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Ben More

A massive conical peak of N Stirling, Ben More rises to 1174m (3852 feet), meeting the requirements for a Munro, to the south of Glen Dochart 3 miles (5 km) east of Crianlarich. It is the second highest peak in the Southern Highlands (next to Ben Lawyers at 1214m / 3984 feet) and there is nothing to the south which is as high, in the entire United Kingdom. Its name is derived from the Gaelic for "great hill". A snow patch at Cuidhe Chrom, on the mountain's northern flank, usually lasts well into the summer before it melts.

A British European Airways Viscount aircraft, which was on a test flight, crashed into the mountain during a blizzard on 19th January 1973, killing its crew of four. A memorial was unveiled at the entrance to Crianlarich Church in 2005. A Wessex rescue helicopter crashed on the mountain on 1st February 1987 after its rotor blade hit a rock while attempting to help a fallen climber. Although the crew survived, a member of the Killin Mountain Rescue Team was killed.


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