After doing my best to pretend winter isn’t happening and hibernating in Edinburgh throughout January I resolved to get in about it and organise some days out up in the Highlands.
Been up at Glenshee Skiing and bagged Ben Chonzie (pronounced Ben Honzie, who knew!?) and An Socach over the past few weeks.
Ben Chonzie is a munro just through Comrie in the southeastern corner of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park and has the dubious accolade of Scotlands’ most boring munro. We did not think it deserved that reputation at all and on a winters day it makes a fine outing. Five hours return with 700m of ascent. There’s ridge line that looks out to the Lawers range which leads to the summit.
An Socach is in the southern Cairngorms about four or five miles north of the Glenshee ski area. Again made a fine winters walk, only 500m of ascent but what there is was steep! Once the height is more or less gained there’s an open wide rocky ridge which meanders to the summit for two to three kilometers