An Teallach Paintings
I try to capture the exciting pinnacles and ridges in my An Teallach Paintings.
An Teallach, 1,058 metres (3,473 ft), is one of Scotland’s most striking and popular mountains and lies to the south and west of Dundonnell, overlooking Little Loch Broom on the northern edge of an area known by many as “The Great Wilderness”. An Teallach means ‘The Forge’ a name which is entirely appropriate when the rocks of its eastern flanks are perfectly illuminated at sunrise. The mountain is comprised of terraced Torridonian sandstone carved by glaciers into steep gullies and a sharp rocky crest. An overhanging pinnacle known as Lord Berkeley’s Seat crowns the steepest section, known as Corrag Bhuidhe, that rises high above the lovely Loch Toll an Lochain. For the non-climber it is seen at its best from the east, either from the moorland above Dundonnell or from the roadside by Loch Droma on the Dirrie More.