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Re: Ben Avon From Tomintoul

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:47 pm
by Phil the Hill
Great pics, as always. I like the way the "winter" shot is captioned as being in May.

My route (some years ago now) was to cycle in from Tomintoul, leave the bike about where you did, walk up the glen and camp overnight by the Fords of Avon, then walk back over the 3 Munros to the bike. I then biked & walked back to the Fords of Avon from Linn of Dee the following day to retrieve my tent & overnight camping gear, not bagging any more Munros as the weather had turned and the route was longer than I had appreciated. This would make a more sensible route backpacking the gear back over the tops, but I used to go to great lengths to avoid that!

Re: Ben Avon From Tomintoul

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:28 pm
by Alastair S
Johnny Corbett wrote:Good stuff, i was up Ben Avon yesterday. Can you confirm the summit is the Tor to the left in your summit photo? We went up both the high Tors at the summit except Mo, but was just looking to confirm the one to the left is highest. Cheers :D


I couldn't tell to be honest. In my photo the one on the left is nearest the camera so it could just be the perspective making it appear higher. When I got there I thought it was the one on the right, so climbed that. The right one is certainly easier to get up and is the one with the trig marks on it. When I was up there they looked to be pretty much the same height. Next time I'll take a long plank & a spirit level :lol:

Re: Ben Avon From Tomintoul

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:05 pm
by kevsbald
Clach Choutsaich is stunning, isn't it Al? Another lovely report. Looking forward to your Assynt trips.

Re: Ben Avon From Tomintoul

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:48 pm
by malky_c
Nice :) . Looked at this last week but forgot to comment :oops: . I fancy a trip into the Cairngorms from that side sometime.

Re: Ben Avon From Tomintoul

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:40 pm
by rockhopper
Definitely my kind of trip involving a good cycle in/out :thumbup: Had originally looked at this approach but in the end opted to go from the west instead - think I need to have a go at this route in future - cheers :)

Re: Ben Avon From Tomintoul

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:09 pm
by Bod
Yes a lovely report there Alastair with a wonderful route and stunning photography :D :D :D
If you are off to Assynt, I most certainly look forward to those reports :D