Saturday, 3 January 2015


Meall a' Bhuachaille & Stac na h-lolaire from the upper slopes of Bynack More
Nice views of Meall a' Bhuachaille & Strathspey
Summit views over to Beinn Mheadhoin, wind scoured tops
The summit cone of Bynack More looming ahead
Rimed summit rocks

Thankfully the temperatures have dropped dramatically. On New Years day it was plus 6 degrees on the summits, the next day it was minus a lot! Today was no exception as the trend of cold weather has continued. Today Karen and I had clear skies and a biting NW wind with gusts of around 60mph on Bynack More. The glorious blue skies made the wind bearable today as we enjoyed the great views. The main Cairngorm plateau looked like it was in cloud most of today, as is often the case Bynack More usually gets clear tops being isolated from the main plateau and further east. I don't think I've ever been up Bynack More when there has been no wind. There were a few parties who turned back and so it was quiet on the top. The eastern slopes and corries have been filled in with the blown snow, ridges clear and some ice and lower tracks and paths are icy too. Full winter gear a must!

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