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Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Ben Avon on foot the whole way


by steverabone » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:02 pm

Route description: Ben Avon via Gleann an-Slugain

Munros included on this walk: Ben Avon

Date walked: 09/06/2016

Time taken: 10 hours

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Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Postby 1Magnus » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:10 am

I never climbed those boulders either, and still ticked the hill off my list OK.

I don't climb summit cairns or trip points either, on other hills, so there!
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Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Postby Colin1951 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:36 am

Nice report! I did Beinn a’Bhuird that way, all on foot, in the late 80’s with the plan of going over to Ben Avon. However i was destined to spend 1hour 50minutes searching for he tiny summit cairn in the clag - box searches anyone? - and just retreated back from the Sneck instead. Great walk, and I didn’t fully appreciate how far it was til I did Ben Avon 3 years ago using the bike!
Loved your photos and your descriptive approach.
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Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Postby past my sell by date » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:43 am

1Magnus wrote:I never climbed those boulders either, and still ticked the hill off my list OK.

I don't climb summit cairns or trip points either, on other hills, so there!

I don't really mind you're not climbing the rocks but I'm sad that by dashing up to the Munro and back you missed 90% of what this fabulous mountain has to offer :( :( :(
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Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Postby 1Magnus » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:22 pm

No dashing up to it and back - I did have a leisurely picnic lunch sitting at the foot of the tor for about an hour! :D

(I just didn't want to break an ankle, since it was a solo walk, so no climbing up those rocks for me).
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Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Postby past my sell by date » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:28 pm

1Magnus wrote:No dashing up to it and back - I did have a leisurely picnic lunch sitting at the foot of the tor for about an hour! :D

(I just didn't want to break an ankle, since it was a solo walk, so no climbing up those rocks for me).

Yes but the summit is just one of about a dozen tors on that amazing plateau :D :D - all worth a visit
And I think to go and then come back the same way (if you did) is really a shame :( there are so many ways to reach it.
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Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Postby 1Magnus » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:26 am

I didn't come back the same way - I next went to Beinn a'Bhuird. Navigation around that summit a bit of a challenge on that day, but I got there in the end. A very enjoyable, leisurely, circular walk.
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Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Postby past my sell by date » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:59 am

1Magnus wrote:I didn't come back the same way - I next went to Beinn a'Bhuird. Navigation around that summit a bit of a challenge on that day, but I got there in the end. A very enjoyable, leisurely, circular walk.

Glad to hear that :clap: - yes Beinn a'Bhuird is a difficult summit to find in bad visibility - coming the other way we'd started down a few metres before we realised: the rather flat cairn is a few metres N of the path :lol:
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