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Ben Chonzie - a couple of milestones

Ben Chonzie - a couple of milestones


Postby Dunfie » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:28 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 08/06/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

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I should have wrote this report a few months ago as it was a walk that marked a couple of milestones. It was my daughter Gemma's first munro and also Cameron's 20th. Also, as a consequence of being Gemma's first munro, it was the first time that we had managed to climb a munro as a family which was cool.

Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock was the choice as it would introduce Gemma to climbing munro's but not be too demanding. We were also lucky with the weather.

Start of the Walk at the carpark
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Gemma getting off to a flyer
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Its not the most exciting walk ever so there were times when keeping Gemma motivated was important. However on the whole she did manage to

Following the landrover track
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There is a small cairn that marks the path to left that leads up to the top.
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Once Cameron and Gemma got a sniff of the summit they were off to get there before their slow parents!
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The money shot.
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Nice views to the Lawers range in the north.
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On a nice day it is really enjoyable to be out in the hills however if I go up Ben Chonzie again it will be from the Glen Turret side.
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Re: Ben Chonzie - a couple of milestones

Postby LaurenAlexandra » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:26 pm

Congrats on wee Gemma's first Munro! :clap: Looks like it was a nice day for it, too!
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Re: Ben Chonzie - a couple of milestones

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:29 pm

Dunfie, great to see all the family out enjoying the hills. :clap: rather that stuck inside behind a computer game or the like. Hope it's the first of many hill walks for the family, well done. :D
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