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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The mountain pass, called Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle in gaelic), starts at Tornapress.
This bealach with a straggle of pines and larch is a pleasant place to rest before the final push up East Cairn Hill.
The walk involves an route alongside Ullswater as far as Sandwick then a section of road walk before climbing steadily to the bealach below Place Fell and descending back to Patterdale.
More obscure Scots words to make the grade include baff (slipper), bauchle (old shoe), bealach (narrow mountain pass), bowf (stink), eeksie-peeksie (evenly balanced), hee-haw (nothing) and rooked (penniless).
LOCHEARNHEAD Construction of 657 metre forest road and formation of bellmouth access at Ardtrostan Forest Road west of Allt Na Galanaich, South Loch Earn for Lady Jane Willoughby de Eresby; House at Bealach, Balquhidder for Mrs and Mr Abbey and Alcuin Arkotxa.
From the charming village of Plockton, drive around the shore of Loch Carron then through the pass of Bealach na Ba to Applecross.
We reach a high bealach between mountains and then a minor summit and further ups and downs before a cairn is seen on top of Mullach nan Coirean.
One of the most extreme instances was Ellie trying to cycle up Bealach na Ba - known as the Pass of the Cattle - in Scotland in the middle of a hailstorm.
The Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cows; 57.4167[degrees]N, 5.7167[degrees]W) was suggested by the RSPB because of the lack of nesting wild raptors in the local area, which might have resulted in adverse interactions with our experimental birds.
The most thrilling section is over the Bealach na Ba pass to Applecross, a switchback with fine views across to Skye.
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.