Hill: Biod an Athair
Date: Saturday 8th September 2012
Company: John, Derrick, Brent and myself
The cloud was right down in Glen Brittle this morning, so I returned to North Skye to ascend my two remaining Marilyns: Biod and Athair and Beinn Bhreac.
I was joined by John, Derrick and Brent.
We drove to Galtriggil for the ascent of Biod an Athair. The road to Galtriggil is fairly narrow and parking there is limited. There is a sign at the road-end advising “No Parking”, which we ignored as the sign was sort of half toppled-over.
From the car park, we followed a track towards a locked gate with barbed-wire fence wrapped around it. There is however a stile to the side of the gate, which we used to gain access to the track beyond.
We followed the really good grass track for a couple of kilometres.
Nice grass track ascending the hill:
Looking towards the 314m top:
View from ascent:
Ascending the track:
On reaching the end of the track, we passed a Landrover. There was stalking being undertaken on the hill but we didn’t hear any shots.
Landrover at end of track (stalking):
As we gained height, we got nice views across to the Isle of Iosaigh.
The Isle of Iosaigh:
Beyond the track, it was a pathless ascent to the summit.
Pathless ascent beyond the end of the track:
Lots of islands in Loch Dunvegan:
Final ascent to the summit:
We spent around five minutes at the summit before returning to the car via the same route.