Ben Avon

13th April 2021

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Another stunning day – Cold in the morning though with lots of ice on the tracks and paths first thing. High pressure is set to hang around for tomorrow as well so another settled day has been forecast. I decided to get high today and went up Ben Avon – The view across on to the Beinn a’Bhuird plateau showed that there is still a fair amount of snow up there. The old snow-ice remains firm especially on the shady Northerly aspects – Softening slightly on the South aspects in the very strong sunlight.

Small cornices and evidence of single point releases on the South facing aspects of Coire nan Clach, North Top, Beinn a’Bhuird


Garbh Choire, Beinn a’Bhuird. Shady North facing aspects holding snow.


Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe, Ben Avon (1171m). Translates to “Couch of the yellow stag”. Sadly didn’t see him today….


Long shot to Lochnagar and The Stuic from Ben Avon


Still a reasonable amount of snow on the Beinn a’Bhuird plateau. Looking over the Garbh Choire to North Top Beinn a’Bhuird from Ben Avon.

Comments on this post

  • tim
    13th April 2021 7:19 pm

    Thanks for the amazing work and pics you all take .Have my fix every day

  • roger
    13th April 2021 9:13 pm

    Re. your trip to Macdhui yesterday, a number of years ago I ventured there from Glenshee, well from Linn of Dee by bike to just beyond Luibeg bridge and then skinned up Sron Riach to the summit. Excellent cover and good snow provided an enjoyable descent back to the transport. A big day but worth the effort. Ah memories – to be young, keen . . . and fit! Thanks again folks for your efforts and information this winter. Let’s hope for more normal access to the hill next winter.

    All the best


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