Day 90 Week 17 Day 92
Sun, 18. Jun 2023

Day 91 - from Lochcarron to Applecross

Bealach Na Ba! One of the steepest climbs of the UK! And my Garmin showed me a double peak. Going up and then quite a bit down and up again. Quite an ascend. I was a tad worried, specially about this double climb. I even got my new shoes out. I‘ve seen as well pictures the night before which seemed unreal. And certainly, it was not easy. What was specifically not easy was to meet a group of bikers at the top who blasted #beinhart - call me speechless. Met a nice guy at the top who decided spontaneously to go down to Applecross. I warned him about the double peak. He got a bit worried as well. Now the bummer, there was actually not a double peak. I was actually quite disappointed. Not sure what went wrong between Komoot and Garmin. The route was exactly what I was riding. So, well. Steepest climb of the UK, but was a lot easier than I anticipated. Maybe that’s a good strategy for future challenges…

North Coast 500 - view on Loch Carron in the morning
North Coast 500 - getting ready for the big climb. Bealach Na Ba
North Coast 500 - leaving the Wee Campsite in Lochcarron
North Coast 500 - not the climb to the Bealach Na Ba yet
North Coast 500 - Road to Bealach Na Ba
North Coast 500 - view on Loch Kishorn
North Coast 500 - warning sign for the street to Applecross
North Coast 500 - nerves kicking in
North Coast 500 - Kishorn Yard
North Coast 500 - climbing up the Bealach Na Ba
North Coast 500 - almost at the top of the Bealach Na Ba
North Coast 500 - view on the Isle of Skye from Meall Gorm
North Coast 500 - my Surly Disc Trucker mastered the climb of the Bealach Na Ba
North Coast 500 - changing weather on top of Bealach Na Ba North Coast 500 - Well deserved rest at the Applecross Campsite
Mood: happy :)