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Name:Ben Hiant
Hill number:1341
Height:528m / 1732ft
RHB Section:18A: Moidart and Ardnamurchan
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Sunart, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 53769 63255
Summit feature:cairn by trig point
Col:65m  NM691658  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 47
(1:25k) 390W
Observations:cairn is 3m S of trig point
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 180 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From parking at high point of B8007 (NM551641), then along track from roadside all the way to summit, returning same way. With JAS.kdbennett17/11/2019
A hill of character - summit in mist today. Ascent via path from CP by B8007 to NE. With Bolton.ger22/10/2019
Parked at wind turbine entrance. Good path to summit but drizzle and wind meant little was seen in the 2 hour return with Ger.bolton22/10/2019
During a solo week in Ardgour & Sunart. From high point of road where there is plenty of room to park. A cairn marks the start of a good, if boggy, path which winds its way up to the summit cone. Followed the path round the seaward side of the hill for the easy final ascent for a superlative view. Typical of an isolated hill near the coast. Enjoyed absolute silence for quite a while on the summit apart from the chugging engine of a fishing boat in the Sound Of Mull & three stags taking it turns to bellow, one of which seemed to be on Mull. Descended over the various bumps rather than the path. Great wee hill.NotReallyABagger04/10/2019
Great clear day.kojak24/11/2018
From road high point as others up the path. Good views, strong wind and short shower.N.Morters11/10/2018
From the high point of the road to the East up the well trodden path which gave some shelter from the blustery wind. What a super little hill this is.NormanW29/09/2018
1 of 5: From B8007 HP on E.side.ChrisR20/08/2018
Me and sueTonyandsue05/08/2018
JEB, RIBUisdean2519/07/2018
From the top of the pass. Pushed it as my Dad was waiting in the car. Good path to the top marked by trig and cairn. Incredible views from the summit to the islands. Up and down in 1 hour 4 minutes.isabelle02/07/2018
last of the day from quarry entrance, good path all the way to the top, great late afternoon views.robertphillips24/02/2018
with I Robertsondavidsbatty05/05/2017
From the view point on the road dropped into the bay past the Neolithic tomb and early Christian cross. Along the coast to a fence, then up to gate near the abandoned village. Ascended grassy slopes in mist, then down the normal route to return via the road in the rain. With Pete Jill and Wendy.mindlessflogger19/02/2017
With Karen Smith and Steve Cuddy. Great view on a sunny day.tallblond04/08/2016
With Iain P on a wet day from high point on the pass. Very easy path. Up and down in 1 hr 40 mins.Phreerunner03/08/2016
Hot, sunny, calm and good views.iangalbraith24/05/2016
It stands alone - majestic and a joy to climb. Short grass makes the going easy slowly winding up the rough ridge tracks that lead to the summit. The last ascent looks improbable (cliffs to the NE) but the track sneaks round the other side for an easy ascent. The summit does not disappoint either 360 degree views - a place to linger and enjoy.briandavies24/04/2016
with Dom BullLizzieG06/04/2015
With Wooly.Richard Lawrenc25/05/2014
2nd visit. This time with Rick & Jen (post party) from NE. Much better approach than previous route from NW.Smudge13/10/2013
Another fine sunny day. With Jen and Smudge. From road col under great post Corbett completion skies. Superb viewpoint.nordicstar13/10/2013
In mist but a great walk.KevPalmer16/07/2013
It was so windy we were nearly forced to abort this easy summit. At the top we found shelter and enjoyed the wonderful seascape. Cold and windy enough for even the Scots to complain.pwheeler23/05/2013
Climbed from north, after Beinn nan Losgann. A smashing hill.Chris Peart09/05/2013
Michael, Helen, Ruth, Tim Blisco30/12/2012
Walked around shore from Camas nan Geall and ascended from shore just before McLean's Nose (two otters spotted playing around here). Had to dodge some stalkers on the descent, giving a longer walk-out as a result.lolsmit19/10/2011
Spectacular summit bivvy.ARM12/07/2011
Did it in about an hour (21 mins down from top to car)assynt_bob17/04/2011
First of two ascents in excellent conditions. On both occasions ascent was by the well trodden path on the north eastern ridge, parking by the old quarry entrance. Excellent views. Second ascent April 2016.JohnW12/04/2011
Arbitrary date! Was around this time. The standard ascent route from the main road. Just a short walk, but a terrific viewpoint over the Small Isles and West Ardnamurchan.milngavie_kenny01/07/2010
Revisit. Great summit and fine viewpoint, with good path from NE, 551641RHW31/05/2009
long undulating stroll from small car park off the road / pass. no issues with route finding..even in the mist..stig_nest07/05/2009
From B8007 at nm 550640 with Mora.BLACKHILL07/05/2009
Came up here on a long days' walking that took me on to Ardnamurchan Point. The view from the top was one of the best Iíve seen anywhere in the entire British Isles.Alex C12/04/2009
Trig point on top, No 10493.Rob Pen y Garn01/10/2008
From old quarry car parking at NM551641. A superb hill - shared with 24 members of a German rambling club!summitsup13/06/2008
100m off road at a small quarry. Good path all the way to top. Column in sight for most of the way. A real pleasure to walk on after the stuff so far. 11.00.arranc26/08/2007
With Dave, Jo and JV. Five times in total. Rounsfell30/12/2004
with K, then we cycled to Ardnamurchan light house and back. Short climb but well worth it for views out NW.IanHHill29/07/2002
Up and back from the east (B8007)rjf3521/07/2002
With Linda, David, Alan.grimjimm04/04/2002
With Jim, Davidlinda04/04/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine ascent, outstanding view, superb location. tk from road pass 551640 RHW22/08/1999
With MarionOik26/05/1997
Up and down from the road to the east.Eddie26/07/1996
with Gavinniallp27/07/1995