Name:Ben Aslak
Hill number:1283
Height:609m / 1998ft
SMC/RHB Section:17C: South-East Skye and Scalpay
Topographical area:SK03 Coinnich-caillich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 75079 19121
Summit feature:outcrop 10m NNE of cairn
Col:280m  NG 7538 2068  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 412 413N
Observations:rock by cairn 10m SSW at NG 75079 19111 is 0.02m lower and is Ma, Simm and xG; Top 420m ENE at NG 75489 19219 is c 3m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15/Leica RX1250
Survey of Ben Aslak.pdf
Comments:Deleted from Grahams in Nov 2014 and restored in Nov 2022. Height measured to be 609.0m, col height to be 280.0m, drop 329.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 207 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Lis, Robert and LunaBigNick31/12/2023
Beinn na Caillich, Sgurr na Coinnich, Beinn Bheag and Ben Aslak from Kylerhea.rhalstead12/06/2023
Parked west of the cattle grid at 730217. Pleasant walk up the forest road and then directly east to the summit. Wonderful day in a great spell of weather. Solo. Headed over to Seamraig.bolton30/05/2023
From parking 200m rough track to mast (turning possible there). First to Beinn Bheag and Beinn na Seamraig.Minto29/05/2023
From Beinn na Seamraig. Easier ascent than it looks on the map, enjoyable high level promenade on dry ground after the initial steep gradient. Found a sun trap and lay down on deep, dry moss watching bits of blue sky appearing but it didn't catch on. On to Beinn Bheag.Wycombe Wanderer25/05/2023
After Beinn Bheag. Terrain easier and weather sunnier and less windy. Cairn on slabs . Descended SW ridge to boggy col then up mixed grass and slabs over complex terrain to obvious cairn with trig of Beinn na SeamraigDenise 25/05/2023
Followed very wet path up from the top of the road over to KylerheaSpudGunn24/02/2023
From Beinn na Seamraig over boggy col.A summit to savour.Down to Beinn Bheag and the Bealach Udal and then lovely walk doe Glen Arroch to the cattle grid.ARM31/08/2022
With LunaBigNick31/07/2022
Parked at the viewpoint on the Kylerhea road just east of the bealach. Up to the mast, then initially a faint path before turning SE up to the summit on good ground.Owen B25/06/2022
Heather, on route to Broadford Coop from Glenelg cottage!garbo110331/05/2022
Start and finished at the RSPB carpark/hide. Straight up the non-pathed SE flank of Beinn Bhuide, the terrain getting easier as altitude was gained. Into Bealach nam Mulachag, where rucksacks were jettisoned in favour of an encumbrance free assault on Beinn na Caillich. Steep and scrambley to start with, but eventually rounded out into a fine peak with even finer aspect along Loch's Alsh and Long. A persistent wind forced us quickly back to bags and a bealach bite before the easier ascent of Sgurr na Coinnich. We continued SSW to Bealach Udal, thankfully finding a narrow path on the lower contours as the matted vegetation and regular hidden holes dented knees and footsure confidence. The opposite side of the glen proved similarly challenging, although a reasonable path to Beinn Bheag from the radio mast track helped hugely. The crossing to Ben Aslak offered no such assistance, nor did the steady incline down its broad eastern ridge, until deer tracks were located about a kilometre shy summitter20/03/2022
Bealach Udal - Sgurr na Coinnich - Beinn na Caillich - back over Sgurr na Coinnich contouring south of summit - Bealach Udal - Beinn Aslak - Beinn Bheag - Bealach Udal. A trod leads most of the way up to the lochan.davidpettit8421/10/2021
From the forestry track, off road parking at the bend just before the cattle grid. From end of track, an ATV track goes a long way up Beinn na Seamraig, after which it's a nice easy stroll to the top over a bump. Back down on horrible ground heading for clear deer track crossing the bealach up this NE on better ground to dodge crags, then up to the ridge, easy stroll thereafter to the top. Wonderful views from both hills despite sleet and rain. Deer tracks lead back to the main track home. Nice hills.Gill02/10/2021
