Ben Chonzie from Glen Turret

Munros: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 05/02/2019

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 18km

Ascent: 1120m

Having climbed Ben Chonzie from Glen Lednock, I decided to give it a go from Glen Turret.
Arrived at the car park at the dam at 08.00, the single track road up was a bit of a skating rink at times.
On the way I followed a very large cattle truck up which reversed into a farm road end, I thought he was going to get stuck on every bend, well done that driver.
Weather was quite pleasant at the dam, -2, sunny and sheltered from the East wind. ImageIMG_3910 Glen Turret dam at dawn by robert irvine, on Flickr
Lovely view up the reservoir, the water was very still with a thin coating of ice distorting the reflected views.ImageIMG_3911 Glen Turret reservoir by robert irvine, on Flickr
The sun was just rising over the horizon back down towards civilization.ImageIMG_3916 Sunrise down the glen by robert irvine, on Flickr
Crossed the dam and began walking alongside the reservoir, the track was a tad icy.ImageIMG_3918 Icy track by robert irvine, on Flickr
The views along the glen were lovely.ImageIMG_3920 Far end of Glen Turret by robert irvine, on Flickr
Climbed up the hillside towards Carn Chois, didn't see an obvious path, saw these two in the distance.ImageIMG_3921 Deer on the ridge by robert irvine, on Flickr
Once on the ridge you really felt the chill of a nippy East wind, began to cloud over a bit and the views from Carn Chois summit were not very good.ImageIMG_3926 Carn Chois summit, icy by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3928 Carn Chois to Ben Chonzie by robert irvine, on Flickr
The walk to the next top, Meall na Seide, was quite enjoyable. The terrain was frozen solid, must be a bit of a bog fest in warmer weather, and you were sheltered from the wind.ImageIMG_3929 Meall na Seide top on the frozen tundra by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3932 Meall na Seide top back to Carn Chois by robert irvine, on Flickr
The trek from here to Ben Chonzie was a bit more arduous, the snow was a bit deeper and you were back in the wind.
A little scramble and you are up on the summit ridge, boy was it cold at the cairn.ImageIMG_3934 Ben Chonzie summit, brrrrr by robert irvine, on Flickr
Walked a bit past the summit to get out of the wind for a cup of hot soup.
Followed the same route back down, it began to snow halfway there and then turned to rain.
Nice walk, weather could have been a bit better, still enjoyed it.

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