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Mountain Pass

 

deeply cut and low-lying saddles on both slopes of a mountain range or between two mountain ranges. They are usually very important for transportation, for example. the Tamerlane Gate in the Uzbek SSR, the Külek Bogazi in Turkey, the Moravian Gate in Czechoslovakia, and Khyber Pass on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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This road along the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) was once infamous in pre-car days with its forbidding hills rising to 2053ft and its constant switchbacks and steep gradients.
If you don't want to cook your own put your driving skills to the test over Bealach na B-a (which means the pass of the cattle) and drop into the Kishorn seafood snack bar.
Hands On are also behind the epic Bealach Mor, a 90-mile challenge taking in the UK's biggest road climb at 2053ft from sea level in just six miles.
In Bealach Na Ba, Ross and Cromarty, winds reached 116mph and in Glen Ogle, Perthshire, there were gusts of 106mph.
Described as an experienced and well-equipped climber, Norah was last seen just after 2pm on Sunday at the foot of Bealach a'Mhaim, about to climb Beinn Narnain.
The descent from the first summit to the bealach between the peaks took us through snow that was reaching midway up our thighs.
German national Desiree Schleger, 37, slipped while going down Bealach Dearg in Glencoe on Sunday morning.
He had to take the long way round, rather than going up and over the infamously hair-raising Bealach na Ba, the highest pass in Britain.
WHEN cyclists have nightmares they dream of the Bealach na Ba - the longest, toughest road climb you can attempt on a bike anywhere in the UK.
THE road that winds its way up the Bealach na Ba in north-west Scotland is the toughest bike climb in the UK.