A fantastic day's hill walking up a Munro and a Corbett in the Cairngorms
Distance: 25.5km; Ascent: 1260m; Mainly dry but showery at times; Solo
There were many TGO Challengers staying in Aviemore last night, of which a fair few of them seemed to be at the bunkhouse so I had quite a sociable breakfast this morning :-) I had decided to delay my return to the northern highlands until this evening as I didn't fancy getting stuck in the roadworks over the Kessock Bridge during the morning rush hour! Therefore instead I decided to head for Bynack More in the Cairngorms.
|Trees in the Pass of Ryvoan|
|An Lochan Uaine|
|Heading east away from the Pass of Ryvoan|
|Bridge over the River Nethy|
|Looking NW towards Meall a'Bhuachaille|
|Looking S towards the upper slopes of Bynack More|
|Summit area of Bynack More|
|Beinn Mheadhoin, Ben Macdui & Cairn Gorm from Bynack More|
|Summit cairn on Bynack More|
|On the summit of Bynack More|
|Looking SSW from Bynack More towards Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Mheadhoin|
|Some of the Barns of Bynack|
|A Barn of Bynack|
|Looking down to Lochan a'Bhainne in the Lairig an Laoigh|
|Bynack More from Creag Mhor|
|Summit rocks of Creag Mhor|
As I ascended up the path a large group of teenagers with large backpacking sacks came the other way - I assumed that they were heading for an overnight camp somewhere further along the Lairig an Laoigh. Eventually I reached the large plateau on the north ridge of Bynack More, where I rejoined my outward route.
|Looking SW through the Pass of Ryvoan|
See here for my Social Hiking map from the day's walk.
N.B. 28/06/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 16/05/13 (from 24/05/13). Links to social hiking and hill-bagging also added.