by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, An Bealach
'na Bhaile--Homecoming, p.
This road along the Bealach
na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) was once infamous in pre-car days with its forbidding hills rising to 2053ft and its constant switchbacks and steep gradients.
If you don't want to cook your own put your driving skills to the test over Bealach
na B-a (which means the pass of the cattle) and drop into the Kishorn seafood snack bar.
Hands On are also behind the epic Bealach
Mor, a 90-mile challenge taking in the UK's biggest road climb at 2053ft from sea level in just six miles.
Na Ba, Ross and Cromarty, winds reached 116mph and in Glen Ogle, Perthshire, there were gusts of 106mph.
Pedalling the first miles in the late summer sun among a group of chatty cyclists, I decided to enjoy my first cycling sportive, the Bealach
Described as an experienced and well-equipped climber, Norah was last seen just after 2pm on Sunday at the foot of Bealach
a'Mhaim, about to climb Beinn Narnain.
The descent from the first summit to the bealach
between the peaks took us through snow that was reaching midway up our thighs.
German national Desiree Schleger, 37, slipped while going down Bealach
Dearg in Glencoe on Sunday morning.
He had to take the long way round, rather than going up and over the infamously hair-raising Bealach
na Ba, the highest pass in Britain.
WHEN cyclists have nightmares they dream of the Bealach
na Ba - the longest, toughest road climb you can attempt on a bike anywhere in the UK.
THE road that winds its way up the Bealach
na Ba in north-west Scotland is the toughest bike climb in the UK.