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Name:Ben Stack
Hill number:1194
Height:720m / 2362ft
Section:16E: Scourie to Lairg
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Laxford
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,P500)
Grid ref:NC 26938 42283
Summit feature:cairn 30m NW of mast
Drop:531m
Col:189m  NC248416  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 9
(1:25k) 445
Observations:mound on ridge 70m NW at NC 26873 42311 is c 0.5m lower; trig point 100m SE at NC 26996 42203 is 2m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 168 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Very windy day. Yet some parts of the summit ridge were completely calm, though not the very top, where I almost had to crawl!! Views hazy, but most other hills clear [but sadly not Foinaven]IanHHill10/08/2017
From Strath Stack, through the woods and I just struck up the hill. At the col it was easy too pick up a footpath up the very steep ridge to the summit. Reversed route to descend.Peterb09/08/2017
From An Earachd on intermittent path. Steep but straightforward. Return same way and off to Oldshoremore for an afternoon on the beach!MichaelF23/05/2017
In extremely windy weather- had to crawl the last 200m to the cairn on all fours as gusts were vicious.NormanW15/05/2017
Cairngorm Weekend Meet at Naismith Hut, Elphin. Solo. North west approach, starting at NC265437 up track (OS 1:25,000 map shows this as a path). After crossing burn that flows into Loch na Seilge, took track that branches off SE, rising steeply. After track crosses burn higher up a rough path goes up beside a fence initially and leads eventually to the summit. Returned same way. Weather excellent.pwbellarby08/10/2016
Took the walk highlands suggested route, starting from the parking just north of Achfary, which apparently has a black phone box as it's on land owned by the same landowner for Westminster? http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/scourie/achfary/ It said 3.8km from the car park but avoiding the bogs and all the wee detours I think it was at least an 8km round trip, which took us just over 5 hours. We started on the wee track shown on the map and then found a small track which disappeared in places and roughly followed the Leathad na Stioma which has Gneiss ribs apparently! The first part wasn't too bad but the last 750 odd meters was a killer for Mrs TJR as it was very steep! During this section you gained height very quickly. It was all worth it as the weather was lovely and the views superb.thejackrustles02/10/2016
Solo, west-east traverse. Great hill but no views today.amswanston14/08/2016
From Achfary with Ben Dreavie and Ben Screavie. My last Graham.Jim.Fothergill20/05/2016
With Tony Smith's Marilyn completion party. Up from Achfary via Strath Stack and west ridge, down east ridge.Topographer5714/05/2016
Round from Achfary via Strath Stack & NW ridge path(eventually) with Black Dog MC & others to celebrate the 6th Marilyns completion.Smudge14/05/2016
Repeat visit for Tony Smith's Marilyn completion. 14 of us. Outnumbered by the Black Dogs of Led Zep IV fame. Great cakes 🎂Martin R14/05/2016
Fine day. Good walk. Excellent company. Marilyns complete. Great memories. Thanks to all.Tony S14/05/2016
Tony's Marilyn completion day.Lorna S14/05/2016
Abney level showed ring contour 70m NW is c.0.5m lower Galltywenallt15/04/2015
up the west route stalkers path to summit masts near top.robertphillips26/05/2014
With VR's Bob/Pat, Bob, Evelyn, John, Lionel and Phil.batrigg15/05/2013
First hill of the week, a little snow on the top, excellent view. It has a funny top, split in two, one has the trig point the other has a weather station of some sorts on it. ideal place for a bit of shelter.tallblond31/03/2013
Various inc JC and O. Great hill. Rain on descentMartin6603/09/2012
selfdavidsbatty17/08/2012
On Cape Wrath TrailSteve Clark03/06/2012
very.very fineThearlaichdubh09/05/2012
A really enjoyable ascent in perfect weather by the south east ridge. Only disappointment was the man made paraphernalia on this remote summit.JohnW10/06/2011
Great wee hill. Easily from NC244437 up track to lochan, and then steeply up fence line to NW ridge. Great mini scramble up to top.nordicstar28/04/2011
With Andy, Richard, Denise, Chris, Graham, Peter, Rebecca, Sophiezoob08/04/2010
With Lynseyalistairpooler01/09/2009
With HazelSpudGunn31/07/2009
Midges & ticks!Morning08/08/2008
Date approx. With parents.Ashley01/01/2008
Starting from car park, with G, A and S. Encountered very boggy ground (G lost a leg!). Reached summit, following a couple of hinds on the way. Splendid views from top.Roadie5825/10/2007
A great little peak. Got to the top to find a Scot with his wife chatting away. When I arrived he pulled out a bottle of scotch and said let's drink to this hill. He did copiously and all of us stumbled back down. Enjoyed the walk, enjoyed the company at top and enjoyed the scotch. Company: Soloiandesbottes24/08/2004
Date is first visit. Notes from later...superb summit & view (NW ridge ascent also recommended; TP 718 on old map. A838@294414, wide 'shelf' & E corrie RHW27/07/2000
Self and SallyInvicta1425/06/2000
This is a great winter hill. Short enough to scamper up in between the storms on short December days. Great views especially at sunset.Gill01/01/2000
estimatenix_snilloc01/06/1997
Morning run up and down from the road: much awaited bag.Eddie10/06/1996
Solo Uisdean2512/08/1993
(est Date only Year known)Meagaidh01/01/1988
From road at foot. On stalkers' path and boulders/ heather to a flat area at 800'. Pleasant scramble up a grassy rake into mist. Left markers for return trip. on WDP to small peak and on ridge for 50 yards to see trig on parallel ridge.arranc25/06/1980
From the A838 at nc 264437BLACKHILLblank
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