We arrived at the start point at 8am sorted the bike out and started peddling after two and a half hours the track ran out so we started walking towards Benalder Cottage. We met two friendly lads who had rented the house for a few days fishing in this really remote area. We made our way up to the Bealach Breadbag and tackled the largest of the days hills Ben Alder first.
|Joy at the cairn on Ben Alder|
|The summit of Ben Alder (far right in mist)|
|The massive Ben Alder|
|The summit of Beinn Bheoil with Ben Alder behind|
|Beinn Bheoil from Ben Alder|
We had seen quite a few birds as well, good numbers of Ptarmigan, 3 Snow Bunting, 2 Osprey, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover and lots of Common Sandpiper
As it was the first hill of the year I would have preferred something a little easier, but we have climbed all the easy hills now!