26 January 2011

The Mountain


This is how Adam's Peak looks from the trailhead of Nallathanni route. The total distance to the top is about 6km.

34 comments:

George said...

I like the way you have captured the peak of the mountain against that cloudy sky. The lush green of the forest is also beautiful.

Kirigalpoththa said...

George,
Thanks. Glad you like this image :)

Carol said...

Wonderful photograph Krigalpoththa! How did it get the name Adam's Peak. Surely not because of Adam's Apple. It seems like it should have a more beautiful name. Nallathanni route has a lovely sound.

Indrani said...

The pic is beautiful, So well composed.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Carol,
You can read a good description about the legend of Adam's Peak and how it got its name in this website - www.sripada.org. It is certainly related to the first man on earth, 'Adam'. As per the website, Portugese who came to Sri Lanka in 1505AD named this mountain as Adam's Peak.

Indrani,
Thanks a lot :)

Chavie said...

The picture is kinda surreal knowing that those clouds are just about touching that peak. :D Beautiful shot, and the green montane forest adds a nice contrast to the blue sky. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful mountain peak, K.... Did you hike to the TOP?
Betsy

bicocacolors said...

how much intriguing this legend!!!
great post!!

Frieda said...

That mountain looks like a pyramid covered in trees. Fascinating!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
Sri Pada Adaviya is one of my favourite forest. Full of mysteries. The clouds are actually touching the peak. When we were up there it was covered with mist.

Betsy,
I have climbed 4 times to this mountain. These pictures here were taken from the top :)

Bicocacolors,
Yes, it has a fascinating history.

Frieda,
Yep, it will be the tallest pyramid on earth. :D

Thanks all for your comments.

rainfield61 said...

The mountain is going to touch the sky.

Amila Kanchana said...

හරිම ලස්සනයි!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rainfield,
Yes, it was touching clouds when we were at the top :)

Amila,
බොහොම ස්තුතියි!

Anjana said...

Great composition and a beautiful shot as always!

අහ්! පලවෙනි පාරට සිංහලෙන් කමෙන්ට් දාලා තියේනවා දැක්කේ =D

silent moments said...

Wonderful to see such dense forest spanning as far as eye can see !

betchai said...

beautiful picture, so lush with greens, would love to hike to the peak too.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Anjana,
Thanks.
මීට ඉස්සර සිංහලෙන් අදහස් දාල තිබුන හෑබෑයි කලාතුරකින් :) පෙබරවාරි මාසෙ කොහෙ හරි යමුද?

Silent Moments,
Yes, Sri Pada forest is one of the thickest forest in Sri Lanka.

Betchai,
I'm sure you will love the hike to the top!

Thanks all for your comments.

Anjana said...

මාත් මේ අහන්න කියලා හැදුවේ. හරි යමු! කෝල් එකක් දීලා කතා කරගමු.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Wow! What a gorgeous shot!!
Must have been amazing to see in person...

magerata said...

Hi KP, as usual a brilliant capture. I recently went a hikes, climb(s) in Death Valley for a week. Helped me to think a lot and shed a lot of sadness I brought back from SL. When I see this mountain, the feeling I get is, Climb! and I will. The only other mountain to bring such feelings is Fujisan in Japan.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Anjana,
නියමයි! මම කතා කරන්නම්..

Kirigalpoththa said...

Amaris,
Yep, This is a must do trip who ever visit Sri Lanka :)

Magerata,
Thanks for your comments and we have a lot to climb to get to the top..

Nicole said...

Lovely capture!

Odoy said...

nice... very usefull for camping hiking addict. :D

Gallicissa said...

Great photograph!
What was the month you shot this?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nicole,
Thanks a lot!

Odoy,
Thanks for the interesting link

Gallicissa,
Thanks a lot. This was captured in the first week of January.

Knatolee said...

I remember seeing that on my birthday in 2006 (but not climbing it!!!) Great shot.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Knatolee..Next time you should climb it.

Jane said...

This is such a beautiful sight!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Jane :)

London Caller said...

Lovely mountain!
Looks pretty tall.

Kirigalpoththa said...

London Caller,
Thanks for your comments. :)

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Brilliant photo! Love the volcano like peak against the bluish background. Excellent composition.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sankara,
Thanks a lot mate!