Up the forestry track from Kylerhea road in the snow.Matt290130/12/2020
From Beinn na Seamraig. Generally good going despite lack of paths. KeithByTheC18/09/2020
On lockdown with LunaBigNick12/04/2020
1hr30 with Kilted Biggles.kojak06/10/2019
An afternoon walk after Beinn Dearg Mhor in the morning where the cloud had lifted but still down here and my compass broken! Started on path from radio mast Ok. When it ran out used wind direction to get me onto summit ridge and followed it along to what looked like the summit cairn. Photo here shows that it was though there were a couple of other cairns about. Rather less good 'wind' navigating on way back and hit road a good mile north of where I should have been - perhaps wind direction moved or I misjudged the 180 degree turn! But I made it.dickscroop03/06/2018
Final peak of the day. Good views, sun just breaking through clouds. Descended along the long ridge NE ish to coast and just sat on the beach enjoying the sunshine and views. Perfect. Company: Soloiandesbottes10/05/2018
Langie Skye meet, from Kylerhea.Grinner05/05/2018
Solo. Walked out to eastern cairn first then up to summit.Dangerous Dave24/03/2018
Up from Bealach Udal third of my 2017 Skye TuMPs adventurevegibagger11/05/2017
After driving up track with Jon Glew & Iain Gallagher summiting Beinn na Seamraig, approached from Bealach na Cruinn-leum. After main summit cairn went to cairn 400 ENE as it looked about same height or higher. Aparently it is not. Then went on to Beinn Beag.mntainman30/04/2017
From Beinn na Seamraig over rough heathery ground. Small cairn close to summit rock. Wandered across to a cairn c400m ENE, most likely lower but not much in it.jonglew30/04/2017
From Bealach Udal over Beinn Bheag to the top. Great views back over Skye.garyhoney03/08/2016
Cycled up track from the north westb to col, then round of Aslak and Seamraig. Archipelago viewpoint.Topographer5725/05/2016
With David.indianajane26/07/2015
Years ago , as it was included in my grahams book . From high point on road. Later on visited the rspb hide to look for wildlife. SolsoVerySlowPlodder21/05/2015
From the road to Beinn Bheag and then to summit via a grassy gulley. Very windy from the NW, but the summit was below the cloud base so we enjoyed views from the top. The precambrian Torridonian sandstone gives this hill a rugged mini mountain feel with large areas of glaciated slabs on its north side, but is different to the mountains of the mainland Torridonian area. The circuit including Sgurr na Coinich from Kylerhea looks good value, but there is so much to do in the area.mindlessflogger17/02/2015
3 of 3: From Bealach Udal road HP.ChrisR03/11/2014
with Russel & LunaBigNick27/08/2014
self (was Graham)davidsbatty13/09/2013
with renee from high point on road.robertphillips18/08/2013
With John from the bridge near the radio mast. Up and down in pretty grotty conditions although we got a short glimpse of the sun near the top.SS12/06/2013
Another Graham which got demoted.IanHHill21/05/2013
Start: Bealach Udal. Notes: With Franni Baggins and Donald. Good views across Skye and back to mainland.raffemeister07/05/2013
With Mora, from the Bealach UdalBLACKHILL28/04/2013
MC JC O. From bealach on road.Martin6613/10/2012
alone SheilaS29/04/2011
My 800th Marilyn climbed after crossing to Skye on Glenelg ferry. Gate to mast was open so drove through and parked by mast. A heavy shower was my reward on the summit.chriswatson03/08/2010
Parked at high point between marilyns, and ascended easily to summitnordicstar15/11/2009
From Bealach Udalsummitsup01/06/2008
From Bealach Udal at the highpoint of the minor road. A quick out & back.NotReallyABagger03/01/2008
Parked at Bealach Udal. On mast access track, past mast to summit area. Stroll over from e top to real top at 10.20. Smallest Graham on list.arranc14/05/2007
Ascended via Beinn Bheag. Headed on to Beinn na Seamraig.JohnW26/04/2007
Solo HFB07/01/2005
Climbed on way to stay in Portree.Man of Kernow116/05/2003