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Ben Avon & Beinn a'Bhuird

Ben Avon & Beinn a'Bhuird


Postby mountainboy12 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Route description: Ben Avon via Gleann an-Slugain

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Bhuird, Ben Avon

Date walked: 14/09/2013

Time taken: 10.5 hours

Distance: 38 km

Ascent: 1380m

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We started at the Invercauld Estate Car Park at 6:20am and we had started walking down a private road for a very long time. But we were walking at a pace so we were walking fast. We got to the Slugain Lodge (ruin) in 1hr 50mins and thats 5 miles into the walk :). We walked right round the side of Beinn a'Bhuird then round the side of Ben Avon up to The Sneck. On the right was Ben Avon to the left was Beinn a'Bhuird, we done Ben Avon first. We walked up the steep path going up to the plateau walking to the highest tor where the summit of Ben Avon is. We got to the summit of Ben Avon (Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe) in 4hrs . We came back down the steep path back to The Sneck and then up the steep path to Beinn a'Bhuird. We got on the Plateau and walked to the summit cairn of Beinn a'Bhuird but the good thing is Ben Avon was in the clouds and Beinn a'Bhuird wasnt :D. we got the summit of Beinn a'Bhuird in 2hrs from Ben Avon. we walked to the South Summit too. After that we just walked all the way back to the car park :).

Lochnagar
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Slugain Lodge
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Glen Quoich
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Coire na Ciche
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Looking back
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Me at a waterfall with Hamish
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The Sneck
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Looking down at The Sneck
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Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe
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Me at Ben Avon summit
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Summit view
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Back down to The Sneck
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Heading up Beinn a'Bhuird, Ben Avon behind
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Slochd Mor tors
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Heading across to North Top
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Beinn a'Bhuird North Top
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Bloodhound Buttress and Coire an Dubh Lochain
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Cairn Toul & Angels Peak in the distance
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Me and Bynack More behind
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Beinn a'Bhuird South Top
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Heading back down
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Re: Ben Avon & Beinn a'Bhuird

Postby PeteR » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:33 pm

Well done on ticking these two off :clap:

A long walk, but you got yourself some good views there :D Well done :thumbup:
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Re: Ben Avon & Beinn a'Bhuird

Postby rockhopper » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:49 pm

That's a big trip but well worth it - well done. :thumbup: You get a real feeling of the vastness of the landscape up there as well as a wee climb on the tors - cheers :)
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Re: Ben Avon & Beinn a'Bhuird

Postby riverlodge » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:27 am

good pics and report. got these in my sights so nice timing, cheers.
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