Felt like its been a while since I've been in the Aviemore area. Leff early and parked across from the reindeer centre. If id driven up to glenmore and parked on the left by the gate id have saved almost 2km. Hey ho - no rush today
Same start and part route as per Bynack Mor
And along past the green lochan ( I'll stop on the way back) and up to where the junction is.
Right turn here and folliw it to the bridge.
A couple in front had stopped and put on waterproofs. I thought about it and then just put the bergan cover over. More wind less rain today says me
On up the good path to where it splits again . Right for the Munro
left and the Corbett for me. Eventually my Tor/ barn comes into view. Looks close but its a fair wee way.
Over a sandy wee " island" on the 1st stream snd on the boulders on the 2nd.
Some Barns on the slopes of Bynack Mor are visible on the right.
It's pick a point time to head up the pathless wet hillside. There's a prominent boulder/ slab in front on the left. Drop short about100m of this and head up.
Big tor on the left is where I'm heading and the tiny cairn on top ( about 2 or 3 stones ). It must get blown over a lot , or washed away.
Wind picking up. Down the side for a minutes shelter, a piece and some snaps
And time to head back the same way - quite a few heading up ( to Bynack Mor I guess) and the wind was really picking up now. Glad it was on my back; it allowed me to jog once or twice and stretch the legs
good wee/ long walk. Along to the cafe /visitors centre and plot tomorrows hill from Braemar
Rough estimate for ascent
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