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Towards An Teallach

By dalischone  
Hi guys. Just back from a fornight in Wester Ross and here's one of my attempts at a landscape. Taken looking to An Teallach, I loved the rust of the old roof with the mountains in the distance. It was one of our few sunny warm days!

For those interested here are a few facts:

An Teallach lies to the southwest of Dundonnell at 1062m (3484 feet), in an area often nicknamed the "great wilderness". An Teallach translated from Gaelic is The Forge.
The mountain is mostly made of Torridonian sandstone. Like the peaks around Torridon (for which the rock is named), An Teallach has terraced sides with steep gullies and a sharp rocky summit crest. The most impressive section, known as Corrag Bhuide, rises above Loch Toll an Lochain. Corrag Bhuide's most spectacular feature is an overhanging pinnacle known as Lord Berkley's Seat.

An Teallach is a complex mountain massif, with ten distinct summits over 3,000 feet (914.4 metres). From 1891 to 1981, only the highest of these, Bidean a' Ghlas Thuill, had the status of a Munro a separate mountain over 3,000 feet. In 1981 the Scottish Mountaineering Club granted Munro status to Sgurr Fiona, in recognition of its considerable topographic prominence (150m) and distinct nature.

Thanks for looking.

Tags: Landscape Scotland Wester ross Landscape and travel An teallach Dundonnell

Voters: Iain_Proudfoot, ChristineL, jaktis and 17 more


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Comments


ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 2:54PM
lots of lovely colours and textures Tracy, nicely composed too,
Chris.

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jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
28 Aug 2007 2:55PM
Agree with you, good with the rusty roof. Great colours in the entire picture and an educational information

Peter
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
28 Aug 2007 2:57PM
Many thanks Chris and Peter for your comments, very much appreciated.

Tracy
juldon 13 78 England
28 Aug 2007 7:38PM
Hi Tracy, looks like you got some good shots from your holiday. I like this one very much the colours make it so rich.

Thanks for the info I enjoyed reading it.

Julie
tonymarq 10 1 United States
29 Aug 2007 12:48AM
Tracy trully magnifecent view perfectly captured!

stay well
tonymarq
rhion 12 35 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 3:57PM
Well Tracy, it's just the sort of picture I would take were I there (oh I wish I were!!) and thanks for the write-up too, often good to have some background.
Good to see you back and look forward to more of these.
Might have attempted to lighten the cottage somewhat?
Good stuff
Richard
jaspernina 9 1.0k Wales
29 Aug 2007 7:46PM
Great capture, well done.
Stephen
29 Aug 2007 10:58PM
I know that building well!
A great view.

Simon
JohnDyer 10 67 2 England
30 Aug 2007 10:24PM
great colours and composition
J
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
31 Aug 2007 3:09PM
Many thanks everyone for all your lovely comments and encouragement, very much appreciated.

Tracy
csr 9 3 England
2 Sep 2007 11:05PM
Great shot
chris
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
3 Sep 2007 1:54AM
Many thanks Chris, much appreciated.

Tracy
MickS 11 23 14 England
11 Dec 2007 8:43PM
Watcha Tracy,
lovely, well saturated and composed.
best
Mick

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