Ben Cruachan

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Ben Cruachan
Cruachan Beann
Ben Cruachan - Flickr - Graham Grinner Lewis.jpg
Ben Cruachan
Highest point
Elevation1,126 m (3,694 ft)[1]
Prominencec. 881 m
Ranked 14th in British Isles
Parent peakBen Lawers
ListingMunro, Marilyn, Council top (Argyll and Bute)
English translationmountain of peaks[2]
Language of nameGaelic
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [ˈkʰɾuəx nə ˈpeɲə]
LocationLoch Etive/Loch Awe, Scotland
Parent rangeGrampian Mountains
OS gridNN069304
Topo mapOS Landranger 36

Ben Cruachan (Scottish Gaelic: Cruachan Beann)[3] is a mountain that rises to 1,126 metres (3,694 ft), the highest in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It gives its name to the Cruachan Dam, a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station located in a cavern inside the mountain. It is the high point of a ring of mountains, known as the Cruachan Horseshoe, that surrounds the power station reservoir. The horseshoe includes a further Munro (Stob Diamh), a Corbett (Beinn a' Bhuiridh), and several subsidiary summits. "Cruachan!" is the battle cry of Highland clans Campbell and MacIntyre.

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  1. ^ "Ben Cruachan". 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  2. ^ Butterfield, Irvine (1986). The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland. London: Diadem Books. ISBN 978-0-906371-71-8.
  3. ^ "Ben Cruachan". Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba: Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland.

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Coordinates: 56°25′34″N 5°07′58″W / 56.42618°N 5.13280°W / 56.42618; -5.13280