Ben Klibreck from Strath Vagastie
|Elevation||962 m (3,156 ft) |
|Prominence||818 m (2,684 ft) Ranked 32nd in British Isles|
|Parent peak||Ben More Assynt|
|English translation||"hill of the speckled cliff"|
|Language of name||Gaelic|
|Pronunciation||Scottish Gaelic: [ˈpeiɲ ˈkʰliːpɾʲɪkʲ]|
|Parent range||Northwest Highlands|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 16, OS Explorer 443|
Ben Klibreck (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Clìbric) is a Scottish mountain located in central Sutherland. It is an isolated hill, rising above a large area of moorland. The highest point, Meall nan Con, rises to 962 m (3,165 ft) and is therefore the second most northerly Munro after Ben Hope. The western side of the hill is a fairly uniform steep, heathery slope, while the eastern side has a series of large, grassy corries and has been described as having more character.
Numerous ascents of Ben Klibreck are possible. It can be climbed from Crask to the south or Altnaharra to the north, but the easiest and most popular route is from the A836 to the west, by way of Loch nan Uan and up steep slopes to the summit ridge, which is then followed to the summit.