oil on canvas,
100cm x 50cm,
Iain White, 2016,
Here we are looking along the length of the eastern flank of the Foinne Bheinn (Foinaven) ridge from a view point close to the precipitous crags of An t Sail Mhor plunging to the floor of Coire na Lurgainn below. The broad plateau of the Plat Reidh stretches to the left of the painting and behind to the south. The southerly dip of the Plat Reidh is close to the incline of the major roof thrust of the Moine thrust zone. The sparsely vegetated surface exposes the large parallel structural steps or terraces that are bedding cut-offs where the basal Cambrian rocks are subjected to reverse faults (imbricates).
To the north the successive summits of the ridge progress from the col of Cadha na Beucaich past the pinnacle of Lord Reay’s Seat to Ganu Mor and Ceann Garbh. Stretching across the picture is the knife edge spur of A’ Che’eir Ghorm with its continuous quartzite screes occupying the whole of its southern slope (see No.27)