Ben Nevis North Face-- The first snows of the season were sufficient to provide definition of the craggs and ridges.. The photo was taken about b4 miles away.
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Ben Nevis (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Nibheis, pronounced [peˈɲivəʃ]) is the highest mountain in the United Kingdom and the whole of the British Isles. It is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William.
As is common for many Scottish mountains, it is known both to locals and visitors as simply the Ben. It attracts an estimated 100,000 ascents a year, around three-quarters of which are made using the well-constructed Pony Track from Glen Nevis on the south side of the mountain. For climbers and mountaineers the main attraction lies in the 700-metre (2,300 ft) high cliffs of the north face; among the highest cliffs in the United Kingdom, they harbour some classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties, and are one of the principal locations in the UK for ice climbing.
The summit, at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level, features the ruins of an observatory, which was permanently 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.
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faletiz (10759) 2011-04-10 2:22
Hello Rich i like this picture with severe dark rocks just sprinkled with snow and clouds that capped the summit of Mt. I like how the picture fills the whole mountain with its brown tones, this enhances the charm of the landscape bleak and austere. Excellent crop! Have a good Sunday
annjackman (18453) 2011-04-10 2:42
Snow capped with cloud - perfect mountain picture. I love the sweeping shapes of Ben Nevis and then the craggy summit. I see it is clothed with those autumn browns. I am wondering where you are standing for this. Great work.
Best wishes, Ann
Sonata11 (33201) 2011-04-10 8:52
a very impressive shot of nature. Beautiful view of mountains in the foggy moment. You did perfectly well.An excellent job. I like this picture.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
peppe59 (14551) 2011-04-10 14:33
a spectacular picture, almost monochrome.
Charo (51210) 2011-04-14 15:52
I knew the name of this mountain, but had never seen.
Good perspective and great atmosphere with the fog that covers part of the summit.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-04-18 11:07
Beleza esta paisagem mas muito dramática , prece um lugar bem árido , bonitas as montanhas cobertas de neve ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-10 1:29