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Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)


Postby Collaciotach » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:10 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 12/01/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

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Co dhui ..... who said this is a boring hill ?

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An rathad suas


A' mach air Disathairne ann Siorrachd Peairt ... A grand day out in Perthshire on Saturday ,cold ,frosty ,a few snow showers and a snow line

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An cu ann an t sneachd


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Frasach an t sneachd


...and sun eventually

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Carn


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Sealltainn


Bha an gaoith laidir agus gle fhuar ... the wind on the plateau was stiff and very cold though we soon reached the cairn

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Air a mhullach


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Sealltainn a Tuath ... Beinn Labhair


Sealltainn math gu dearbh .... great views indeed

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A 'Grian


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Lochan


S'tuil leam Siorrachd Peairt agus Braigh Albainn ... I ve always had great days out in Perthshire and a favourite haunt for me , Beinn a Choinich was just grand.

No boring hills here in the Gaidhealtachd :wink:

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Sgothan agus Grian


Cheerie an drasda
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby robertphillips » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:45 pm

well done colla great wee hill this, :) gets so much bed press.
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby gedme » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:52 pm

Looked good walk for winter. Did this last year rained all day always meant to go back see what it is like in winter.. May well think about it now after seeing your report cheers. :D
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:03 pm

What a difference a wee drop of snow makes to a mountain! Nothing better than walking in hard crusty snow with a bit of blue sky above! :)
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby Bod » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:25 pm

Nice one Colla, enjoyed this one too.....had some interesting mini whiteout sections over the last couple of km to the summit, then a fine cuppa at the cairn :D :D :D
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:43 pm

robertphillips wrote:well done colla great wee hill this, :) gets so much bed press.


Howdo Robert :D ..... aye a grand wee hill .talking of which your running out of rounds a bhalaich :D
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby Big Jesper » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:33 am

nic pics and loked a great day out. Could you do this hill without crampons or would micro spikes do with the conditions that you had. Cheers.
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby basscadet » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:44 pm

Aye, its a fine hill, I really liked it - even the bog was fun :D
Looks better with a dumping of snow right enough though ;)
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:30 pm

Big Jesper wrote:nic pics and loked a great day out. Could you do this hill without crampons or would micro spikes do with the conditions that you had. Cheers.


In those conditions I did not need either however I had them with me ,always best to take both in Winter as the ground changes very quickly and a wee skite can end in disaster
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby wilkiemurray » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:35 am

always enjoys my jaunts up my local hill Chonzie- too much bad press for this wee cracker :D

nice photos - looked a wee bit breezy up top :D
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:21 am

Oh this hill looks so much better in your photographs than in mine!

Really gorgeous with a layer of snow on it and some fabulous views.

Definitely not a boring hill, especially when you follow the fenceline back and don't realise you're following the wrong one until 10 minutes later! That gave me a wee fright that day!!!
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby Mountainlove » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:44 am

Great report...have been keeping this hill for winter (and keep forgetting it) Thanks to your report it just moved to my list of first hill to climb in 2014 :D Need to get out soon!!!
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:12 pm

Been up this twice but first time didn't summit as had to return due to getting pelted with hail. Second time was better but windy so not boring for me. :wink:
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby Scotjamie » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:20 pm

I also enjoyed this hill...good 'striding' country
As they say there is not such a thing as a boring hill .....especially with such a great report and pics as this :clap:
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Re: Beinn a Coinneach (Chonzie)

Postby Sarah86 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:08 am

Lovely set of photos, looks lovely covered in snow.
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