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Bynack More


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1090 m (3576 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
54 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Big cap

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  36   Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Bynack More is an elongated conical top orientated N to S on the E margin of a high plateau that supports two other peaks Bynack Beag (964m) to the NW and A' Choinneach (1017m) to the S . Most slopes leading to the plateau are fairly steep and there are some rocky outcrops.

The normal ascent routes are from the N via the crest of Bynack More's N ridge, or from the Saddle overlooking Loch Avon via the SW ridge of A' Choinneach. Either way it is a longish walk in.

Hazards you may encounter on Bynack More include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 Crags within 1km of summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Mheadhoin
by Metcheck
Bynack More Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Bynack More.

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 Routes that include Bynack More
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1010 m 21.66 km 6.5 hrs Bynack More  A moderate length route on track/path and easy slopes.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Bynack More

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Myself being totally serious on the summit of Bynack More 23rd October 2015 a day later the place was white

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

Jorja at the summit, in a bit of a chilly breeze. March 2013.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

On top of Bynack More 26th August 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

On Top of Bynack More 26/05/2012

© Steve Marlow

Image by Steve Marlow
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Bynack More and Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]
by David McSporran
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by James Lamont
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by Geert Gritter
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by Philip McLoone
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by Douglas Mason

Post a few words about Bynack More or read what others have had to say.

Leon Mooney
wrote on
August 11, 2009
Climbed on 8/8/09. This was my first of three climbing days in the north. On the way to Inverness I stopped at Glenmore Lodge and took the path past An Lochan Uaine towards Ryvoan bothy, where I had been a couple of years previously to climb Meall a' Bhuachaille. Took the right turn and headed for Bynack More - an excellent but fairly long walk. The summit boulders were impressive and it was unfortunate that I was too tired to go onto the barns. Clear weather meant great views at the top and a fine day out.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
This excellent mountain makes for an easy day's walk from Glenmore Lodge. This was my first full winter climb and I would reccommend it to those who are looking to start winter walking with everything that goes with it. We were lucky to have superb weather and your camera will be used to the max. The whole route in deep snow etc. took 6 hours.
Craig Shaw
wrote on
August 26, 2005
Good hill, made more fun by climbing it in gale force winds with two nights gear on our backs as part of a mountain proficiency course. Came in from the north and carried on down the east side into the glen to camp at fords of avon. Stunning views south and the barns make a good photo oppurtunity!!
Peter Lang
wrote on
July 19, 2005
Excellent walk on tracks and interesting views, of centre of cairngorms. From summit if weather is good, it is possible to continue on and include Beinn Mheadhoin and Cairngorm in superb circuit taking 10 hours, good idea to leave a bike at Coire Cas car park to speed descent to Glenmore Lodge.

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