Ben Alder

A mountain of Badenoch in Highland Council Area, Ben Alder rises to a height of 1148m (3766 feet) west of Loch Ericht. Ben Alder is characterised by a vast summit plateau, of which almost 1½ sq. miles (4 sq. km) are above 1000m (3280 feet) in height. This plateau supports a subarctic climate and stone polygons associated with permafrost can be found. Classified as a Munro, the actual summit is marked by an Ordnance Survey primary triangulation pillar installed 1948-49, while the name of the mountain is derived from the Gaelic for "hill of the rock water".

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