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Name:Ben Avon SW Top [Ben Avon South Top]
Hill number:543
Height:1138m / 3734ft
Parent (Ma):536  Ben Avon - Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe
Parent (SMC):536  Ben Avon - Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe
RHB Section:08B: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Moray (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, Spey
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Aberdeen Bay
Class:Subsimm, Deleted Munro Top
(sSim,xMT)
Grid ref:NJ 12597 01351
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:23m
Col:1115m  NJ128016  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL58S 404S
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Camped overnight on the summit of Ben Avon, sheltering from the wind and rain behind one of the smaller tors. Came back over here in the morning on the way to Beinn a' Bhuird. Solo.Dangerous Dave21/09/2017
Up from Stob Dubh an Eas Bhig. Climbed tor on the way. Solo.Dangerous Dave20/09/2017
SoloUisdean2512/08/2017
From Keiloch by bike along Gleann an t-Slugain, leaving bike ca 1km short of Slugain Lodge. Took paths to Sneck, then up over 1138m point to Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe (scrambled up two highest parts of tor), continued across plateau to West Meur Corm Craig, then East Meur Gorm Craig, returned over main ridge, past LDB and on t Carn Eas, and then Creag an Dail Mhor, descending E of Carn Eag Dhubh to the track to the S, followed that W to reach the Sneck path, then returned to Keilochkdbennett15/06/2017
Cycled from Kelloch to some way short of Slugain Lodge. Then a delightful walk up via The Sneck.dal14/06/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac08/04/2017
Climbed from Inverauld House Car Park, climbed via South side of Beinn A Bhuird, round to the North Top, down to the Sneck, then up and back to Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe, before returning to Invercauld via Slogain.gandrew16/08/2015
From Kelloch. With Gavin.MorecambeMonkey27/06/2015
A quick visit before the Tor of Ben Avon.Play2End27/08/2014
6 of 8: From Ben Avon.ChrisR21/06/2014
Long day with Dave Howard. Cycled from Invercauld to Slugain Lodge then walked to Sneck Ben Avon then Beinn a Bhuird. Snow on plateaus and gale force winds. Tops clear. Fantastic views.alexmaclennan15/05/2012
Keiloch - Gleann an t-Slugain - Carn Eas - Ben Avon - Carn Eas - Creag an Dail Mhor - Gleann an t-Slugain - Keilochdavidpettit8406/04/2012
self traversing all tops and summitsdavidsbatty15/08/2010
Company: Soloiandesbottes08/10/2009
Secound visit to Ben Avon, to complete the tops and Beinn A Bhuird. Cycled in on evening before from Invercauld. walked 33.5 km, climbed 1520m in 11 hours before returning.JamesSDonald23/09/2008
up from Glen guiseachan to the Sneck and then the final pull onto the plateau , saw an eagle fly below us as we stopped on this small top but didn't get the camera out in time ;-(torkm20/05/2007
Long walk back from Stob an t'Sluichd in increaingly sunny conditions. yorkie30/08/2006
Long day's solo walk from Invercauld, cycling to Slugainbarnz4801/07/2006
With Joel & Ian.Dangerous Dave24/01/2006
KeithByTheC12/08/2005
With Jeanette, camped near Ben Avondickscroop04/08/2005
on way to Ben Avon summit(qv for log)pwheeler06/06/2005
With Ashely, walked in from Invercauld completing Ben Avon + some Tops, abandoned walk due to bad weather, 35km, 1275m in 12hrJamesSDonald10/09/2004
From Invercauld by bike, windy, sunny and good views.iangalbraith10/06/2004
first ascent, solo, goc 04, climbed on way through to braemar from nethy bridge, stopped off in the bothy before my ascent from glen avon, via a ridge straight to the summit. camped in gleann an t-slugain, late.rum doodle 14/05/2004
with MoragRockhopper06/05/2001
With: kdji; Descended from Ben Avon summit Tor over this towards the Sneck which was surprisingly clear of snow but very deep both sides.Ian Baines29/04/2000
Top. Camped on wet evening by river someway below the Sneck. Climb to summit on a brighter morning the next day.Dugswell223/06/1997
CK, club SheilaS30/03/1997
Cycled Glen Quioch, walked in from below Ben Bhuird with climbing gear for Squareface. Raining though so bagged Ben Avon instead. With MVW / MTnordicstar14/09/1996
After the Sneck and on way to Ben A'an.Aye Jimmy24/07/1995
From Linn of Quoich on round of Ben Avon and Beinn A BhuirdPeterD25/08/1994
Ben Avon round, Carn Liath (1993 summit), Ben Avon and tops, Culardoch from Invercauld.Eddie08/07/1993
Winter tops from a camp in the glen with Alan, Mike & RobinChris Pearson02/01/1993
After camping with friends at Inchrory. I had reached Inchrory the previous day by getting a bus to Strathdon and walking from there. We left Inchrory at 07:20 on path to East Meur Gorm Crag, West Meur Gorm Crag, Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe. At SW Top I left friends and went over Carn Eas, Craig an Dail (Mhor and Bheag) and Carn Liath, down track to east to Keiloch where caught bus to Aberdeen, hence train to Stonehaven.pwbellarby24/05/1992
Cairngorm Club bus meet. With James Bellarby. From Altdourie via Gleann an t-Slugain, Clach a Clèrich, Ben Avon SW Top to Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe, the summit of Ben Avon. We returned the same way.pwbellarby21/04/1991
With Dave from Glen Luibeg after camping in Clais Fhearnaig. SS15/07/1990
Ben Avon and all tops, plus Culardoch and Carn Liath RHW17/04/1990
Big Trek contd.Colinmac200519/05/1989
Walked over this from Leabaidh and Daimh Bhuidhe towards Cnap a'Chleirich. Solo.bolton25/06/1988
Went over this Top when walking between Carn Eas and the summit of Ben Avon. See log for Ben Avon. (Solo)gerrybowes25/06/1988
Alone from Glen Luibeg in an anti-clockwise loop in 9 hours and 50 minutes (an hour and a half ahead of Naismith). SS03/07/1987
From Kelloch. On bike to end of forest. On track to open moor. At 600m a roofless ruin. Then to wide strath for 2 miles on very wet path and across stream. Nice gravel path across boulder scree. Over a snow bridge over stream. At 2800' heavy hail shower in my face. Steeply up over rocks moss and lichen and snow kicking to ridge. Steadily up to top to peer down the sneck, and up steadily to top. 14.15. to Ben Avon.arranc04/06/1986
*MacAoidh01/06/1985
On through trip from Corrour bothy to Faindoaran bothy. Great day. SS11/06/1984
From Glen Quoich and An Diollaid with Roy Fisher and Andrew (a runner). Hazy warm day, still. Bhuird N top then Cnap a Chleirich,over to Avon main summit, down from Sneck to glen and back. No top-bagging today. Andrew took in B Bhreach and Chaorainn tooniallp10/07/1983
CS, JMY Uisdean2527/04/1980
cachristiso126/05/2018
clanbonham05/05/2018
Tartantraveller14/04/2018