At 849m, Cùl Mòr is the highest of the Assynt Corbetts, a towering and majestic beast of a mountain.
This view is from Stac Pollaidh.
Cùl means ‘the back of’ so cùlag, for instance, is your back tooth. And mòr is the adjective ‘big’. So the name translates as ‘big back’.
Which raises the question of just what is it the back of?
A backdrop to the lochs below, perhaps? Loch Sionasgaig, Loch Lòn na h-Uamha, Loch an Doire Dhuibh and Lochan Gainmheich, shimmering in the sunshine, their surfaces ruffled by the brisk westerly breeze.
Or the huge sporting estate of Drumrunie Forest with its managed population of red deer?
Cùl Mòr’s neighbouring Corbett is the 769m high Cùl Beag (just right out of shot) which means ‘small back’. Small back and big back. Little and large.