Highest point in United Kingdom, Scotland - UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne
N 56° 47.815 W 005° 00.215
30V E 377634 N 6296570
Quick Description: Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, located in Scotland. Standing at 1,345 metres (4,411 ft) above sea level.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/28/2017 6:39:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMXCRZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MatthewCat
Views: 7

Long Description:
The mountain is a popular destination, attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year, around three-quarters of which use the Pony Track from Glen Nevis. The 700-metre (2,300 ft) cliffs of the north face are among the highest in Scotland, providing classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties for climbers and mountaineers. They are also the principal locations in Scotland for ice climbing.

The summit, which is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano,features the ruins of an observatory which was continuously staffed between 1883 and 1904. The meteorological data collected during this period are still important for understanding Scottish mountain weather. C. T. R. Wilson was inspired to invent the cloud chamber after a period spent working at the observatory.

Source: wikipedia.org
State/Province/County/Territory etc.: United Kingdom

Elevation: 1345

Elevation Measurement: Meters

Access: Hiking Trail/Foot Path

Fee: No

Related URL (If available): [Web Link]

If Yes How Much?: Not Listed

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