This 2nd edition of Ben Nevis: Britain's Highest Mountain brings the history of Ben Nevis right up to date from the 1st edition, by adding the period from 1986 to 2008. This is a highly illustrated and painstakingly researched history of a mountain whose global status far outstrips its modest altitude; a story of climbers, poets, geologists, map makers and pioneering meteorologists. For more than 100 years, mountaineers have honed their skills and equipment on its flanks and ridges and applied them to dazzling effect in the Alps and Greater Ranges. Today, climbing on Ben Nevis is more popular than ever and the mountain's international reputation continues to grow, as its cliffs offer up some of the most challenging traditional summer and winter climbs in the world. This title offers fully updated history of Britain's most famous mountain from 1585 - 2008. It is highly illustrated with more than 400 (mostly colour) photographs, diagrams and maps. It features significant new research and historical photographs, and includes chapters on: Ben Nevis Observatory, Ben Nevis Distillery, Ben Nevis Aluminium Smelter, Ben Nevis Hill Race, Environment and Conservation, Gaelic Place Names, Geology and Mapping.
|Publication date:||1st October 2009|
|Author:||Ken Crocket, Simon Richardson|
|Publisher:||Scottish Mountaineering Club|
|Categories:||Climbing & mountaineering, Walking, hiking, trekking, Places & peoples: general & pictorial works,|
Authors Ken Crocket and Simon Richardson have been at the forefront of the Ben Nevis story, both as climbers and as chroniclers of the people, events and unique character of Britain's Highest Mountain. Ken Crocket authored the previous edition and co-authored the climbers' guide to Glen Coe. Simon Richardson has authored the past three editions of the climbers' guide to Ben Nevis.More About Ken Crocket, Simon Richardson