1046 m. |
Translation: Gaelic fuathas, meaning awesome hill
Pronuncation: byn wivis, glas lehat moar
1992 Start von Garbat an der A835 am Wald vorbei. Nach kurzer Zeit brachen Katja und Wolfgang ab. Stürmischer Wind trug uns praktisch auf dem Gipfel, auf dem Sandra die Notwendigkeit eines Garderobenwechsel sah. Abstieg in Richtung eines Waldstücks. Hier überzeugte Sandra wiederum durch Eleganz im Kniefall in einen Bachlauf. Alles in allem ein nicht besonders aufregender Berg.
2002 When driving from Ullapool to Aviemore Ben Wyvis is a natural choice for a short but interesting walk on a good day. We started from Garbat and walked up the path along the fir plantations. Above the tree line a lot of repair work had been done recently and a new excellent path now leads up to about 500m. The old more direct approach path will grow over in the next few years thus healing an obvious scar in the heathery ground leading to the foot of An Cabar. The ascent was straight forward and the weather almost too good with plenty of sunshine but restricted visibility due to haze. Once on the level ridge the 2 km to the summit were an easy walk. At the summit of Ben Wyvis we sat down in the moss and stayed there for more than half an hour. Quiet and peaceful. When we returned along the ridge we met other walkers including a family with two dogs and two little girls. A very benign atmosphere on the hill.
Description Ben Wyvis is a very prominent feature in the landscape of Easter Ross, a high flat-topped mountain rising above the low landscape of the Cromarty Firth, and visible from a long way away to the south beyond the Moray Firth. It is a long grassy mountain, with open corries to the south-east and steep slopes to the north-west above the Garbat Forest.The shortest route to Ben Wyvis is from the west, leaving the A835 road ½ kilometre south of Garbat and following the path up the north side of the Allt a' Bhealaich Mhoir. Once clear of the forest climb the steep ridge leading to An Cabar and continue along the flat mossy ridge to Glas Leathad Mor. If you want to complete a traverse of the mountain, continue north to Tom a' Choinnich and descend its south-west ridge and the Allt a'Gharbh Bhaid to reach the edge of the forest. A path on the north side of this stream leads down to a road which goes south across the hillside to the Allt a' Bhealaich Mhoir and the uphill route.