Ben Chonzie from Invergeldie

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Ben Chonzie recently appeared in an article entitled 'The 10 Easiest Munros'. I would like wholeheartedly to agree with this assessment. With the exception of the Cairnwell, which to be honest is about as close as you can get to stealing a Munro on the quiet, Ben Chonzie is the easiest I've done.

Now just because it's an easy Munro doesn't mean there isn't a great sense of achievement on completion (it's still a big mountain), nor great views because there are both down Glen Turret and over to the Ben Lawers range.

The classic Munroists' route has already been set out by Mike Taylor in his excellent Walk 1891. This route however, is a slightly less challenging one, particularly in terms of navigation, especially for people who want to get up into the high mountains but are worried they might bite off more than they can chew. There are no horrific cliffs and crags here, there are easily identifiable navigational aids all the way to the summit and it can be done in half a day, avoiding a long walk-in.

An 'easy' Munro this may be, but it remains a big mountain; appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn, especially in winter, when crampons and ice-axe should also be carried. Some basic navigation skills are also required, even with the navigational aids in place on the mountain.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Countryside


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, Munro, Wildlife