soft pastel on board,
54cm x 44cm,
Iain White, 2016,
This is a stylised semi-abstract soft pastel of the knife edge spur of A’ Ch’ eir Ghorm projecting north east from the main summit ridge of Foinne Bheinn (Foinaven).
To the north it exposes a steep free face of Cambrian quartzite crags complicated by repeated reverse faulting below which scree slopes fall away into the corrie that separates the spur from the main summit of the mountain, Ganu Mor.
If one stands on the top of Ganu Mor on a still day (and I’ve done it!) one can hear the almost metallic clink as fragments of quartzite break off and plummet to the screes and into Braigh a’Choire Leacaich below.
On the south slope of the spur some of the most impressive screes any where cascade down into Coire na Lurgainn in a continuous sheet occupying the whole of the slope from its crest to the corrie floor.