Bynack More and Cairn Gorm

Summary for Bynack More and Cairn Gorm

Bynack More and Cairn Gorm is a route in “The ” region / range which is located in the area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 4:25 am
Sunset 10:08 pm
17 hours 42 minutes(s) daylight
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Route points for Bynack More and Cairn Gorm

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH9970074064° ENE1.74 (1.74)Start from lower car park head across rough heather moorland
NJ01300810100° E0.51 (2.25)Just south of Point 737 drop down into Strath Nethy
NJ0180080067° ENE0.83 (3.08)Cross the Garbh Allt. It flows into 2 seperate streams, both are easy to cross
NJ02580829143° SE2.04 (5.12)Ascend upto Bynack Beg over thick heather eventually leading to sandy path
NJ03750662123° ESE0.48 (5.6)Climb over bouldery ground onto rocky summit where is near the southern end. From here contiune south past series of granite tors
NJ041063174° S0.75 (6.35)The summit Bynack More - 1090 ( metres)
NJ04200560251° WSW0.31 (6.66)After the "Barns of Bynack" head for a rather wet col
NJ03900550223° SW0.97 (7.63)From the col head over A'Choinneach
NJ03210482193° SSW0.43 (8.06)from A'Choinneach drop down to reach the Saddle
NJ01840331266° W0.34 (8.4)The Saddle give a commanding perspective of the Carngorm massif & munros summits across Loch Avon.
NJ01500330306° NW1.21 (9.61)From "The Saddle" follow parh past steep slabs, once cleared head west onto summit marked with cairn & weather center
NJ005040263° W0.63 (10.24)The summit Cairn Gorm - 1244 ( metres)
NH99910399312° NW0.29 (10.53)Fiacaille a'Choire Chais
NH99700420334° NNW1.97 (12.5)Head down to the Ski Centre
NH98900600346° NNW0.92 (13.42)Finish at Ski Centre follow road back to lower car park
Munros covered on Bynack More and Cairn Gorm
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
6 1244 Cairn Gorm Blue cairn like peak Cairn Gorm
54 1090 Bynack More Big cap Binnack More