‘From an iconic A-road often known by name rather than number, we ascended a ridge via the site of a historic battle fought on 10 June. This famous and popular ridge has family ties – minus two brothers. The rocky summit is one of the ridge’s lesser peaks. Its name recalls some of the troops in the aforementioned battle, while the prominent peak in the distance is perhaps named after its many springs.’ Challenge set by John Turner
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The answer was: grid reference NG991150 - 'The A87 has the name "The Road to the Isles". The Battle of Glen Shiel took place on 10 June 1719. It was between a combined force of Jacobites supported by Spanish troops against the English. The ascended ridge was The Five Sisters of Kintail (legend says there used to be two brothers). The imaged summit cairn is one of the ridges lesser peaks Sgurr nan Spainteach (Peak of the Spanish). The prominent peak in the distance is Sgurr Fhurain who's Gaelic name suggests either Peak of the Wells or Springs, or Peak of the disciple of Columba.
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