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Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide (Ben Avon)


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1171 m (3841 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
17 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Bed of the yellow stag (Hill of the bright one)

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  36   Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide is the highest top on Ben Avon, which is a very large and complex mountain sprawling over more than 30 square kilometers.

The summit plateau is dominated by granite tors, one of which forms the summit, but it is an easy scramble.

From the broad summit plateau, ridges lead in almost every direction, allowing access from Tomintoul to the N via Glen Avon, from Beinn a' Bhuird to the W and from Gleann an t-Slugain in the S. To the E of the summit lies the massive Garbh Choire with its rocky cliffs and the routes from the S and W take you close to corrie rim.

Hazards you may encounter on Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Mheadhoin
by Metcheck
Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide.

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 Routes that include Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1437 m 33.50 km 9.5 hrs Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide  A long route on moderate slopes. Route on summit plateau is on southern rim of steep cliff,, therefore, careful navigation required particularly in poor visibility.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide

 Baggers Gallery for Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuide

Andrew law Striking a silly pose on top of the tor on Sunday 13the July 2014

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

Wee Fern and ma self on the top of Ben Avon (no ropes for the dug, just a wee push in the right direction) 6th Aug 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Ben Avon on the 27th July 2010

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Camp site at 3734 feet between Ben Avon and Beinn a Bhuird


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Graham Ellis
wrote on
September 4, 2008
Car Park is now up to £2.50 per day. The path now extends beyond the waypoint at NO11289903 (near Clach a' Cleirich) to avoid erosion, and does a zigzag via NO11189917 before returning to the northerly path. Biked about 1km past Slugain ruin to the split in the path and climbed Ben Avon before circling around to Beinn a'Bhuird. All the tops in cloud unfortunately. Quoich water quite high, but just managed to cross without getting feet wet. The point where the paths split off if you are going clockwise is not very obvious.
Peter Lang
wrote on
July 9, 2007
Invercauld estate now built car park and toilet at Keiloch - costs £2 to use - excellent facility and good to see plenty of evidence of spending proceeds on paths as stated. 2nd visit my 100th munro first time around accompanying John this time.Cigar and brandy coffee to celebrate in lea of the wind after tor surfing on the summit. superb day out.

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