charcoal and soft pastel on paper,
75cm x 50cm (framed),
Iain White, 2015,
Ceann Garbh is the northern summit of the Foinne Bheinn (Foinaven) ridge. Both Cnoc Mhadaidh, and Cnoc Duail are eastern extensions of this mountain spine overlooking the forbidding valley of the Dionard river.
All three areas of high ground are comprised of pre-Cambrian Lewisian Gneiss (which in the case of Ceann Garbh reaches it highest elevation in Britain at 901.3m (2957ft).
Beneath the remaining peaks of the Foinne Bheinn ridge, Arcuil to the west, and the peaks to the north east of Strath Dionard the Lewisian Gneiss is capped unconformably by Cambrian strata often carried westwards over the gneiss by vast thrust planes dipping to the southeast.