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"Fair fa' yer honest Chonzie face"
by markthespark » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:13 am
Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock
Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie
Date walked: 28/11/2012
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 12.5 km
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Parked up at the old school house at Coishavachan in Glen Lednock on a sharp frosty morning and was booted and suited and away for 9am.
Easy farm track walking at the beginning as I steadily gained height, but with the excess water and frost, had to hug the edge as certain bits were sheets of ice.
Kept plodding along, soaking in the colours of late Autumn, till I reached the branch off cairn and headed across the snowy heather moor to the fenceline on the brow of the hill.
Followed the fenceline round, heading for the summit shelter and saw a winter hare, but it had bolted by the time I got the camera lens cap off.
Reached the shelter in just under 2 1/2 hours, quick cup of coffee, and cos it was a bitter cold wind, started to head back down.
Now, I've read reports of how Ben Chonzie is regarded as being a boring Munro to bag, but I was lucky enough to do it when the top 1/3 was covered in snow, and the fact that I was walking solo and had the whole place to myself ( monster sized arctic hares not included) made it even better.
Certainly wouldn't have done a tea-pot pose if I'd have had company
Ciao for now,
Nice report Markthespark. Excellent view of the Lawyers range they look great in the snow. Chonzie certainly looks better in the snow. And you didn't have to swim.
p.s. good to meet you at the weekend.
by markthespark » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:59 pm
That kinda sums me up pal
Nae swimming, but I did do a coupla "belly-flops" into available snow drifts......great fun...
Aye, was braw meeting up, still wetting myself laughing about the Bothy night....
by mountainstar » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:47 pm
So glad you enjoyed the Bothy night, shame you missed the Sat night, hope you liked the video (co-starring you )
by Graeme D » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:18 pm
by basscadet » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:57 am
I was saving this for winter due to the boring factor too.. but now it actually is winter, its still way down the list.. maybe next year
by The Rodmiester » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:01 pm