Ben More Assynt

Ben More has an elevation of 998 m (3,274 ft) and is the highest point in the county of Sutherland. There is nowhere further south of the UK that is higher. It is also the highest mountain in the Crianlarich Hills, a large group of hills running east of Loch Lomond.

The easiest ascent to the summit starts from Benmore Farm on the A85. From here, a trail leads off at the end of the path and the route continues up the relentlessly steep north-west ridge.

Tragedy stuck on the mountain on 19th January 1973. A Vickers Viscount flew into the side of the mountain, 30 m below the summit. The aircraft had been flying over snow-covered high terrain and had failed to maintain a safe altitude.

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998 m (3,274 ft) Scotland Sutherland
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