SAW003582 SCOTLAND (1947). Ben Nevis. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north. This image has been produced from a print.

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Title [SAW003582] Ben Nevis. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference SAW003582
Date 1947
Link Canmore Collection item 1314688
Place name
Parish KILMALLIE
District LOCHABER
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 216652, 771254
Longitude / Latitude -5.0026771383056, 56.796775142719
National Grid Reference NN167713

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Yours, Jemima

Britain from Above Web Admin Team

Britain from Above
Thursday 25th of September 2014 10:18:16 AM
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain, rising for more than 4,400 feet near to Fort William, in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands.



Its height means that it is often shrouded in mist and rain (one interpretation of the meaning of its name is 'mountain with its head in the clouds'). The high volume of precipitation creates many run-off channels for water to drain from the higher to the lower slopes and eventually to the River Nevis below. These can be seen clearly in the image, and are a good example of how erosion by the weather gradually carries material from upper to lower slopes, playing a significant role - over very long periods of time - is shaping the landscape around us.

AlMu
Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:32:42 PM