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A fine day on Ben Chonzie

A fine day on Ben Chonzie


Postby Pelter99 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:06 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 24/09/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 12.8 km

Ascent: 931m

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As in line with most of the reports I found this hill anything but boring. For someone looking for a relatively easy walk with a gradual ascent then Ben Chonzie certainly fits the bill. Its certainly nothing like any of the Monros I've climbed so far with its large flat summit with multiple cairns dotted here and there, ( Can anyone tell me why so many cairns?).
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After the previous two weeks walking over pretty heavy ground its was a pleaseant change to be walking up a decent path. As described in WH the walk starts off on a well defined road leading onto a pathway.
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Surprisingly the hill was realatively quiet for most of our walk, we only met one guy at the summit who had come up from the creiff end stating that the walk up from Invergeldie was boring, (each to their own I suppose).
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As with most of my walks since taking up hill walking this year we were fortunate to have decent weather for most of the walk.
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby Frogwell » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:55 pm

Pelter99 wrote:( Can anyone tell me why so many cairns?).

They're grouse butts
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby Graeme D » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:15 pm

Pelter99 wrote:As in line with most of the reports I found this hill anything but boring.


Well said Pelter99!!!!! :thumbup:
Pelter99 wrote:
we only met one guy at the summit who had come up from the creiff end stating that the walk up from Invergeldie was boring, (each to their own I suppose).


Hmmm, not sure it's the route that's boring! :?
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby Pelter99 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:08 pm

Frogwell wrote:
Pelter99 wrote:( Can anyone tell me why so many cairns?).

They're grouse butts

Thanks Frogwell.
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby Pelter99 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:10 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:
Pelter99 wrote:As in line with most of the reports I found this hill anything but boring.


Well said Pelter99!!!!! :thumbup:
Pelter99 wrote:
we only met one guy at the summit who had come up from the creiff end stating that the walk up from Invergeldie was boring, (each to their own I suppose).


Hmmm, not sure it's the route that's boring! :?

You might be right there Graeme! :lol:
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:45 pm

Jings Pelter, what a cracking day!

I did this one with zero visibility, great to see such fab photos :lol:
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby ChrisW » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:09 pm

Nice pics Peter, good to hear another report of this hill that doesn't write it off so easily - I'm with Graeme on this :D
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby Pelter99 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:39 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Jings Pelter, what a cracking day!

I did this one with zero visibility, great to see such fab photos :lol:

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Thanks Polly, it really makes all the difference if you get the weather.
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby Pelter99 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 pm

ChrisW wrote:Nice pics Peter, good to hear another report of this hill that doesn't write it off so easily - I'm with Graeme on this :D

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Thanks Chris.
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby PeteR » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:27 pm

An underated hill Ben Chonzie. I really enjoyed my fday on this one recently. Some great pictures there too :D :D
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby MarilynMunro » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:34 am

I think the pro- Chonzie camp maybe getting ahead here.
Looks like you had a really nice walk on a good clear day, well done.
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby Pelter99 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:51 pm

MarilynMunro wrote:I think the pro- Chonzie camp maybe getting ahead here.
Looks like you had a really nice walk on a good clear day, well done.


Definately Marilyn!
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby MG1976 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:33 am

I agree, Pro-Chonzie all the way.
Ideal "starter hill", and anything but boring. Boring is a refelction on yourself, in my book.
This was my eldests 2nd Munro.
We had a blast when we did it, but we did great weather.
Good weather always helps.
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby smudger71 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:44 pm

I think the kinder description is that the route up along side Loch turret is the more scenic of the two, if slightly longer. The summit views are great due to the hills location and clearly they are the same whichever way you climb the hill...it comes down to whether you are an approach person or a summit view person...

myself, i do favour the loch turret approach, recognising that the other approach is easier and shorter so is not without merit!
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Re: A fine day on Ben Chonzie

Postby rockhopper » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:12 pm

Nice one - went up by the loch and enjoyed the day as well but you got much better views :thumbup:
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