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  Wikinfo | Ben Nevis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles.
Ben Nevis is also a brand name of whisky distillery down in the nearby town of Fort William.
Ben Nevis consists of igneous rock dating from the Devonian period of geological history.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Ben_Nevis   (327 words)

 Ben Nevis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ben Nevis (Gaelic: Beinn Nibheis) is the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.
Ben Nevis's popularity, climate and complex topography contribute to a high number of mountain rescue incidents; in 1999, for example, there were 41 rescues and four fatalities on the mountain.
The Ben Nevis Distillery is a single malt whisky distillery at the foot of the mountain, located by Victoria Bridge to the north of Fort William.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ben_Nevis   (2534 words)

 Edinburgh Geologist - Ben Nevis geology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ben Nevis is one of Britain’s most famous natural tourist attractions, one of 284 Munros, and Britain’s highest mountain, the summit standing at 1344m.
Ben Nevis, or ‘The Ben’ as it is fondly known, sits majestically at the head of Loch Linnhe, its presence dominating the landscape from all corners of Fort William and some parts of Lochaber.
Ben Nevis lies within Dalradian schists of the Appin Group though the Ben itself, as stated by Williams, is granitic, intruded around 400 million years ago when it was part of a massive and very active volcano.
www.edinburghgeolsoc.org /z_43_02.html   (2455 words)

 Ben Nevis Height (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ben Nevis is always referred to by climbers simply as 'The Ben (Ben meaning Mountain).
The l794 map of Scotland proclaimed, "Ben Nevis is, at 437Oft the highest mountain in Great Britain", although it shouId be remembered that this new, map was simply an updated version of the 1782 map drawn by Lt. Campbell.
The first recorded ascent of Ben Nevis was made in 1771 by the noted botanist James Robertson who was on an expedition to collect plant specimens for the College Museum of Edinburgh.
www.gferris.freeserve.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /Nf/height.htm   (526 words)

 ben nevis
Ben Nevis is located on the outskirts of Fort William on the west coast of Scotland at the head of Loch Linnhe.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain and as such is popular, in particular with tourists especially those from abroad.
The ruins on the summit of "The Ben", as it is often known, are of an observatory built in the late 1800's for the use of meteorologists.
www.caledoniahilltreks.com /mountain_ranges/bennevis.htm   (527 words)

 Ben Nevis Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
At 4406ft or 1344m, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the country.
Its proximity to Fort William, its relatively modest height by international comparisons, and the accessibility of the path from Glen Nevis mean that tens of thousands of walkers climb Ben Nevis each year.
To the south beyond Glen Nevis lies the rocky ridge of the Mamores, and still further the mountains of Glen Coe.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /fortwilliam/bennevis   (709 words)

 Ben Nevis Information Page
The summit of Ben Nevis - The Trigpoint
The summit of Ben Nevis - The Observatory
Ben Nevis ice is renowned throughout the world for its ability to provide superb placements for ice axes and crampons.
bennevis.ms11.net /information.html   (1358 words)

 walks - ben nevis
Everything to the south was covered in a cloud inversion with Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis being the barrier between the sunny and clear north and west.
My clients for this ascent of Ben Nevis were from the Cheshire area and were doing their own 'Three Peaks' Challenge, to climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales.
This is not particularly pleasant due to loose stones and scree and the higher areas of Ben Nevis are barren and rocky.
www.caledoniahilltreks.com /walks/walks_in_ben_nevis.htm   (3466 words)

 Ben Nevis | Guides, Information & Advice
Ben Nevis is Scotland's and Britain's highest mountain and walking and climbing on Ben Nevis have always been hugely popular activities.
Ben Nevis is in the Western Highlands two miles north east from the Town of Fort William.
Ben Nevis can be climbed at any time of year although in winter it is a significant mountaineering challenge.
www.macsadventure.com /bennevis.htm   (1078 words)

 Ben Nevis (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ben Nevis is somewhat infamous for its inclement weather.
The word ben is certainly the Gaelic for peak, and Ben Nevis is sometimes referred to as The Ben.
Ruins of the observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis There once was an observatory on the summit.
ben-nevis.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (561 words)

 Lochaber: Climbing on Ben Nevis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Not only is Ben Nevis the highest mountain in Britain, it is probably the most climbed, too.
The cliffs of Ben Nevis are a massive 600m high in places and have every type of climbing you could wish for.
Ben Nevis has so many routes that there are several very good guidebooks for the crags.
www.scotclimb.org.uk /bennevis.shtml   (1602 words)

 Ben Nevis climbing guide
This is hardly surprising-weather data culled from twenty-one year of continuous observation at the summit meteorological station (during the period 1883 -1904) indicates that the chances of arriving on a cloud-free summit range from 50% in June to just 20% in January.
Ben Nevis is arguably the best winter climbing centre in the country.
On Ben Nevis will be found the longest, most sustained climb on good rock in the country.
www.sportextreme.com /phclre31006   (450 words)

 MCofS; MCofS: Navigation on Ben Nevis
To have a fighting chance of navigating effectively on Ben Nevis it is essential to be armed with at least one map, with a waterproof cover, and a decent compass.
Ben Nevis will always be there — the important thing is to make sure you are too.
The Harvey Ben Nevis Summit 1:12,500 scale map is ideal for use with GPS and has a 100 metre grid superimposed on it which enables accurate Grid References to be taken.
www.mountaineering-scotland.org.uk /leaflets/nevis.html   (2168 words)

