Ben Cruachan, seen from Meall Cuanail
|Elevation||1,126 m (3,694 ft) |
|Prominence||c. 881 m |
Ranked 14th in British Isles
|Parent peak||Ben Lawers|
|Listing||Munro, Marilyn, Council top (Argyll and Bute)|
|English translation||Mountain of Peaks|
|Language of name||Gaelic|
|Pronunciation||Scottish Gaelic: ['ku?x n? 'pe]|
|Location||Loch Etive/Loch Awe, Scotland|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 36|
Ben Cruachan (Gaelic: Cruach na Beinne) is a 1126 m mountain that is the highest point in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It gives its name to the Cruachan Dam, a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station located in a cavern inside the mountain, Cruachan! is the battle cry for Highland clans Campbell and MacIntyre.
It is the high point of a ring of mountains, known as the Cruachan Horseshoe, that surrounds the power station reservoir. The horseshoe includes a further Munro (Stob Diamh), a Corbett (Beinn a' Bhuiridh), and several subsidiary summits.