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My first Munro!

My first Munro!


Postby dickens96 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:38 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 13/09/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 931m

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Did it! One of my targets for the year.

No photos I'm afraid - it was fairly misty all day and the views from the top were very hazy. I might post some later once I've processed them. I was a bit dismayed when I got to the parking place (after getting lost despite satnav - I must learn to research the journey as well as I research the climb!) as it was full of a large noisy group. Walking is something I like to do on my own and in peace - its my form of mindfulness - so I hoped that they werent going to spoil things. However I set off before them and soon had peace with only a few other walkers on the path - the group must have headed elsewhere.

I use the route described here - its steep in places, particularly after the turn-off by the cairn, but its pretty clear all the way up to the shelter at the summit. Most of the way is on a hill-track - I'm never keen on these as they are not easy to walk on in my experience, especially downhill if its steep - it's like scree.

Shame it was so hazy - there must be some great views on a clear day.

I came back via a slightly different route - cut off an a path from the summit to the end of the hill track. I wish I'd gone up that way as after the steep track it levels off and would have been a straightforward stroll over a flatish ridge to the summit following the line of the fence.

Now need to decide on No. 2!
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby tomyboy73 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:43 pm

well done :thumbup:
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby Silverhill » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23 pm

Congratulations on your first munro! :clap: There is plenty of choice for number 2! :wink:
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby chickadee » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:08 pm

Congrats! That was my second but I did the usual same-old route so I still have that way to try!
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby dickens96 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:49 am

Thanks to you all. Yes starting to research which one to do next. I chose Ben Chonzie as it is the closest to where I live. I might do Ben Lomond - luckily I work from home and am my own boss so can often wangle a day out during the week when there might be less of a queue to follow!
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby SecretSquirrel » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:51 pm

Congrats on your first!

Hope you get some nice pics on your next :D
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby AnnieMacD » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:23 pm

Congratulations! I know how great a feeling it is to get to that first summit. Hope there will be many more to follow.
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby jonny616 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:55 am

well done :clap:
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby PeteR » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:58 am

As others have said, well done. I must admit I enjoyed this hill, despite it not always getting rave reviews from some.

And the good for you is..........281 left to choose from :D
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby scottishkennyg » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:18 pm

Congratulations..hopefully you catch the bug and get up some more and get some quality images too..
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Re: My first Munro!

Postby larry groo » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:15 pm

1 Up!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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