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Forged | by J McSporran
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An Teallach, West Highlands, Scotland.


A photograph of the mountain An Teallach reflected in Loch Toll an Lochain. The mountain is nicknamed the Forge, although its literal translation into the English from the Gaidhlig (Scots Gaelic) gives it as the hearthstone of the forge.


The photo was taken after camping out beside the loch to get the sun striking the mountain in the morning. The walk along the ridge of the mountain is one of the great experiences of the Scottish hills and not for the faint hearted. Several people are killed walking the ridge which is no more than a foot wide in places. The drop is about 2000 feet / 600 metres.

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Taken on August 13, 2015