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Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....


Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:07 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 28/09/2013

Time taken: 16 hours

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Munro Wild camp

Nothing Dull about this experience – let the video show you why Chonzie should never be described as Boring!! (skip first part and get to sunrise!)



This was a last minute decision to head on a wild camp as my family were all away on various missions, but I had to be back for 09.30am to get my little girl to a birthday bash! It was a smash and grab attempt 

My options were limited and the only Munro I could fit in was Chonzie. The forecasts were differing with most suggesting clag for Chonzie! I headed up the shortest route via Glen Lednock and reached the summit around sixish! The clag was in and there were zero views.
I decided to pitch the tent just south east of the summit on a nice shoulder. I had about an hour of daylight left so got set about getting the tent up. As I was doing so I didn’t notice the cloud starting to break up a little. It was a slow process but little by little I started getting more glimpses down into the glen – perhaps I would get lucky!!
I cooked up my tea and as dusk settled in and the sun dropped then so did the clouds and soon the cloud that was skimming over Chonzie had now dropped below me and I was experiencing a rather nice dusk inversion. The sky lit up with a million stars – rather good! Would it last till morning…

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I headed into my warm tent and had an ok sleep.

Woke at six – had a coffee and soon realised the sunrise would be great. I headed back to the summit and took as many shots as I could before my “get off the hill to pick up daughter for party” time limit expired!!
I wanted to stay longer as the sunrise was awesome (yes the clouds were really that pink!!). However I ended up having to leave the summit and ended up virtually running off the hill!! Got to car at 08.30 and even picked up the wee ones 15 minutes early. I then spent the day staining the decking and doing various chores!! Everyone happy- the beauty of a wild camp smash and grab attempt!!!

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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby heatheronthehills » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:14 am

Beautiful video - amazing sunrise! Must try a wildcamp sometime.
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby wilkiemurray » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:58 pm

heatheronthehills wrote:Beautiful video - amazing sunrise! Must try a wildcamp sometime.


Thanks Heather - I really just started doing this more frequently this year (done a few before) but is is really addictive - you can leave late and get home early and plus you get he best parts of the day - sunset and sunrise (if weather is kind :)
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby MG1976 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:35 pm

Right, I'm not quite sure how to put this, or how you'll take my comments.....

BUT

I'm getting a but fed up watching your videos. My parents always taught me that jealousy was not a good trait, and that's making me a bad person when I watch your videos. :-)

Another fabulous video, and a real talent you have there. Chonzie was my sons 2nd Munro, and we had a great day on this hill.
A very different take on an often under-rated hill. Thanks, again, for sharing your work.
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby rockhopper » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:26 pm

Superb as usual :clap: I'm with you - no such thing as a boring/dull hill, especially when you get this result - cheers :)
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:43 pm

MG1976 wrote:Right, I'm not quite sure how to put this, or how you'll take my comments.....

BUT

I'm getting a but fed up watching your videos. My parents always taught me that jealousy was not a good trait, and that's making me a bad person when I watch your videos. :-)



must admit that I do wonder if this is the case and did consider not posting them - however I then read the rest of your message - phewwww :) Glad you liked it Martin - off on holiday soon so you'll not see many more vids for a wee whileeee
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:44 pm

rockhopper wrote:Superb as usual :clap: I'm with you - no such thing as a boring/dull hill, especially when you get this result - cheers :)



Thanks Rock hopper - the gamble paid off this time :)
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby dogplodder » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:21 pm

Worth it to get those skies! :D
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby jwramsay » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:36 pm

Loved your video - wild camping rocks!
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby sneaks » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:29 pm

What tent are you using? I cant quite ID it :(
Pictures look amazing, Thanks.
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby larry groo » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:11 pm

Amazing piccies... love the pink sky!

Thanks for sharing.

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:28 pm

dogplodder wrote:Worth it to get those skies! :D



Thanks dog plodder :)
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:29 pm

jwramsay wrote:Loved your video - wild camping rocks!



It's great fun - wish he weather would improve! Was hoping to winter wild camp this year!!
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:30 pm

sneaks wrote:What tent are you using? I cant quite ID it :(
Pictures look amazing, Thanks.



Hi Sneaks - its a Scarp 1 from Tarp tent (US company) :D
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Re: Munro wild camp-smash and grab.....

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:31 pm

larry groo wrote:Amazing piccies... love the pink sky!

Thanks for sharing.

:clap: :clap: :clap:



Hunks - got lucky with sunset - wish I'd had more time to film but had to rush back home to collect kids .......
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