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Re: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice

Not much to add, but I had to bail out from camping at Etchachan to A'an in July a few years ago due to the wind so A'an is definitely a more sensible camping spot at that time of year. Also the path from A'an up the coire to Etchachan isn't great, very loose in places. Not ideal, particularly desc...
by Choccy
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice
Replies: 6
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Re: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice

If the river crossing is OK (easiest at the Fords of Avon, but even there can be dangerous/impossible after heavy rain), then climbing Beinn Mheadhoin from the NE would be OK. There is a wee band of steep ground below Sron Ghorm, but this can be avoided to either siode. Loch Etchachan is nice spot ...
by Choccy
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:21 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice

I think you would need to go round the loch-it’s probably too steep to go direct! I would be tempted to cam at Loch Etchachan with the option to bail out to Hutchison’s if the weather turns. Plenty spots to camp but maybe not as nice as Loch A’an. From Loch Etchachan, Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm...
by Choccy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice

Hi all, I'm seeking a little clarification on a planned route for a hike in early November. I've scoured these forums, OS map and Komoot trying to work out as much as possible. So I'd originally planned to get the train up to Aviemore and stay somewhere on the Sunday night, as the train doesn't get ...
by Choccy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Cairngorm bus times???

Bynack More https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/bynackmore.shtml would perhaps be a good option - starts from Glenmore where the early bus stops, has a good track to follow in the dark to begin with, the navigation is quite straightforward and it is easier to escape from in poor weather than...
by Choccy
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorm bus times???
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Cairngorm bus times???

I see no reason not to trust the Stagecoach website! If you use those buses, you will need to be prepared to walk for at least the first hour in the dark, and by the end of November it will be dark again by about 4.30pm. You are quite likely to encounter full winter conditions on the hills in Novem...
by Choccy
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorm bus times???
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Cairngorm bus times???

Hi all, I'm looking for some real world advice as I'm not 100% sure I trust the web. I'm looking to do a trip to the Cairngorms in November, as I'd thoroughly enjoyed my trip in August, and would like to explore more. I'm planning a full days hike, but not sure about getting to Glenmore or Cairngorm...
by Choccy
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:32 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorm bus times???
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Unexpected sunburn on Macdui-Braeriach horseshoe

Great report from your walk, I did the 4000's on the same day and can verify how bad the midges were. We stayed in the bothy on the Sunday night, it was a mission using the toilets, I think everyone in there left it as long as possible to go before bed. We did the scramble down from Macdui, and foun...
by Choccy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:27 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Unexpected sunburn on Macdui-Braeriach horseshoe
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Ben Macdui route help

Looks like I'm missing out on a fabulous weekend of weather, the forecast looks pretty close to what I'd hope for in a perfect world.

I hope some locals get to enjoy those mountains this weekend.

Leigh...
by Choccy
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Macdui route help
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Corrour bothy?

Caberfeidh that sounds like my kinda place, I'll add some additions to the pack, just to leave for others in emergency.

I'll definitely check the day that I walk to see if it's open, if not then knowing there are flat areas will be fine.

Thanks for the excellent information people...

Leigh.
by Choccy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrour bothy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Corrour bothy?

Thanks for the quick replies. The tent will be definitely getting used then. I'll have to wait to break my bothy cherry.

Are there any areas that are more sheltered within distance of the bothy. Not that my tent should need it, but every little helps.

Leigh.
by Choccy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrour bothy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Corrour bothy?

Hi all, my planned route on 7 November will see my overnight stop at the area of the Corrour bothy, so I have a couple of questions, as I'm a bothy virgin. Is the bothy just a turn up and use, or first come first served etc. I'll be taking a tent, so will there be places near by to set up. Also as I...
by Choccy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrour bothy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Ben Macdui route help

Thanks for the replies, I'm fully aware of the daylight (or lack of) hours. I'm liking the look of the reverse route that maremalin posted, this would allow for an early start of the Saturday, and better/easier escapes on the Sunday if needed. I'm not completely new to the hills, and I'll be fully p...
by Choccy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Macdui route help
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: F10 MTN 2 footprint

Have you tried contacting Vango customer service? I was thinking about one for the F10 Makalu 2 and contacted them direct. They got back to me next day to let me know they didn't do them that size/shape and directed me to an ebay site 'vango camping recycled' to see if anything suitable came up the...
by Choccy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: F10 MTN 2 footprint
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Ben Macdui route help

Essentially the cairngorm 4000rs then with an extra top. Doable in a day so your two days plan seems fair enough. May as well tag on the devils point for all the extra ascent it requires once you ascend up from corrour. Thanks prog, yeah I'm hoping that'll not add much time, but I'm sure it'll be a...
by Choccy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Macdui route help
Replies: 10
Views: 1309
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