VIDEO : Drone hiking guide to Scotland’s highest peaks – Part One by Mark Spence


Images of High snow depth on North Face of Ben Nevis in August - Climbers have encountered deep snow on Britain's highest mountain while assisting in a scientific project on the peak. It is not unusual for Ben Nevis to have coverings of snow all year. However, snow expert Iain Cameron has described the depth of the white stuff on the mountain's North Face as "astonishing". Photographs of the snow, which could be more than 15m deep in places, were taken by Highland Mountain Company. The firm is assisting scientists who have reached the final week of a three-year programme to survey geology and also fauna and flora on the North Face of the Munro near Fort William. On Twitter, Mr Cameron tweeted the Highland Mountain Company's photographs with the message: "Spot the climber. "Utterly astonishing depth of snow yesterday on Ben Nevis. Possibly 15m+" Picture: Highland Mountain Company/Universal News And Sport (Scotland) 09/08/2016

Part One of the hiking guide to Scotland’s highest peaks as featured in the Press and Journal


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