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Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. It is situated in the west of Scotland, close to the town of Fort William. This imposing colossus is one of 284 Munros (mountains in Scotland that reach an elevation of 3,000 feet or more).
Ben Nevis is somewhat infamous for its inclement weather. The summit boasts the following statistics:
- 355 days a year cloud-covered, on average.
- 261 full gales per year, on average.
- 4,350 mm of rainfall per year, compared to only 2,050 mm in Fort William, just a few miles away.Edinburgh Geological — Society Ben Nevis geology
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- BBC News (2002), "Appeal to tidy up Ben Nevis". Online, accessed April 12, 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2315729.stm
- ^ Eric Langmuir (1995), "Mountaincraft and Leadership (Third edition)", SportScotland, Edinburgh.
- ^ Suzanne Miller (2004), "Ben Nevis Geology", The Edinburgh Geologist, Autumn, No. 43. Online, accessed April 12, 2005. http://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/z_43_02.html
- ^ The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (1997) "Ben Nevis — The Future" Newsletter No. 33, August. Online, accessed April 12, 2005. http://www.mountaineering-scotland.org.uk/nl/33b.html
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