 Overview of Ben Nevis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On the northeast ridge of Ben Nevis stand the ruins of a weather observatory that was manned between 1883 and 1904.
The first recorded ascent of Ben Nevis was in 1771 by the botanist James Robertson and other early ascents were made by the African explorer Mungo Park and the poet John Keats (1818).
Ben Nevis became popular with tourists following the opening of the West Highland Railway to Fort William in 1894 and in the following year the first Ben Nevis Hill Race was was run from foot to summit and back again.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/features/featurefirst178.html   (366 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Appeal to tidy up Ben Nevis
The winding Allt a' Mhuillin approach to Ben Nevis, which is most often used by climbers, has badly deteriorated over the years.
Mountain guide Alan Kimber said: "Ben Nevis is very very important to Fort William - it's probably the most important attraction that we have in Fort William.
Ben Nevis has more routes than any other mountain in the UK.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/2315729.stm   (288 words)

 Welcome to Ben Nevis Distillery
Incorporated within Ben Nevis Distillery is The Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, built into an old warehouse dating from 1862 and former bottling hall, which still retains some of its original features.
Ben Nevis Distillery established in 1825, is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland.
The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4'406 feet above sea level.
www.bennevisdistillery.com   (179 words)

 Ben Nevis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ben Nevis from the summit of Stob Ban to the west
Ben Nevis (possibly from an old Gaelic word meaning venomous) is the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1344 metres.
It is easily accessible from Glen Nevis via the old pony track which used to service the observatory on the summit.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~fiski/bennevis.html   (1514 words)

 Ben Nevis
Nevis stands 4,408 ft (1344 metres) above sea level and an ascent from Fort William means a sea-level start.
Aonach Beag is to the left., with the Ben Alder hills and the Mounth beyond.
Ben Alder, the Mounth and Sciehallion are in the far distance.
www.jbutler.org.uk /Scotland/Lochaber/nevis.shtml   (1812 words)

 Ben Nevis Inn, fort william hostel bunkhouse Glen Nevis, Highlands of Scotland
Ben Nevis Inn, fort william hostel bunkhouse Glen Nevis, Highlands of Scotland
Popular with walkers, mountaineers and locals alike, the Ben Nevis Inn is found at the start of the Ben Nevis mountain path and close to the end of the famous West Highland Way in Fort William, with fabulous views over Glen Nevis.
The Ben Nevis Inn has a bunkhouse situated downstairs with a dormitory that sleeps twenty, divided into three sections.
www.ben-nevis-inn.co.uk   (243 words)

 Ben Nevis Facts
As an amusing update to this story volunteers clearing stones at the summit of Ben Nevis in May 2006 found the remains of the piano and were mystified as to how it could have got up there!
Standing at 1,344 metres high (or 4,408 feet) Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, and as such is the major challenge for any UK climber or walker.
Ben Nevis, translated from the gaelic means 'Mountain of Heaven'.
www.mountainwalk.co.uk /bennevisfacts.html   (1249 words)

 Ben Nevis Distillery Profile (Malt Madness - about single malt whisky)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Ben Nevis distillery was closed in 1986, purchased
They offer a 10yo and a 26yo single malt, but several blends as well; the 'Dew of Ben Nevis' without an age statement, the 12yo and the 21yo.
The four older versions I tried (distilled in the 1970's and 1980's) were superb while the four younger versions that were distilled in the 1990's after Nikka reopened the distillery were fairly mediocre.
www.maltmadness.com /ben_nevis.html   (824 words)

 SummitPost - Ben Nevis -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
Ben Nevis the highest mountain in the United Kingdom and the peaks of Glen Coe give some of the finest winter mountaineering in the UK.
And the nearest telephones are at the Glen Nevis Youth hostel or a public phone near the Fort William Distillery at Lochy Bridge.
Other attempts were made sporadically, but the modern Ben Nevis Race really began in 1937 with the presentation of the MacFarlane Cup by the late George MacFarlane, former provost of Fort William.
www.summitpost.org /mountain/rock/150801/ben-nevis.html   (1632 words)

 Travel to Fort William, Ben Nevis Inn Hostel at the foot of Ben Nevis, Highlands of Scotland
The Ben Nevis Inn is located in Glen Nevis, which is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Scotland.
Glen Nevis is within walking distance of the centre of Fort William, which offers all the facilities required by the backpacking traveller, from cafes, pubs and restaurants, to shops catering for all needs, ranging from a selection of excellent sports and mountaineering equipment specialists to the more mundane but necessary supermarkets and newsagents.
Ben Nevis Inn is at the top of the short footpath.
www.ben-nevis-inn.co.uk /location.asp   (612 words)

 Ben Nevis (Munro) - MunroMagic.com
Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, forms a horse-shoe shape ridge with Carn Mor Dearg, the massive Nevis dwarfing the latter (9th highest).
This route reveals little of the magnificence of Nevis, and there are alternative routes from the N, for hill-walkers who can cope with scrambling, via Carn Mor Dearg and the CMD arete, or via the head wall of Coire Leis to join the southern end of the arete.
Both these routes ascend Ben Nevis from the E. All other approaches should be left to mountaineers with rock climbing experience.
www.munromagic.com /MountainInfo.cfm?Mountain=1   (661 words)

 mountain biking scotland freeride glasgow route ben nevis scotland fort william (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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It has to be said that there is absolutely no way that you can cycle up Ben Nevis as the path is both steep and littered with huge rocks and shingle that feels like quicksand.
Along with Ben Nevis (the meaning is not certain - possibly the 'venomous' mountain), these four mountains form a group of peaks over 4000 feet - there are nine altogether in Scotland (none in the remainder of the British Isles).
www.glasgowmtbmad.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /bennevis.htm   (1302 words)

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