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Sail Gharbh...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...another of this huge lump of rock chiseled out by a glacier many millions of years ago, this sits just behind Quinag another fine mountain ridge in Assynt.
Kin and I are nearing the end of our journey, you have all been very kind with your comments and support as we traveled around the West of Scotland, many thanks to you all.

***large is good if you will***l

Tags: Lewis Landscape and travel An amazing journey

Voters: DouglasLatham, SKavanagh, danbrann and 38 more

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SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
29 Jan 2008 6:56AM
Excellent shot well composed

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danbrann 13 636 17
29 Jan 2008 7:06AM
Looks like some decent light to give it a bit of modeling.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
29 Jan 2008 7:18AM
Glorious landscape Doug. Ron.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 7:43AM
Soulmates? I thought, "what a huge lump of a mountain" - then I read what you wrote - exactly the same words!
I was trying to make out, if I would like to climb it...I'm not really sure!
Beautiful, clear image once again, you have been very lucky with the weather my friend.
Take care,
All the very best,
Jo Grin
trekpete 11 3 Scotland
29 Jan 2008 7:43AM
Nice Dougie. I would like to be up here after a heavy fall of snow.

Gary_Macleod 13 160 Scotland
29 Jan 2008 8:36AM
beautiful shot
MikeA 12 1.3k England
29 Jan 2008 8:47AM
This should look cold and bleak but the light seems to give it an overall warm feeling Dougie.

pmorgan 11 217 13 England
29 Jan 2008 9:00AM
Well lit, superb in the large - brings out all the detail!

Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
29 Jan 2008 9:20AM
Good shot of this Lump of rock, think I prefer this to the pano you had of the same area. An interesting mountain which dominates the landscape and you've done a good job of showing that.

jaktis 13 84 Sweden
29 Jan 2008 9:23AM
An impressive lump off rock

juldon 14 78 England
29 Jan 2008 9:24AM
Another great shot and I am glad to hear you had such a good time.
It was so nice to see the pictures you had of Lewis as not many people get that far.

29 Jan 2008 9:28AM
Great capture Doug with fine detail,well done.

ade_mcfade 13 15.2k 216 England
29 Jan 2008 9:29AM
thought it was Ingleborough or Pen-y-gent at first!

Probably 1000 feet taller than either of those! We don't do Munroes down here after all... well we've got 3!
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 9:45AM
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
29 Jan 2008 10:50AM
Beautiful again,I envy this adventure of yours.Maybe a plan for later on.Excellent Doug.
Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
29 Jan 2008 11:46AM
lovely douglas
Missed your shots mate...

Gonna have a look at an Teallach its my fav scottish mountain
Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
29 Jan 2008 1:58PM
I wonder why its called 'Sail', nice one Dougie Smile
It means Heel rough, or better Rough Heel, why I don't know other than at some angles it looks like a heel.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
29 Jan 2008 4:20PM
The angle of light saved the day! And the last glaciers were not that long ago, just tens of thousands with 12,000 years ago being the last of it. But yes, millions of years of it carved this amazing place

These mountains and the rock along the Glen here is some of the oldest in the world. There's a huge fault line just around the corner which geoligists visit from around the globe.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
29 Jan 2008 5:48PM
This is a beauty Dougie the top covered in a blast of frost caught well here. Its deceiving the size of the mountain as there's nothing to scale it too, but I can guarantee it myself that it is massif Smile
All the Best,
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 6:09PM
Know this spot very well.

Have eaten packed lunches on top of this mountain on more than one occasion. In fact, we went up this one on two consecutive days because the light wasn't right the first day.

Hope we manage to find time to get up there again soon as there's a great view when the weather is right.

All the best

I'd love to be able to join you up there Sue, I can imagine how wonderful the view is, sadly my legs would complain at the hike.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
29 Jan 2008 10:27PM
That's one BIG lump of rcok, Dougie Smile

Fran x
30 Jan 2008 6:26PM
A wonderful looking bit of mountain - maybe I should move further north!

Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
1 Feb 2008 11:04PM
Looks like this could be our Ayres Rock if the setting sun did a red number on it!!! Anyway, it's quite a magnificent scottish rock beautifully photographed and shared out to all of us who admire such wonderful things.

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