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Ben Avon

Route: Ben Avon via Gleann an-Slugain

Munros: Ben Avon

Date walked: 26/09/2011

Time taken: 10 hours

Ascent: 1197m

Started the day with a surprisingly sunny morning at about 8.30
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and for a change all 4 of us was attending the start of the walk was very cheery and easy going with a few twists and turns on the way aswell as a few pleasnt water features
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that had to be negotiated and caused the wife some concern as she forgot her boots and done this walk in her ugg boots :shock:
After a bit of confussion with the directions to get to the Slugain ( where yer told to turn left or right at the fork but there are a few forks that are not on the directions ).
we finally got to the well named fairy glen which ais a great place for a rest well sheltered and well hidden in the middle of the more rugged terrain
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after a wee break it was time to head off again to find ben avon and when the glen opened up the view was very pleasent which was enhansed by the still shining sun.
then we got to the path also known as the sneck which was probably the steepes part of the day so far
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which brought us up past clach a'clerich 9 the large boulder seen from the foot of the sneck.
as we appraoched the bealach at the foot of ben avon we stopped to view the Slochd Mor wild
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which in a fine day is an amazing view .
so off we climbed up the side of Ben Avon to the top where could see the huge tor of Leabaidh An Diamh
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it was a welcome sight and a great wonder how these are here on this landscape and we rested theree for a while and enjoyed the views and took a couple of pics
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after a well earned break we decide to head of home which was a rather quick feeling walk( well for us as jessie the jack russel was getting a bit tierd )
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as you can see and arrived back at the car at about 7.00 and didnt take long for Jessie or Kevin to fall asleep on the back seat but all in all it was a great day with great weather and recomend it to anyone who wants to give it a shot

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Comments: 4



A LONG DAY

Attachment(s) Munros: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar
Date walked: 18/07/2011
Distance: 32km
Comments: 4
Views: 2571


Beinn Glas , Ben Lawers

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers
Date walked: 05/07/2011
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 930m
Comments: 1
Views: 2220


schiehallion ,to the summit and back..

Attachment(s) Munros: Schiehallion
Date walked: 04/07/2011
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 753m
Comments: 3
Views: 2979


ben vorlich & stuc a' chroin

Date walked: 07/06/2011
Comments: 1
Views: 1018

get out and climb


Location: Aberdeen
Activity: Rambler
Mountain: mayar
Place: up in the munros
Gear: rucksack
Member: none

Munros: 36
Sub 2000: 4



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2011

Trips: 5
Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 2880m
Munros: 9


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Last visited: Jul 25, 2012
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