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Name:Hecla [Thacla]
Hill number:1609
Height:606m / 1988ft
RHB Section:24C: North Uist, South Uist and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:South Uist
Maritime area:Eriskay & South Uist
Watershed:Long Island
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NF 82560 34483
Summit feature:cairn
Col:298m  NF815323  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 22
(1:25k) 453S
Observations:no evidence of trig point
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 124 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Superb traverse of S Uist's Big Three. Excellent weather. Started from Water Works. Beinn Mhor, Beinn Choradail & Thacla.ger04/10/2019
Tom Mundell20/07/2019
sarah mundell20/07/2019
Trekking toes20/07/2019
Simon Winton10/06/2019
Johnny Corbett12/08/2018
From Beinn Choradail, trig bolt found beneath cairn. On to Beinn na Laire.jonglew10/08/2018
Lost Samsung smart phone, CR card, DB card and £150 English notes cash in dusky pink drawstring bag on route over Beinn Mhor, Ben Corodale and Hecla. Would love to be reunited!carole engel05/08/2018
With Ben Corodale andBeinn Mhornickywood110/06/2018
From loch Skipport road through track to shoulder.dandaran27/05/2018
From Peat Road up Maola Breach, Beinn Mhor North top, Bealach Halleasdail, Beinn Choradale, down to col and strenuous ascent to Hecla into a fierce wind.Difficuly standing at summitNormanW25/05/2018
From Loch Sgioport with Graham and Gregortrimarc207/10/2017
Sick Kid28/05/2016
With: hb; Early morning ascent from overnight camp below Bealach Uisinis. Stunning views back south to beyond Barra over Beinn Choradail and Beinn Mhor.Ian Baines14/05/2016
With: ib; Helen Baines14/05/2016
Hecla from north, back via coastal tumpsRHW01/05/2016
Dropped off at Loch Sgioport. Accessed ridge via Coire na h -Heitich, Benn Sgalabhat and Beinn na Laire and straightforward summit. Stupendous views as far as Jura, Islay, Tiree, Coll and Colonsay. Minch looked like the Med in August. Amazing day. On to Ben Corrodale.Campbell Singer10/04/2016
With Mora, from Loch SgioportBLACKHILL25/05/2015
Dropped off at Lasgair, Lochboisdale. Ascended Beinn Ruigh Choinnich, Triuirebheinn, Stulabhal, Airneabhal, crossed east flank of Trinneabhal and descended to be picked up at road end. Dropped off at road end on north side of Loch Aineort. Ascended Beinn Mhor, Beinn Choradail, Hecla and descended to Loch Sgioport. Amazing travesrse - thanks for the lift across Loch Aineort btw. Would be good to use a bike or kayak for this also.raffemeister15/04/2015
Completed alongwith Beinn Mhor and Beinn Choradail. Unable to stand up on summit due to strength of wind. Good views all round, din't stay long.quadbarrel10/04/2015
Colin Crawford22/09/2014
Tony S22/09/2014
after bc and bmrobertphillips12/09/2014
Ultima Thule11/08/2012
with Jontallblond19/07/2012
778th = past half wayThearlaichdubh16/06/2012
Took in this summit as a brief diversion whilst walking from Usinish bothy to Howmore hostel. Islands of the St Kilda group were clearly visible sixty miles or more away out to the northwest.Alex C01/06/2012
W Jenx, on from Bheinn Choradail, via complex Bealach in snow showers to east ascent slopes, grand views back to Beinn Mhor. Odd geocache on top, near to fine cairn. Back down NW ridge to 400m and easily across moor back to A865 and loch Dobhrain. 6hr cirnordicstar14/04/2012
Up from Howmore hostel, not too bad along the ridge from Hatharsal but hellish in the glen to the south. Clear day with big views. Register at summit.fasgadh11/04/2012
hill walker08/06/2011
Martin R20/04/2011