I set off from home on Thursday at 5.00am, arriving at the start of Feiriosbhal just over nine hours later.
I parked near the West-end of Loch Sgiobacleit.
Feiriosbhal from starting point:
Loch Sgiobacleit from starting point:
No sign of any paths on the hill so I just headed up towards the col between Creag na h-Uamha and Feiriosbhal. The ascent was straight-forward up short grass and heather.
Looking back towards start and across to Malasgair:
A splash of colour amongst the dry grass:
Looking towards top of Loch Seaforth:
The Lewis hills and North Harris hills are really rough – lots of Lewisian Gneiss at the surface.
On reaching the ridge, the view of surrounding hills was disappointing - An Cliseam and its neighbouring Grahams were completely covered in clag.
Limited view from ridge:
I followed the ridge leading to the summit trig point.
Ridge to summit of Feiriosbhal:
Summit trig-point in distance:
Loch Airigh Thormoid and Clar Loch from summit of Feiriosbhal:
I then returned to the car via the same route.
After a quick visit to the hostel, I met up with Dave for a meal and drinks at the Harris Inn, Tarbert. After dinner, I headed for Luskentyre to catch the sunset