Ben Klibreck

Summary for Ben Klibreck

Ben Klibreck is a route in “The Strath Vagastie” region / range which is located in the Coigach to Cape Wrath area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a route between two seperate points

Sunrise 8:44 am
Sunset 4:15 pm
7 hours 30 minutes(s) daylight
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7 km/ 4.35 miles780 m/ 2559.06 ft5 hours
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This route is a fairly easy one and during the longer days could possibly combined with Ben Hope although there is quite a long drive between the two across single track roads.

Ben Klibrech dominates central & eastern Sutherland and is an isolated mass rising above a pretty much featureless moorland.

This route enables the crossing of River Vagastie even after heavy rainfall alternatively the route can be started a bit further north as both routes converge on the saddle (688m)

Route points for Ben Klibreck

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NC53612887107° ESE0.07 (0.07)Start from the A836 (182) cross the bridge over the River Vagastie
NC53682885103° ESE0.33 (0.4)Once over the River Vagastie follow the stream
NC54002876101° N0.63 (1.03)Pass waterfalls continuing ascending by stream upto the southern end of Loch bad an loch
NC55122884101° N0.65 (1.68)Keep to the south of the Lochan as it's boggy
NC5704289358° ENE0.36 (2.04)Ascend upto the southern bank of Loch an Uan
NC5735291087° E0.23 (2.27)Ascend on a saddle (688m)
NC57582911356° N0.3 (2.57)From this col on the main ridge above Loch an Uan where most ascents converge continue ascending
NC5757294117° NNE0.18 (2.75)Climb over the ridge A' Chioch upto (747)
NC5763295722° NNE0.12 (2.87)Continue up the ridge
NC5784297575° ENE0.61 (3.48)From col 747 steep climb approx 200m onto the summit of Ben Klibreck
NC58442989255° WSW0.61 (4.09)The summit Ben Klibreck - 962 ( metres)
NC57682968202° SSW0.12 (4.21)Return by same way
Munros covered on Ben Klibreck
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
194 962 Ben Klibreck Meaning unknown (Hill oh the speckled cliff) Byn Kleebreck