oil on canvas,
100cm x 30cm,
Iain White, 2016,
Looking from the slopes of Conamheall across upper Strath Dionard into Coire Lurgainn the back wall of which rises to the pinnacle of Lord Reay’s Seat and the crags of the pipe rock member of the Cambrian Quartzite Group. These crags continue northeast along the spur of A’ Ch’ eir Ghorm that projects towards the viewer. From these crags extensive scree slopes of quartzite clasts emanate to both the north and south.
The inclination of the corrie floor coincides with the unconformity between the Cambrian and the underlying Lewisian gneiss and the angle of the floor thrusts along which the foreshortened and imbricated Quartzite Group has been moved in a north westward direction. To the south the corrie is bounded by the near vertical cliffs of An t Sail Mhor which mark the northern edge of the Plat Reidh dipping to the south.