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Beautiful day on Bynack More

Beautiful day on Bynack More


Postby 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 km

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I've been waiting since March for my next holidays from work and finally they came around. I've been planning for a few months with friends to do some hillwalking and Bynack More was on my hit list. I'm fairly new to the hillwalking and reading the reports this was an straight forward climb to do, so this was the one.

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.

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Lochan Ulaine

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Lochan Ulaine


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.

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River Nethy

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Strath Nethy


We carried on at an easy gradient although we started gradually climbing as the steep peak loomed in-front of us.

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Bynack More awaits 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.

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Looking towards Ben Macdui

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Looking North over Moray

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The 4 of us at the top


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.

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Small barns visible from the peak

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Barns of Bynack

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Sean exploring

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Nearly there

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Time to go


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 :clap: 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 :)
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby hills » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:22 pm

Great report, lovely country around here, always a pleasure to visit the green loch as well. :D
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby gyles » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:08 pm

Thank you.

Yeah very fortunate to have the Cairngorms close by. I'm looking forward to doing more hill walks in the area. :)
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby Bod » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:04 am

It's a fun mountain is Bynack More. Glad you got a fine day for it :)
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:36 am

I love this hill, one of my all time favourites :D All these big rocks to climb and hide between... The Corbett Creag Mhor just next to Bynack More is just as nice. Not to mention Lochan Uaine and its magical green waters.
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby David-Main » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:08 pm

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.
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby 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.
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby skuk007 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:54 pm

Good report gyles, looking forward to doing this one eventually, those Barns look like fun. :-)
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby L-Hiking » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:13 pm

Ah..memories :lol: nice report, that lochan is beautiful
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Re: Beautiful day on Bynack More

Postby gyles » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:55 pm

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.
We're all from Forres. Yeah weather looks mixed for the Cairngorms, we're planning 2 munros for Saturday.
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