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Ben Stack looks spectacular from the west - a great cone of rock rising to an airy summit. Climbing it from the east, the ascent is fairly short, yet rewarded with superb views out over the Sutherland coastline, and inland to the scree-girt ridges of Foinaven and Arkle to the north, and Quinag to the south.
Very boggy, faint path in places.
None to start, nearest bus Achfary (bus 805/806 from Durness and Lairg) 1.5km from start.
Parking where track leaves A838 1.5km north of Achfary; there is space before the private road sign.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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