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Found in Translation

The Glencoe Mountains. Taken from Stob Coire Raineach (the peak of the bracken filled corrie), one of the two Munro peaks of Buachaille Etive Beag (the little Herdsman of Etive or the wee shepherd of the glens). Its a great viewpoint and from this height you can make out the curvature of the Earth. The peak centre middle is the other Munro of Buachaille Etive Beag, Stob Dubh (the dark peak). Centre Right is the Bidean nam Bian massif (the peaks of the animal pelts), with its several Munro summits including Stob Coire Sgreamhach (the peak of the horrible corrie). On the far right is Glencoe (the glen of weeping) and the Aonach Eagach (the notched ridge) with its peaks including Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (the peak of the Fingalian Warriors). This is the deadliest ridge walk in Britain. In the far distance on the left is Ben Starav (the hill of the rustling noise). To give a sense of scale, if you look closely bottom middle you can just make out some climbers approaching the Mam Buidhe bealach.

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Taken on February 28, 2016