Beinn Alligin Winter Sunrise
Beinn Alligin seen across Loch Torridon in the first light of a winter sunrise.
Image Size : 840 x 280 mm
Print Size : 960 x 406 mm
Beinn Alligin is the most westerly of the tryptic of peaks standing on the northern side of Glen Torridon and including its near neighbours Liathach and Beinn Eighe. The mountain has two summits, both of which are Munros, the westerly summit is Tom na Gruagaich (922m) and the main summit Sgurr Mor (986m). Along with the east ridge these summits form an arc that overlooks the Coire Mhic Nobhaill.
It is a handsome mountain quickly identified by two particular features seen at their best from this viewpoint; the east ridge which is comprised of three distinct tops known as ‘the Horns of Alligin’ and a great cleft known as Eag Dhubh na h-Eigheachd (black gash of the wailing) or Leum na Caillich, which cuts into the ridge south of the summit. It is the scar of the most spectacular rockslide or rock avalanche in Britain, which runs out into the corrie of Toll a’ Mhadaidh Mor.
This image of Beinn Alligin Winter Sunrise was captured on the morning of the winter solstice using the GX617 panoramic camera at the same time as my image of ‘Loch Torridon Sunrise‘ a print that is also available amongst these products.