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Go wild in the country!

Go wild in the country!


Postby jonny616 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:55 pm

Route description: Bynack More from Glenmore

Munros included on this walk: Bynack More

Date walked: 02/06/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 787m

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Spending the weekend at the Glenmore campsite with the family. A stunningly beautiful campsite our pitch just in the woods on the shores of Loch Morlich. BBQ on the beach every night just fantastic.
I had one pass out for a walk so after advise from a pal Bynack More was the choice a nice easy one for my son who has not climbed a hill since last September & his pal who was camping with us. It would be his first Munro. Then the plan grew arms & legs & at 5pm on Saturday I find myself at Glenmore lodge caring amongst other things:- 1 three person tent, I sleep mat, 1 sleeping bag, Cooker, Gas, 3 tins of sausage & beans, bacon, rolls, pots & pans & 5lts of water. To be far the boys bags were a weight as well. :lol: :lol: :lol:
We had our first stop at the Lochan which is beautiful & then pushed on along the good track, over the bridge. Had another wee stop before ascending onto the broad ridge. Found a reasonably good spot at about 750 meters just before the very broad ridge. Tent up, beds made & essentials in my pack so the boys could carry on without packs which made them very happy. Along the broad ridge taking the old path which is a bit more direct. Once on the summit ridge there is a series of rocky tops which the boys scrambled about on until the summit cairn was reached. We then spent a while taking it all in & watching the sun go down. It was just stunning. Then back down for a very chilly night in the tent. It snowed & I discovered that in the ton weight of stuff I had no spoons or mugs, so we drank the beans & used the empty tins for mugs. Pure class!
In the morning I fried up the bacon for the rolls & we packed up the tent. It snowed on & off for about half an hour, but we descended quickly even with the heavy packs.
A great adventure for the boys & one which I am sure they will want to repeat.
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First stop at the Lochan
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On the track
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I love a bridge!
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Our spot for the night
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Heading for the summit ridge
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Start of the ascent
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locals checking us out
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rocky fun
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Bynack More Summit
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Looking back it still looks like day time
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Time for a cold night!
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Back at the Lochan
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:51 pm

Looks like you all had a great time :thumbup: and I do like the quality of light in your sunset shots. Love this area - we're up at Coylumbridge most summers, can't wait to get back up in July.

jonny616 wrote:I had one pass out for a walk
:lol: think you need to work on your buttering up skills...a whole weekend and only one pass :wink:
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby PeteR » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:04 am

Nice one :D Looks like you all had a great time. It's a great hill in a great area.

Can't wait to get my first wild camp under my belt, but think my two boys will just leave me to it :lol:
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby Jock McJock » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:39 am

:clap: Lovin the 'tittle' once again Jonny :clap: Looks like you had a great wee night out there. "Drank the beans", :lol: :lol: :lol: class right enough!
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:50 am

What a great tale jonny those boys will remember that for a very long time, drinking the beans and using the tins for mugs just adds to the enjoyment of it :lol: some beautiful shots too with the sunsets a clear winner :D
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby SusieThePensioner » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:32 am

That sounds a fantastic little trip, exciting for the boys! :D

Some lovely photos, Jonny, with beautiful light in them :thumbup:
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:50 pm

Quality, a trip the boys and you will never forget. :D
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby jimandandrea » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:09 pm

Cracking and memories they (and you) will always have. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:02 pm

[quote="jonny616"]
I had one pass out for a walk so after advise from a pal Bynack More was the choice a nice easy one for my son who has not climbed a hill since last September & his pal

Thats a great piece of advice your pal gave you jonny,great weather,nice & easy on the climb,nice wee scramble for the boys,stunning lochan,stunning views,wont get much better than that mate...........................is his name "limpey walker" by any chance. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby Tomsie » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:07 pm

Looks like ye got a nice night, even though a bit cold.

Will we see "Bean Tea" on the shelves in Tesco's
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby pigeon » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:31 pm

Great hill for the young team jonny,looks like they enjoyed :thumbup:
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby Bod » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:37 pm

A fantastic trip for you and the boys Jonny, great stuff! A wonderful place that won't be forgotten :D :D :D
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby jonny616 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:07 pm

rockhopper wrote:Looks like you all had a great time :thumbup: and I do like the quality of light in your sunset shots. Love this area - we're up at Coylumbridge most summers, can't wait to get back up in July.

jonny616 wrote:I had one pass out for a walk
:lol: think you need to work on your buttering up skills...a whole weekend and only one pass :wink:


I can see why you visit most summers. We will defo be back. I did manage to stretch my pass out over two days all be it one trip :lol: :lol:
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby jonny616 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:09 pm

PeteR wrote:Nice one :D Looks like you all had a great time. It's a great hill in a great area.

Can't wait to get my first wild camp under my belt, but think my two boys will just leave me to it :lol:


Cheers Peter. Unless you are a pack horse i would recommend an out and back route so you don't have to carry everything the whole time :lol:
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Re: Go wild in the country!

Postby jonny616 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:11 pm

Jock McJock wrote::clap: Lovin the 'tittle' once again Jonny :clap: Looks like you had a great wee night out there. "Drank the beans", :lol: :lol: :lol: class right enough!


Cheers Mark. I'm a classy guy :lol: :lol: :lol:
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