. The luxury of the new footpath didn't last all the way up! The ridge soon became a huge boulder field which got more coarse & difficult to walk on the further we got. We lost the path several times but we knew where we had to go! Summit cairn suprisingly insignificant for such a famous hill. Cloud level was about 1000m so no summit views. It was also now bitterly cold but we had enjoyed the views while they lasted. Keeping to the right seemed to make an easier descent. Nice hill.
 
 

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