Tag Archives: Loch Avon

Covid dreams 20: The breathtaking places

There are some places that are simply breathtaking. Loch Avon, in its deep, rocky-sided trench, is one of them. From most approaches it appears suddenly: a jewel in a perfect setting. There are so many viewpoints around the cirque of … Continue reading

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Covid Dreams 15: Glory and madness

It’s hardly seasonal but what the heck. This must be close on 30 years ago but I remember still how blown away we were by the sheer, in your face glory of it all. I don’t recall why we weren’t … Continue reading

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Walk out in the rain

I love the photo at the head of this post. It was one of several I put in a Facebook album and it was the one that got all the likes. Now the camera it was taken on was nothing … Continue reading

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Under the summer snows

At last – the fabled ice tunnels of the Feith Buidhe slabs. It was a long journey. About a month ago I’d been over in that area with a friend and climbed from Loch Avon to the plateau and Carn … Continue reading

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A ramble on the Loch Avon Slabs

You won’t find the name in any map or rock climbing guide book, but Loch Avon Slabs is a name that deserves to be heard more often. It’s an easy scrambling route described in Ronald Turnbull’s excellent Cicerone guide, ‘Walking … Continue reading

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Fords of Avon Refuge to be refurbished

Nice to hear news confirming that the Fords of Avon Refuge refurbishment has been given the planning go-ahead by the National Park Authority. The Fords of Avon Refuge – or bothy as many refer to it – is a well-known … Continue reading

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