Hill: Ben Tianavaig
Date: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Company: Myself, Malcolm, Bob
We ascended the Graham Ben Aslak in the morning but it was misty throughout so no photos. Thankfully the mist lifted a little for the afternoon.
We parked at Camastianavaig where there is room for several cars. From the hamlet we followed a grassy lane, between houses, to gain access to the hillside.
Ben Tianavaig (zoomed):
During the ascent we followed a grassy line, above a dry-stane dyke, until reaching the SSE ridge.
Approaching cliff-side ridge of Ben Tianavaig:
Misty view South:
We then followed the SSE ridge of the hill, which has a serious drop to the East.
Eastern flank of Ben Tianavaig:
Much of the ascent was up nice short grass, probably kept short by the abundance of rabbits, which are burrowing into and eroding the hill.
Bob en-route to summit:
We reached the summit 50 minutes after setting off.
Approaching summit trig point:
Bob having a rest:
The view down towards Portree was disappointingly misty as were views towards Trotternish.
View South from summit:
This is a great wee hill, that would likely have outstanding views on a good clear day.