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A Hebridean Meandering XXXI- Northerly Cuillin Peaks

By hrsimages
This image shows three of the northernmost peaks of the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye which bound the wild and remote Lot and Harta corries. I think this is one of the roughest and wildest mountain landscapes one can experience in Britain and I find the very dark and rough nature of the rock here seems to lend images to b&w conversion.
On the left, Am Basteir is immediately recognisable by the 'Basteir Tooth' which projects from its western end. The obviously high and triangular summit which is almost centre is Sgurr nan Gillean (peak of the young men) and is often the starting or ending peak when making the physically demanding traverse of all the main summits of the Cuillin Ridge. The dark peak which appears in front of the other two is Sgurr na h-Uamha (peak of the cave or hollow). It is a bit of an outlier and not usually included in a traverse of the main ridge but is said to be an excellent vantage point. I have not yet climbed it so something to go back for.
The shot was taken in June this year from a vantage point on Sgurr na Stri to the south.

Tags: Scotland Skye Mountains Black and white Landscape and travel Cuillin mountains The black cuillin The inner hebrides Hebridean Islands

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CanonAndy22 11 6 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2018 8:03AM
Stunning mono image Howard SmileSmileSmile
As someone who has crossed the Cuillin ridge in summer & winter conditions I can thoroughly recommend you go back to climb them (I even got engaged on top of Sgurr Nan Gillean). A magnificent place.
FabioKeiner 10 111 1 Austria
2 Sep 2018 9:44AM
excellentissimo
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
2 Sep 2018 8:35PM
Stunning mono Howard, we have climbed the Cullins but the weather closed in and we had to retreat to safety. Awesome !!!
Ron

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