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.
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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.
Braeriach (Scottish Gaelic: Bràigh Riabhach/Am Bràigh Riabhach) is the third-highest mountain in the British Isles, surpassed only by Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui. It is the highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms, separated from the central section (containing Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm) by the pass of the Lairig Ghru. The summit has a crescent shape, with several corries. In the north-facing corrie of Garbh Coire Mor the snow has completely melted just 5 times in the last century: 1933, 1959, 1996, 2003 & 2006 and the patches that linger there are the longest-lying snow patches in Scotland.
Probably the most commonly used route up Braeriach starts from Sugar Bowl car park, on the road leading the Cairn Gorm ski area. From here a path leads over the hillside to a steep-sided rocky ravine known as the Chalamain Gap, before descending around 100 metres to the Lairig Ghru. After crossing this pass the route heads for the summit via Braeriach's north ridge, crossing a subsidiary peak, Sròn na Lairige. The summit is about 9 km from the car park by this route.
There's a trail leading to the summit.
By elevation Braeriach is
# 2 out of 4967 in Highland # 2 out of 1430 in Aberdeenshire # 3 out of 18277 in Scotland # 3 out of 34760 in United Kingdom # 2 out of 63 in Mar Lodge Estate National Nature Reserve # 2 out of 1071 in Cairngorms National Park # 3 out of 5485 in the Grampian Mountains
By prominence Braeriach is
# 3 out of 1430 in Aberdeenshire # 2 out of 63 in Mar Lodge Estate National Nature Reserve # 7 out of 1071 in Cairngorms National Park # 66 out of 5485 in the Grampian Mountains
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