Ben Avon

Ben Avon

Infobox Mountain
Name = Ben Avon
Photo =
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Elevation = 1171 m (3842 ft)
Location = Cairngorms, Scotland
Range =
Prominence = "c." 197 m
Coordinates =
Topographic
OS "Landranger" 36
Type =
Age =
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First ascent =
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = NJ131018
Grid_ref_Ireland =
Listing = Munro, Marilyn
Translation = Hill of the bright one
Language = Gaelic
Pronunciation = peɲˈahɪɲ

Ben Avon (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Athfhinn) 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.


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