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Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds)

Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds)


Postby Bod » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:26 pm

Route description: Bynack More from Glenmore

Munros included on this walk: Bynack More, Cairn Gorm

Date walked: 05/06/2012

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 19.5 km

Ascent: 1316m

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Valerie, Gavin99, Morecambe Monkey, myself and of course Ritchie (back out on the hill again after missing out on CMD arete), taking full advantage of a wee holiday courtesy of her Majesty :D :D :clap:

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A very fine and enjoyable walk for the four us, first passing by the amazing green loch (An Lochain Uaine) before climbing Bynack More. Fancied adding a variation on the return route, so headed southwest over A'Choinneach to arrive at the Saddle before ascending steeply up Cairngorm.

We had one car left earlier at the Ski Centre carpark which allowed for a final short drive back down to Glenmore Lodge to our starting point.

The photos describe well the story of our day spent playing on rocks, scrambling boulders and exploring the amazing Barns of Bynack.

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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby dooterbang » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:32 am

Always handy having 2 cars :wink:

Did this in winter and didnt see a thing so thanks for posting.

The Tors look good fun...The Green Lochan is fab.
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby iainwatson » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:33 am

nice one bod,looks like you all had a great day! :D

the first 2 pics look like you are abroad somewhere,stunning lochan! :D
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby BlackPanther » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:45 am

My favourite walk in the Cairngorms. Lochain Uaine is a magic spot :D
I'll have to re-do Bynack More some day, we climbed it on a very windy day and couldn't explore the Barns of Bynack as much as I wanted to. Always fancied scrambling to the top of these rocks :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:56 pm

Nice one Bod! God Bless Her Majesty! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby jonny616 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:40 pm

Two car shuffle always a bonus. Great photos 8)
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:52 pm

Great pics Bod, I think 'playground' was the right word there :lol:
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby soulminer » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:56 pm

Cairngorm-99,and Bynack Mor 100, thats what I remember about them- Apart from the most inclement weather :lol: Pretty crazy crossing at the outflow of Loch Avon on the way out :shock:
I'm with Black Panther on this one, need to revisit- preferably on a day like you had :lol:
Happy smiley people,proves it was worth it :)
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby Morecambe Monkey » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:05 pm

T'was indeed a grand day out Bod,the scrambly bits were great fun & the view down to Loch Avon with Ben Macdui as a backdrop will stay with me for a long time,simply awesome. :D
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:15 pm

soulminer wrote:Pretty crazy crossing at the outflow of Loch Avon on the way out


I did once think about that - but then sense prevailed and I thought better of it! :crazy:
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:43 pm

Stunning pics Bod.
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby mrssanta » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:03 pm

you always look like you are having a great time whatever the weather!
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby Hillwalker and Her » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:50 pm

Morecambe Monkey wrote:T'was indeed a grand day out Bod,the scrambly bits were great fun & the view down to Loch Avon with Ben Macdui as a backdrop will stay with me for a long time,simply awesome. :D

Great photo's Bod. Looks like you got the views like we did in Ullapool. That Morecambe Monkey doesn't half get around, he's great company, we met while walking up An Caisteal and Beinn A' Chroin earlier this year.
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:55 pm

A great day Bod - the tors look interesting from a distance but even better when you're in and around them. Love this whole area - we're up in Coylumbridge almost every summer for holidays. It's great when you get to see the Green Loch flat and calm and the view over Loch Avon is fabulous - cheers :D
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Re: Bynack More and Cairn Gorm (back to my early playgrounds

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:50 am

Another great day out for you guys :thumbup: I love the look of those tors, i'd like to camp up there and spend a day just playing about on them :D
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