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The Highest Point in Argyll & Bute (Ben Cruachan) - Scotland.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 25.611 W 005° 07.909
30V E 368524 N 6255626
Quick Description: The 3694 feet mountain peak of Ben Cruachan is the highest point in the Scottish county of Argyll & Bute.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/17/2017 11:10:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMVQ9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MatthewCat
Views: 1

Long Description:

The area of Argyll & Bute covers a wide area of the west coast of Scotland along with a few islands as well. Its highest point is towards the north in shape of the iconic mountain Ben Cruachan, (the mountain of peaks).

The peak is the highest point of a horseshoe ridge to the north of Loch Awe. The mountain is famous for the dam and reservoir at its foot and the hydro-electric power station buried beneath which gives the mountain the nickname of 'The Hollow Mountain'

The mountain can be climbed from the south by a steep path alongside the Falls of Cruachan, then up past the dam and reservoir, before a zig-zagging path climbs west, then north up to the summit which becomes bouldery nearer the top. It can also be ascended in a counter-clockwise direction over the adjoining summits from the east.

The summit area consists of a cairn and remains of a trig pillar, but a large boulder a couple of yards west is the highest point. The views on a clear day cover a vast area of the country.

State/Province/County/Territory etc.: Argyll & Bute

Elevation: 3694

Elevation Measurement: Feet

Access: Bushwack (on foot w/no road or trail)

Fee: No

Related URL (If available): [Web Link]

If Yes How Much?: Not Listed

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