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Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)


Postby gman » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:44 pm

Munros included on this walk: Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 03/09/2014

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Been meaning to get these 2 done for a while - took a bike for Bynack More, boots and gaiters for boggy Geal Charn.

Bynack More
Time 3:40
Distance 23.5km
Ascent 756m



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Started from the Allt Mor car park, there's a path that improves as it joins the track from Glenmore.
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Bit of a climb to Ryvoan Pass but great scenery. An Lochan Uaine:
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Through the pass and turn east, can see the path leading to Bynack More.
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Footbridge over the Nethy, didn't last much longer on the bike as it got steeper and there are frequent drainage ditches.
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Looking back to Ryvoan Pass.
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Sron a' Cha-no
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Bynack More ahead.
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Rocky crest of the ridge has easy scrambling, looking back:
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Views from the cairn:
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Then back to the bike & back through the Ryvoan Pass.
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On the return I went past Glenmore on the better track, then tarmac road. Got to the car about 12:20, packed bike, had a bite to eat then headed to Garva Bridge. This is a great walk,cycle with good paths all the way and interesting scenery, next it's a boggy trudge :lol:

Geal Charn
Time 3.45
Distance 13.2km
Ascent 653m



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Took about 1:20 to pack, drive to Garva Bridge, unpack and set off. The single track road from Laggan has very little traffic and great scenery.

Over Garva Bridge.
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Landy track to the next bridge.
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Crossed the next bridge and should have gone over the fence soon after, staying near the banks of the burn. I followed the land rover track instead so had to cut across marshy ground. Muddy path to Geal Charn:
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Felt a struggle going uphill through the mud, I think an hour in the car made my legs think the walk was over so they weren't happy being back on the hills :lol: Hazy Ben Alder.
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Lessy boggy higher up, at last - the cairn!
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Then turned around and headed back.
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Garva Bridge again.
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Could have driven straight to the A9 via Dalwhinnie, but the Happy Haggis in Kingussie were advertising award winning fish and chips, so took a detour back there instead :D
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Re: Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby PerthAlly » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:13 pm

Gman

Good report. Long day out ?

I'm planning a Bynack More trip soon. In fact, the next sunny day I'm heading up.

Does a hike from Bynack More to Beinn Mheadhoin look feasible? Planning to start at Coire na Ciste car park. Looks achievable but a long slog. Just wondered how it looked to your eye?
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Re: Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby Silverhill » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:17 pm

Nice pictures there gman! :D I did Geal Charn in June and the path along the Feith Talagain wasn’t too bad. But it was clear that in wetter conditions it would be a struggle. I’ve still got Bynack More to do and am looking forward to it.
It would be rude not to sample award winning fish and chips! :wink: Can you recommend the place?
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Re: Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby gman » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:09 pm

PerthAlly wrote:Does a hike from Bynack More to Beinn Mheadhoin look feasible? Planning to start at Coire na Ciste car park. Looks achievable but a long slog. Just wondered how it looked to your eye?


Looks doable, but like you say there's steep climbing & descent so a tough day and best tackled with good visibility. Good luck! :D

Silverhill wrote:It would be rude not to sample award winning fish and chips! :wink: Can you recommend the place?


No, but I can recommend the haddock! (sorry, couldn't resist) Freshly made in a few mins, nice chips, crispy batter... :D
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Re: Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby Silverhill » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:16 pm

Silverhill wrote:Can you recommend the place?

gman wrote:No, but I can recommend the haddock!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby Rossco » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:33 pm

Looks like a good day out. Top work for going on two separate hills in the one day! :clap:

I like the look of that Bynack More, I think that's one I would take the bike up too. Looks like a good track most of the way.
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Re: Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby AnnieMacD » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:23 pm

That's great doing two trips in a day - no wonder your legs complained.

Your Munro map looks interesting - I think you are very methodical in your bagging! Lots of excitement awaits you :lol:
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Re: Bynack More, Geal Charn (Monadhliath)

Postby gman » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:42 pm

AnnieMacD wrote:Your Munro map looks interesting - I think you are very methodical in your bagging! Lots of excitement awaits you :lol:


I like 'interesting', unfortunately the map tells its own story of boring predictablility :lol: Still, like you say, there's a few special hills in the north west waiting to be bagged :D
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