Ben Klibreck

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Ben Klibreck
Beinn Clìbric
Ben Klibreck.jpg
Ben Klibreck from Strath Vagastie
Highest point
Elevation962 m (3,156 ft) [1]
Prominence818 m (2,684 ft) Ranked 32nd in British Isles
Parent peakBen More Assynt
ListingMunro, Marilyn
Naming
English translation"hill of the speckled cliff"
Language of nameGaelic
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [ˈpeiɲ ˈkʰliːpɾʲɪkʲ]
Geography
LocationHighland, Scotland
Parent rangeNorthwest Highlands
OS gridNC585299
Topo mapOS Landranger 16, OS Explorer 443

Ben Klibreck (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Clìbric)[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands Ben Klibreck". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  2. ^ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland
  3. ^ a b The Munros (SMC Guide), Donald Bennett et al., ISBN 0-907521-13-4
  4. ^ The Munros: Scotland's Highest Mountains, Cameron McNeish, ISBN 0-947782-50-8

Coordinates: 58°14′09″N 4°24′34″W / 58.235835°N 4.409435°W / 58.235835; -4.409435