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Bynack More overnighter

Bynack More overnighter


Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon May 20, 2013 3:56 pm

Route description: Bynack More from Glenmore

Munros included on this walk: Bynack More

Date walked: 11/05/2013

Time taken: 6.2 hours

Distance: 22.4 km

Ascent: 750m

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After 6 days in Knoydart (see report here) basscadet and myself found ourselves having a pub meal in Fort Augustus on a wet Friday afternoon. The weekend forecast looked ropey in the west but ok for the Cairngorms. Therefore, rather than head home to put our feet up, we drove along the A86 to Aviemore where a proper bed and much needed shower were enjoyed in the motel.

We fancied another night in the tent and Seana had not climbed Bynack More so we decided on the usual out and back route from Glenmore Lodge, broken up with a camp by the bridge over the River Nethy. A little over an hour including the obligatory stop at Lochan Uaine brought us to the bridge where we pitched the tent and sheltered from a couple of passing showers before heading off to bag Bynack More.

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Lochan Uaine

This must be one of the easiest Munros to climb even with the distance involved and basscadet seemed a little disappointed the day was so short :? . I was less troubled :lol: .

The only obstacles on our 3.1/2 hour trip from and back to the tent were a steepish snow patch and the odd light hail shower. However, it was an enjoyable walk with the cloud above tops and good views to the east and north in particular :)

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Bynack More

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myself at the summit

We were surprised by the lack of other walkers and only saw two all day. We returned to the tent around 5pm and settled in for the usual loose routine of sleeping, eating and chatting. Of course we could have walked back to the car, but the point was to just enjoy being out.

Sunday came and the weather was similar - mostly dry and bright. There were a lot more walkers about and many passed our tent as we had a lie-in until around midday.

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Ryvoan bothy

An easy stroll back to the car was followed by some window shopping in Aviemore to bring our holiday to an end. Quite a contrast to the previous few days in Knoydart but an enjoyable weekend nonetheless :) .
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon May 20, 2013 4:08 pm

Good to hear it's one of the easiest Munros. Thinking about keeping this one for last. Did you not consider doing the neighbouring Corbett as well?
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby basscadet » Mon May 20, 2013 4:10 pm

I did.. Dougie wasnie keen lol :D
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby malky_c » Mon May 20, 2013 4:30 pm

On my last couple of trips up Bynack More I hadn't even intended to climb it at the start of the walk. Not a bad hill though.

Was reading your comments in the Tarf Hotel bothy book on Saturday night :D
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby Collaciotach » Mon May 20, 2013 6:27 pm

Not ventured to far East yet

Scared my nose might bleed :lol:
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby rockhopper » Mon May 20, 2013 8:28 pm

A good wee addendum to your Knoydart trip...and a lot easier ! The snow may well be receding at last but there still seem to be a number of patches which just seem to get in the way :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby basscadet » Mon May 20, 2013 10:46 pm

malky_c wrote:On my last couple of trips up Bynack More I hadn't even intended to climb it at the start of the walk. Not a bad hill though.

Was reading your comments in the Tarf Hotel bothy book on Saturday night :D


Mine, Dougie's or both? :)
Oh it was right cold and snowy when I was there! My inane, hypothermic ramblings cant make good reading :lol:

As for BM, I think that was why I was disappointed it was so easy and short, seemed there is more climbing in Clachnaben or Bennachie than this 'munro' :crazy:
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby basscadet » Mon May 20, 2013 11:02 pm

Collaciotach wrote:Not ventured to far East yet

Scared my nose might bleed :lol:


Wait till you get to mount Keen.. Your head will explode :shock:
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby malky_c » Mon May 20, 2013 11:19 pm

basscadet wrote:
malky_c wrote:On my last couple of trips up Bynack More I hadn't even intended to climb it at the start of the walk. Not a bad hill though.

Was reading your comments in the Tarf Hotel bothy book on Saturday night :D


Mine, Dougie's or both? :)
Oh it was right cold and snowy when I was there! My inane, hypothermic ramblings cant make good reading :lol:

As for BM, I think that was why I was disappointed it was so easy and short, seemed there is more climbing in Clachnaben or Bennachie than this 'munro' :crazy:


Dougie's from 2011. When were you last there? I missed that (was just skimming through, but it only went back to 2010).
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby basscadet » Tue May 21, 2013 9:23 am

malky_c wrote:Dougie's from 2011. When were you last there? I missed that (was just skimming through, but it only went back to 2010).


The one and only time was just last year.. :wink:
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=18409
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby Sarah86 » Wed May 22, 2013 11:28 am

Glad to hear this is an easy one, trying to find some easier munros this year to wean me in! Lochan Uaine always looks very appealing
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Re: Bynack More overnighter

Postby kevsbald » Wed May 22, 2013 9:19 pm

You and Seana are fair piling thru them now, Dougie. Hopeful for a Hibee win this Saturday?
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