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Braeriach - Macdui - Cairngorm - Bynack More Circuit

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:32 pm
by dannyblue
Ascending from Gleann Eanaich
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After a brief horizontal snowstorm we made the summit.
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Great views down the Lairig Ghru
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Looking back along the traverse from Stob Coire an t-Saighdeir
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Approaching the Devil's Point
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Corrour bothy the next morning
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Devil's Point from below
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Glen Derry
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Looking down on the Hutchison Memorial Hut
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Above Loch Etchachan
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Crowded on the top of Ben Macdui
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View back to the ridge of the first day
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For some reason I didn't take any pictures of Cairngorm or the descent down to Loch Avon.

Shelter Stone for the night
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Loch Avon
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Barns of Bynack and Bynack More
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The descent from Bynack More back to Aviemore
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Re: Braeriach - Macdui - Cairngorm - Bynack More Circuit

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:13 pm
by Josp1
I really want to see your photos and your story!

I do exactly the same route as you from Wednesday.

The snow is still strongly present it?

Have you tried ice ax and crampons?

Re: Braeriach - Macdui - Cairngorm - Bynack More Circuit

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:46 pm
by Josp1
And do you have some midges ?

Sorry for my English, im french :)

Re: Braeriach - Macdui - Cairngorm - Bynack More Circuit

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:03 pm
by dannyblue
Hi - it's a great walk. There were no midges. There is snow in parts and we didn't have axes or crampons. The snow wasn't a problem apart from the steep descent into Corrour Bothy. I lost my nerve on the snow and ended up scrambling down very steep rocks to the side instead. But once I looked back up I saw that if I had started a bit further to the north, there would have been less snow to cover and it wasn't too steep. Conditions may have changed again by Wednesday though, so it's worth being flexible.

Re: Braeriach - Macdui - Cairngorm - Bynack More Circuit

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:56 pm
by Josp1
Thank you for report !

Re: Braeriach - Macdui - Cairngorm - Bynack More Circuit

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:36 pm
by dannyblue
You're welcome. Photos added now.