Càrn Eige, sometimes spelt Càrn Eighe, is a mountain in the north of Scotland. At an elevation of 1,183 metres above sea level, it is the highest mountain in northern Scotland , the twelfth-highest summit above sea level in the British Isles, and, in terms of relative height , it is the second-tallest mountain in the British Isles after Ben Nevis . The highpoint of the historic county of Ross and Cromarty, it is the twin summit of the massif, being mirrored by the 1,181-metre Mam Sodhail, to the south on the same ridge.
Administratively, it is in the Highland council area, on the boundary between the historic counties of Inverness and Ross and Cromarty, on the former lands of the Clan Chisholm. The mountain is difficult to access, being 10 kilometres from the nearest road, and its sub-peak to the north is even more inaccessible.
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