Halloween saw my g/f and friends head to Faskally for the the lightshow and spend the weekend at Tummel bridge. I decided to join them on the Sat and on the Sunday as they slept on I went to climb Schiehallion, a hill I have long wanted to do.
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It was misty when I left Tummel Bridge but did not take long to leave the mist behind in the valley and find Shiehallion basking in the early morning sunshine.
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Arriving at the empty car park just after 08:00 it looked like I had the hill to myself.
And this is how it turned out. I never saw a soul until I was making my way back down
On the way up I had some fanastic views of the Tummel Valley filled with a duvet like layer of cloud and clear views to the north & east.
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Higher up the hill on the ridge leading to the summit I had the good fortune to view the effect known as the "Brocken Spectre" where your giant shadow is cast onto clouds below with stunning hallow effect round the head.
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Just before I reached the summit
my boot sole decided to part company with the upper but after a bit of a bodge repair using my scarf I was able to continue to top out with no further problems.
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by 13:30 I was enjoying a pint in the Strath Tummel Hotel looking back at Schiehallion with its summit now shrouded in mist... all in all great day on a great hill.