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Bynack More

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:02 am
by late starter
We had overslept which was annoying. However, as it looked a great day and after checking the weather forecast of the day we decided we would still go for our planned walk for the day by taking our bikes so we would make sure we were back before it was dark. Great idea! Started off at Glenmore Lodge with the bikes, passed Lochan Uaine (Green Loch) - wow was this amazing.
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At Lochan Uaine (Green Loch) not far from the start at Glenmore Lodge on the bike
We cycled quite a good way in which was a godsend at the end. I think this report will be more pictorial as we took many many pics en route. I must say a HUGE thank you to the guys who are working so hard upgrading the paths.
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workmen hard at work to benefit us all

We were blessed with great weather and a must for all those who go to this fabulous mountain is you MUST MUST MUST go to the Barns of Bynack - AMAZING. My hubby who did a geology degree was in his element and I (yawn yawn yawn) listened to all his lessons of day - however, I DID find them astonishing!
I was getting excited when we were approaching the summit ..... only to find this was NOT the summit, nor was the next, or the next!! Please, please take the effort to go further than the summit to the Barns of Bynack as you WONT be disappointed. Here are a 'few' of the pics of the day. This was only my 5th Munro so I am still very naive and not into all the jargon as yet. I just LOVE the adventure.
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Ryvoan Bothy in background
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Lovely stream en route
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Views en route - stunning
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great paths
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Arty shot
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lovely clear skies
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awesome
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Sgorr Gaoith in backgroud?
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Me at the Summit of only my 5th Munro Happy Happy Happy!
It is well worth carrying on from the Summit to the Little Barns of Bynack - amazing - really not to be missed.
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Little Barns of Bynack - truly amazing
, if you carry on to your left which is not in view from the Summit is Barns of Bynack which is out of this world - not to be missed
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Approaching Barns of Bynack
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Barns of Bynack
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lovely rainbow
. We were at the Barns of Bynack for longer than we expected as we found them fascinating , the result was the sun was beginning to go down - we did get down before it got dark with the thanks of our faithful old bikes.
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Love this
Lesson of the day is to set our alarms!!

Re: Bynack More

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:23 pm
by skuk007
Nice report, I guess with that username oversleeping is inevitable :lol:

I've seen lots of reports from others saying the granite "Barns" are a must so I will definately be including these when I get around to this one. Did you take the opportunity to practice your scrambling moves for future Munros? :)

Re: Bynack More

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:32 pm
by late starter
skuk007 wrote:Nice report, I guess with that username oversleeping is inevitable :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: that is very clever - never thought of username with that comment! :) made it up as I am a more mature person and being a 'late starter' for doing Munros :)
I've seen lots of reports from others saying the granite "Barns" are a must so I will definately be including these when I get around to this one. Did you take the opportunity to practice your scrambling moves for future Munros? :)


Yip, you really must go that bit further to the Barns - they really are fascinating - my hubby was in his element. I have been looking for an easy one for this weekend as weather meant to be quite good - off on a cruise next week so be good to get another one before hand - am I saying that confidently?? Mmmm - not confident! I am pleased I have done 5 since April though.

Re: Bynack More

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:26 pm
by ChrisW
Great effort late starter and some beautiful pics to share too - if there's a lesson in this story it has to be ......stay in bed a bit longer and take your bike :wink: :lol:

Re: Bynack More

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:51 pm
by late starter
:lol: Ha ha Chris re bike - I know its cheating a bit but we did more walking than cycling (I think :) ) No way I would be able to cycle it or push the bike up, was enough just getting myself up! :D I was in heaven - thanks for your comments re pics.

Re: Bynack More

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:47 am
by Graeme D
Nice one. As you say, the Barns are a bit special! :D