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Ben Avon is the easternmost of the high Cairngorms. This extraordinary mountain has a vast plateau stretching for miles and dotted with an amazing array of granite tors. One of these forms the summit, requiring a short scramble.
Altitude: 1171 metres
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Other routes and challenges
Very fit walkers could include the ascent of Beinn a' Bhuird from the Sneck on their return, descending via Càrn Fiaclach to regain the route back.
There are many other possible approaches, although all are long. Perhaps the finest is via Strath Avon from Tomintoul. A stalkers' path leads up from near the Linn of Avon and enables many wonderful granite tors to be visited en route to the summit.
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Users' walk reports for Ben Avon
There are 3549 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Avon. They have contributed 82 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.