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Bynack More and Meall a'Bhuachaille

Bynack More and Meall a'Bhuachaille

Postby Broggy1 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:33 am

Munros included on this walk: Bynack More

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a'Bhuachaille

Date walked: 29/07/2017

Time taken: 5.15 hours

Distance: 23.3 km

Ascent: 1301m

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We'd booked into the Youth Hostel for Friday night on account of the forecast (although it turned out to be miles better) and it seemed as good a place as any to start the walk to Bynack More on the Saturday.

The Hostel basically screams at you to climb Meall a'Bhuachaille while there and a quick check on the map suggested that it wouldn't add many miles to the walk to do so - only a fair chunk of ascent. Decision made.

Good weather on the whole with showers never really reaching where we were but a stiff and cold breeze on the Munro summit.

Excellent tracks on both hills made for good progress (and an easier day for tired legs after yesterday).

An enjoyable walk.

1 Clilmbing Meall a' Bhuachaille.JPG
The climb to Meall a'Bhuachaille is waymarked through the forest before bringing you out on it's final slopes

2 Meall a' Bhuachaille summit.JPG
Meall a'Bhuachaille summit

3 Loch Morlich and stormy Cairngorms.JPG
Looking at Loch Morlich and stormy Cairngorms

4 Clearer to the North and Bynack More.JPG
It's clearer to the North where we are heading though

5 Descent to Ryvoan Bothy.JPG
Descending to Ryvoan Bothy

6 Excellent track.JPG
We messed up and tried to take a direct line from the path at Ryvoan Bothy to the other path heading up Bynack More. This is wet and rough and it would have been far easier to just follow the tracks round and not take the short cut.

7 Valley.JPG
Looks wet down Strath Nethy

8 Summit now ahead.JPG
An initial climb brings you to the plateau with the summit structure ahead

9 Cairn on Bynack More.JPG
Bynack More

10 Looking North.JPG
Looking North

11 Descent.JPG

12 Meall a' Bhuachaille again.JPG
Meall a'Bhuachaille ahead again

13 Green Loch.JPG
We visited An Lochan Uaine on the way back. A popular spot and warm enough for people to be swimming!
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