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1st Munro in a long time

1st Munro in a long time


Postby Sestda » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:19 am

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 12/08/2017

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

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Really enjoyed walk up Ben Chonzie. My first Munro in over 25 years and it was my daughter's first one ever so great occasion for us and hopefully many more Munros to conquer. It was a nice day but chilly at the summit. We thought this one would be an easier climb not really knowing how fit we both were and allowed 6-7 hours just in case we struggled but found it wasn't as hard as we imagined plus the good track for most of the 1st part helped. Once you leave the track to head to the summit, it's a bit harder and imagine even worse if ground is boggy. There was a lot of people climbing the hill so no problem navigating the right route although it might be different if you were on your own and not so good with directions like me as best way is not so obvious on the rough ground.
Seen a lot of comment saying it's a boring mountain however it might not be a spectacular hill, the views looking west and north were brilliant and got better each time we stopped for a breather then seeing great views east from the top. Lot of people on the hill and quite a few dogs too but I forgot how friendly and helpful hillwalkers are so it's great to back. We got down the hill feeling wee bit tired but not as much as we thought then headed to Comrie to celebrate my daughter's first Munro with a few beers with the very hospitable locals. Already started planning the next Munro.
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