mountain pass

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Noun1.mountain pass - the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaksmountain pass - the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
location - a point or extent in space
col, gap - a pass between mountain peaks
defile, gorge - a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range of mountains, range, chain - a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
saddleback, saddle - a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
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Campervans are for hire all over, but Scotland offers more freedom to park up in spectacular locations - in Glencoe, for example, or at the top of the Applecross pass, Bealach na Ba.
Cycle the Bealach na Ba: The road to Applecross in the far northwest of Scotland zig-zags back and forth and climbs more than 2000ft over six miles.
He battled snow, sheep, lorries, Highland cattle and the notorious Bealach na Ba to raise funds in five days for Glasgow Children's Hospital.
The most thrilling section is over the Bealach na Ba pass to Applecross, a switchback with fine views across to Skye.
This aspect of the song is further complicated by reference to the original air over which it is written, "Fague a Ballagh" or "Fag an Bealach," a battle cry that translates as "Clear the way.
Tenders are invited for This Phase 2 Development Is For The Construction Of 14 Houses, 7 Apartments And 2 Retail Units Together With Associated Accommodation And Siteworks At Bealach An Tobair, Tubberhill, Westport, Co.
In his 2000 memoir Fallaing Aonghusa: Saol Amharclainne, he recalled: "Ni fhaca me cad ina thaobh nach mbeadh an dramaiocht Ghaeilge ag dul a bealach fein, beag beann ar an readaiocht, ag brath nios mo ar an scealaiocht agus an rannaireacht agus ar an aifeis.
A precipitous drive over the Alps-like switchbacks of the Bealach na Ba mountain pass took us to the hamlet of Applecross and on towards the quaint seaside village of Shieldaig, looking out over an island carpeted with ancient Caledonian pines.
Bealach na Ba (The Pass of the Cattle) from the A896 to Applecross in the Highlands of Scotland, a demanding road that climbs to over 2,000 feet in a very short time indeed.
Cathal O Searcaigh, An Bealach 'na Bhaile--Homecoming (Inveran, Co.
na seandanta so] cen bealach is simpli, is diri, is teinne agus is greanta le rud a ra i bhfoirm filiochta.
It's a bit like the Bealach na Ba on the Applecross peninsula in Wester Ross - only think bigger, grander.