Ben Stack

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Ben Stack
Scotland Ben Stack01 2003-05-31.jpg
Ben Stack seen from the A838 road
Elevation 721 m (2,365 ft)
Prominence 532 m (1,745 ft)
Listing Graham, Marilyn
Translation Pinnacle hill (Scottish Gaelic)
Pronunciation /ˌbɛn ˈstæk/
Ben Stack is located in Scotland
Ben Stack
Ben Stack
Sutherland, Scotland
OS grid NC269423
Coordinates 58°20′08″N 4°57′27″W / 58.335426°N 4.957519°W / 58.335426; -4.957519Coordinates: 58°20′08″N 4°57′27″W / 58.335426°N 4.957519°W / 58.335426; -4.957519
Topo map OS Landranger 9
Easiest route Walk

Ben Stack is a mountain located in northern Scotland, in the county of Sutherland. It is 721 metres (2365 feet) high. It is located southeast of Laxford Bridge and northwest of Loch More and the town of Lairg, along the A838 road, and just west of Loch Stack across the A838.

It is regarded as a moderately easy walk for walkers and hikers, both due to its overall height and its accessibility, near the A838 road.

On 6 August 2005 former U.K. Foreign Secretary Robin Cook died after collapsing with a heart attack whilst walking down from the summit of Ben Stack.

Ben Stack is most commonly climbed from the southeast, following the long eastern ridge of Leathad na Stioma. A slightly steeper alternative comes from the northwestern side, starting from near Lochstack Lodge. The starting points are both located on the A838, thus a traverse is possible.

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