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Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Bynack More and Bynack Beag


Postby BethAtTheHug » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:36 pm

Munros included on this walk: Bynack More

Date walked: 22/06/2010

Distance: 20 km

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Parking up at the end of the road near Glenmore Lodge I thought I recognise that van, it's Mr Walkhighlands. Didn't see Paul out on the hill though I did look.

The track through the Pass of Ryvoan is fabulous. I love the lichens on the trees and have spent far too much time previously stopping to take photos. This time I had a different mission. Bynack More is a fair way for me, 10km, with a good bit of ascent too, and rough rocky tracks to negotiate.

I made a quick stop at the green lochan for a snapshot. An Lochan Uaine. It really is that colour.
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I turned right as the track forks and headed along east for a short bit as it skirts Creag nan Gall, before turning south east for the now erased Bynack Stable.
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Looking back Ryvoan bothy stands below Meall a Bhuachaille.
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On went the sunnies, it was going to be a very warm day.
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I crossed the now alone bridge, no stable for company here.
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The Land Rover track ends, and the path begins. So does the climbing! Bynack more on the horizon.
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To my right is Strath Nethy.
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Ahead a gently rising ridge...
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...onto a plateau with the barely noticeable 818m top.
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Bynack More's north ridge looks intimidating but isn't too bad at all. The worst bit is the loose eroded bit at the bottom which turns more rocky as you climb.
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Looking back at the 818m top!
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From up high you can see the Fords of Avon path crossing the peaty ground of Coire Odhar.
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The ridge continues.
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Middle of the gorms.
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And then it I'm at the top and looking down on the Barns of Bynack. I didn't visit them this time, left so as I have something new to see next time.
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Cheesy photo of me by the cairn.
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After a bit of lunch I fancied heading over to Bynack Beag, I could then traverse off it round the head of Allt a' Choire Dhuibh and make back for the 818m top again. So this is Bynack More from Bynack Beag.
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I kept looking at the view to Cairn Gorm and friends.
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Then it was time to start the long walk home. To find a few people before me had the same idea and there was a handy path.
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And a wee patch of snow.
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The col and Bynack Beag.
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Trees in the Pass of Ryvoan, although I think of it as Glen More.
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Another brilliant day to finish my trip with.
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby mountain coward » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:24 pm

I think you were lucky with the weather making Lochan Uaine look green - I've never managed to get a decent photo of it as I seem to usually have grey skies so the lochan ends up that kind of colour instead :( Great photos!
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby Graeme D » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:19 pm

Nice report and good to see BM in nice conditions. I'm still waking up in a cold sweat at the memory of doing this route in atrocious conditions back in March with Kev. :(
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby Paul Webster » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:54 pm

Mountain Coward wrote:I think you were lucky with the weather making Lochan Uaine look green


My shot from the same weather and day doesn't look very green :(

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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby BethAtTheHug » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:07 pm

I you want to use any of my photo's Paul...! :) Seriously I wouldn't mind, just tell me which ones. I can also point you at the full size images so you can crop/resize to you hearts content.
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby magicdin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:50 pm

poem time again
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby malky_c » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:56 pm

I've seen that before. Was it in an article by Irvine Butterfield somewhere, about the lost Cairngorms bothies? What was I reading?
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby Paul Webster » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:08 pm

It is posted on the door of Ryvoan bothy
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby malky_c » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:14 pm

Heh, I gathered that, but I've never read it there. I'm pretty sure it has been reproduced in an article or book. (To be fair, it has probably been reproduced in a number of articles and books).
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby magicdin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:17 pm

malky_c wrote:Heh, I gathered that, but I've never read it there. I'm pretty sure it has been reproduced in an article or book. (To be fair, it has probably been reproduced in a number of articles and books).


I'm sure I've seen it in different books - the copy I posted is from
"Poems of the Scottish Hills"
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Re: Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Postby Paul Webster » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:18 pm

:oops: Didn't see that it said that on the poem
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