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Ben Chonzie

Ben Chonzie

Postby Kendo37 » Sun May 06, 2018 4:13 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 06/05/2018

Time taken: 4.3 hours

Distance: 14.6 km

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We walked this on the 5th May 18, cloud cover was very low first thing in the morning and stayed that way throughout the walk. It just wasn’t going to lift, maybe one day I’ll get the views from the summit.

I am by no means an experienced walker but I have already experienced what can happen if you are not prepared with past walkers and other groups. It just drives it home that you don’t take anything for granted and make sure you know your route. I would split the route into 3 sections with the first and last sections easy as you are guided very well by being on the road/track in the first section and in the third by the old iron fence post to the summit. The section crossing from the road to the plateau is where it can go wrong and did for a group in the cloud cover. Fortunately they decided to turn back rather than push on and get lost however we met them and guided them onto to plateau where they carried on to the summit.

I will be back on this Munro at some point when the weather is to be better just to experience the view rather than the pea soup of the clouds
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