Ben Stack

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Ben Stack
Scotland Ben Stack01 2003-05-31.jpg
Ben Stack seen from the A838 road
Highest point
Elevation 721 m (2,365 ft)
Prominence 532 m (1,745 ft)
Listing Graham, Marilyn
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
Naming
Translation Pinnacle hill (Scottish Gaelic)
Pronunciation /ˌbɛn ˈstæk/
Geography
Ben Stack is located in Scotland
Ben Stack
Ben Stack
OS grid NC269423
Topo map OS Landranger 9
Climbing
Easiest route Walk

Ben Stack is a mountain in Sutherland, in the northwest of Scotland. It is 721 m (2,365 ft) high. It lies southeast of Laxford Bridge and northwest of Loch More along the A838 road, and just west of Loch Stack.

It is regarded as a moderately easy walk for walkers and hikers due to its overall height and its accessibility from the A838 road. It 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. These starting points are both located on the A838 road, thus a traverse is possible.

On 6 August 2005 former U.K. Foreign Secretary Robin Cook died after collapsing with a heart attack whilst walking down from the summit.[1]

See also[edit]

Foinaven

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Cowell (7 August 2005). "Robin Cook, Former British Foreign Secretary, Dies at 59". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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