Beautiful day on Bynack More
by gyles » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:27 pm
Route description: Bynack More from Glenmore
Munros included on this walk: Bynack More
Date walked: 24/07/2012
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 19.5 km3 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The forecast on MWIS promised a decent day, sunny intervals, clear peaks, gradually becoming more cloudy into the afternoon. Couldn't wait to get started.
We left Moray at 8, arriving at Glenmore at 9. The 4 of us set off at good pace, coming across fairly soon Lochan Ulaine which was glorious with its turquoise blue waters.
We spent a good 15 minutes admiring the Loch and moved on. The sun was blaring down and we were feeling the heat as early as it was in the morning. Pressing on after taking the Braemar turning we hit the River Nethy looking inviting to jump into.
We carried on at an easy gradient although we started gradually climbing as the steep peak loomed in-front of us.
After a good climb we pulled ourselves to the top, for a well earned lunch. We had a slight haze in the sky but couldn't complain at the brilliant views over Moray and the rest of the Cairngorm range to the west.
Well since we were here we couldn't miss the Barns of Bynack. We headed South to the small barns and headed East from there, and sure they were there. We had a good clamber about them, exploring the way to the top. We had a great time.
We had a good 30 minutes climbing about the Barns then headed back up the peak and down the path again. Overall it was a great day, a good walk with the perfect weather. Full credit to MWIS for having the forecast spot on This was Sean's 1st Munro so he was fairly chuffed at the achievement and didn't scare him off from coming back for more.
We were tired and weary at the end but found our way back to the pub for a pint or 2. Looking forward to the next adventure this weekend as we tackle Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui.
Thanks for reading
by hills » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:22 pm
by gyles » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:08 pm
Yeah very fortunate to have the Cairngorms close by. I'm looking forward to doing more hill walks in the area.
by Bod » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:04 am
by BlackPanther » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:36 am
by David-Main » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:08 pm
by jmarkb » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:00 pm
BlackPanther wrote:The Corbett Creag Mhor just next to Bynack More is just as nice.
Lovely, isn't it: feels quite a remote spot. A really nice trip is to park at Glenmore, get a lift (or the bus) up to the ski car park, go up Fiacaill a' Choire Chas, down Coire Raibert to Loch Avon, past the Fords of Avon, up Creag Mhor and back to Glenmore via to top of Bynack More and Ryvoan.
by skuk007 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:54 pm
by L-Hiking » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:13 pm
by gyles » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:55 pm
We're all from Forres. Yeah weather looks mixed for the Cairngorms, we're planning 2 munros for Saturday.David-Main wrote:I am planing this munro at the weekend weather permiting.. does'nt look good so far.. rain, im also fae Moray - Elgin , where you lads from? I have also recently started hill walking.