Sgurr na Stri

A steep little mountain that lies at the head of Loch Scavaig in the S of the Isle of Skye, Sgurr na Stri rises to 497m (1630 feet) between Loch na Cuilce and Camasunary Bay, 3 miles (5 km) north northwest of Elgol. Geologically, Sgurr na Stri lies on the southern edge of the Tertiary igneous complex which forms the Black Cuillin, and comprises bytownite gabbro and basalt lavas, shot through by dykes. A USAF F111 aircraft crashed on the southern slope of the mountain on 7th December 1982, while on a training flight, killing both crew members.

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