Ben Avon

Summary for Ben Avon

Ben Avon is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The Cairngorms as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Braemar )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1171 metres / 3842 feetNJ131018ArnBed of the yellow stag (Hill of the bright one)
LocationAccess
The CairngormsInvercauld Estate, tel: 013397 41224
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Details for Ben Avon

Ben Avon is a mountain in the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. The highest point of the massif, known as Leabaidh an Dàimh Bhuide (bed of the yellow stag) is classified as both a Munro and a Marilyn.

Ben Avon is a very large and complex mountain sprawling over more than 30 km². The summit plateau is dominated by granite tors, one of which forms the summit. From the broad summit plateau ridges lead in almost every direction, allowing access from Glen Avon to the north, from Beinn a' Bhùird to the west and from Gleann an t-Slugain in the south. To the west of the summit lies the massive corrie, Slochd Mòr, with its rocky cliffs, and the approaches from the south and west take you close to the corrie rim.

The most common ascent route is via the path in the deep glen that separates Ben Avon and Beinn a' Bhùird, or from Beinn a' Bhùird itself. The summit tor itself must be climbed in order to "bag" the mountain, though it is an easy scramble.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Ben Avon is Thirteen

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soc079 marked Ben Avon as bagged on Mon 26 Mar 2012
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Brian marked Ben Avon as bagged on Wed 21 Sep 2011
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billmyl marked Ben Avon as bagged on Fri 26 Aug 2011
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the_loon marked Ben Avon as bagged on Tue 30 Nov 2010
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reido_chris_@ho... marked Ben Avon as bagged on Sun 05 Sep 2010
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potace marked Ben Avon as bagged on Mon 15 Mar 2010
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gary marked Ben Avon as bagged on Fri 05 Mar 2010
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Tim Hawkes marked Ben Avon as bagged on Wed 16 Sep 2009
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grahammclaren marked Ben Avon as bagged on Mon 13 Jul 2009
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stu marked Ben Avon as bagged on Thu 14 May 2009
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Fhuaran marked Ben Avon as bagged on Mon 16 Feb 2009
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tony meeson marked Ben Avon as bagged on Sun 25 Jan 2009
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Milimut marked Ben Avon as bagged on Sun 21 May 2000