Elevation is the altitude of a place above sea level.
Peak’s prominence is the least vertical to be covered to get from the summit to any other higher terrain.
Proportional Prominence1 076 m
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Mountains in Scotland with a height of over 914 m / 3 000 ft bear a special name, the Munros. They are named after Sir Hugh Munro, the 4th Baronet (1856–1919), who produced the first list of such hills, known as Munro’s Tables, in 1891.
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.
There's an alpine trail (T4) leading to the summit.
By elevation Ben Cruachan is
# 1 out of 2059 in Argyll and Bute # 51 out of 18277 in Scotland # 51 out of 34760 in United Kingdom # 43 out of 5485 in the Grampian Mountains
By prominence Ben Cruachan is
# 2 out of 2059 in Argyll and Bute # 10 out of 18277 in Scotland # 12 out of 34760 in United Kingdom # 5 out of 5485 in the Grampian Mountains
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