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Ben Chonzie - another misty walk

Ben Chonzie - another misty walk

Postby Grisu » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:50 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 10/07/2017

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 766m

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This is going to be a short report about another misty walk with no views but some interesting companions along a mysteriously veiled ridge and a silent witness at the cairn.
The start of the walk from the parking at Coishavachan

scenery on my way up

The long track provided easy going

some more scenery

Invergeldie Burn

Two walkers coming down

At the point where I had to turn left I met two walkers coming down. We had a little chat about the weather conditions further up and they reassured me that the line of fence posts would lead me directly to the top and that I couldn't loose the path. However, sometimes it wasn't easy not to loose the fence posts out of sight. From these two walkers I learned how to pronounce Chonzie :D
Now the walk began in earnest

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Looking back to the track

My shy companions

What a shame! They didn't want to pose

What a collar!

The line of fence posts

Short before the top a family and two other walkers appeared on the ridge but on the summit I was on my own apart from this little bird perching on the huge cairn. To me it looks like a dove, who knows better?
I wondered why it didn't fly away. I moved carefully around not to disturb or scare it because I thought it was injured or thick but I couldn't find any hints apart from the unusal fact that it didn't move away. I was tempted to take it with me but finally decided against, hoping and wishing the best for that little fellow.
My silent witness

scenery on my way back

Shortly I read the report of Graeme D Return to Chonzie almost 12 years from the Big Bang and he referred to a common opinion that Ben Chonzie is supposed to be a dull Munro good enough for beginners. Well it definitely was a dull day and for me as a beginner it offered me the opportunity to gaine at least some more experiences while walking in the mist plus another tick off. :wink:
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