Schiehallion - 15th June

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Schiehallion - 15th June

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Schiehallion - 15th June

One of the most recognisable hills in Scotland, Schiehallion offers excellent views on a good day. Having a conical shape it was used in “The Schiehallion experiment” an attempt to weigh the earth in 1774. They mathematically sliced the hill into sections and from here were able to estimate the mass of the mountain and in turn the mean density of the Earth. This experiment also resulted in the map contour features we know so well today.

There is a good path up the hill then the terrain becomes more rocky but easy enough.

This walk will be led by George who is a regular up this Munro.

  • Total distance approximately 11km.

  • Total ascent: 740m.

  • Duration 5-6 hours.

Meet up details and kit requirements will be sent nearer the time.

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