Beinn Avon

April 2007

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Ben Avon (pronounced 'Aan') is most commonly ascended as an epilogue to a day on Beinn Bhuird, simply ascending from the Sneck (the col between the two mountains),to briefly stand on the summit tor then descend again.
No-one can truly claim to have climed Ben Avon until they have tackled it from the north-east, from Tomintoul or Corgarff, and thus experienced the full breadth of its huge summit plateau and the dozens of wierdly sculpted tors located there.

First sight of the Mountains
The Linn of Avon
Ascending Meall Gaineimh
Tors on the approach to 'Big Brae'
Looking west towards the Cairngorms
At Mulloch Lochan nan Gabhar, the main summit on the horizon
The massive tor at Mulloch Lochan nan Gabhar
Relaxing at the main summit - Leabaidh an Daimh Buidhe
180 Panorama from Summit

Potholes in the summit tor of Ban Avon
Ben a'Bhuird across the Sneck to the west
Clach Choutsaigh
Garbh Coire from Summit
Stob an t-Sluchd
Clach Bun Rudhtair
Lochan nan Gabhar