Saturday, 18 June 2016


The Barns of Bynack
From a different angle
Finding some scrambling along bynack Mors ridge
The Barns
Beautiful sunny day
Strath Nethy and Bynack Mor
A glorious summers dayafter a cold, wet week here in The Cairngorms. The Western Highlands once agan seeing the best of any sunshine ths week. So a nice ridge of High pressure for everyone today (in The Highlands at least). It was an overcast morning but the sun was out by mid day and feeling very warm with not much of a breeze on the summits. Bynack Mor is one of the less visited big Munro summits in the area. Being isolated  and a relitively long approach it gets less visitors than the  central Cairngorm plateau. Cycling from the house in Aviemore it makes a great day out with good approach tracks and there is an excellent path virtually all the way to the summit. You can find some scrambling amongst the final summit ridge line to make it more of a challenge. The mountains finest feature and one that most folk who 'bag' the summit have probably missed out on is the 'Barns of Bynack'. This massive monolithic piece of granite protrudes out of the beautiful grassy plateau. It's well hidded ffrom the path up, yet only a 10 minute descent from the top. I usually go down here to escape the winds, but today it was a beautiful spot to sunbathe and pic-nic.  A glorious early evening cycle back. Smashing day out.

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