Date Saturday 23rd October 2010 Location Map
Start Location Layby on the A84
Weather Overcast at first leading to blue skies
Distance 6.5 km
Time Taken 4 hours 30 minutes
Ascent 690metres
Accompanied by Kev, Sharon and Milo
Corbett Count Beinn Each
Peaks Climbed Beinn Each
Cold and snowy on the summit of Beinn Each

Cold and snowy on the summit of Beinn Each

You would not need a calculator to add the number of Corbetts I had climbed so the opportunity to join Kev and Sharon on a Saturday morning jaunt up Beinn Each was an offer that could not be refused. The weather was grim as I drove towards the Kincardine bridge but the forecast promised something better late in the morning.

I noticed that a couple of the higher Ochill peaks had a layer of snow so was interested to see what the bigger peaks near Crianlarich would look like. I drove through Callendar and met up with Kev and Sharon at the layby on the A84. It was just Milo and myself today. Inca was recovering from an operation so Emma was staying at home.

We headed up the path that leads to the farm and into the forest. As we left the forest there was a decent view backwards of Ben Ledi and as we pushed higher up the clouds began to break and patches of blue sky appeared. Milo was having a great time running up and down and as we approached 700 metres, we hit the snow. Nothing major, just a smattering on the surface but winter had arrived! By the time we hit the summit, the wind had dropped and we spent a good thirty minutes chilling out and admiring the amazing views. A leisurely walk back to the car and I was back in Dunfermline for 2pm :)
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Date Sunday 10th October 2010 Location Map
Start Location Braes of Foss car park
Weather Low cloud and misty
Distance 10 km
Time Taken 3 hours 45 minutes
Ascent 859 metres
Accompanied by Emma, Milo and Inca
Munro Count Schiehallion
Peaks Climbed Schiehallion

Dogs in the mist!

Two mountain marathons and fell running had put paid to any hiking action in September so I was eager to get in the hills in October. Feeling fully rejuvenated after a week relaxing in Cawdor we decided to hike up Schiehallion. Emma had not done any big peaks for over a year and Milo and Inca had never climbed a Munro so a nice easy peak was the order of the day. The weather forecast looked promising, low cloud with the possibility of an inversion above 900 metres.

We set off from the Braes of Foss car park and headed up the well defined path. As we pushed upwards the cloud got thicker and I was not optomistic that we would get the inversion that MWIS had promised. The dogs where having a great time and there were no problems navigating over the rocky section towards the summit. By the time we reached the top the mist was thick and the wind was pretty so gusty so we did not waste any time hanging about.
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