3rd Highest Trig Point Ben Lawers
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
N 56° 32.695 W 004° 13.253
30V E 424933 N 6267397
Park at Visitors Centre, N56 30.767 W004 15.749, Parking cost £2.00 but this is voluntary!, Good Boots plus Hillwalking Kit required. Dogs must be kept on leads and No! bikes. Waymark is at 3983ft
Waymark Code: WM9DH
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/24/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member The Hornet
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Ben Lawers is Britain's Tenth highest mountain, and has the Third Highest Trig Point, in the UK, it dominates the landscape north of Loch Tay. On a good clear day you can see the Atlantic Ocean & the North Sea

Geology has not been kind to Ben Lawers. At 3983ft it falls just short of the magic 4000ft mark. When accurate measurement showed it did fall short, a group of men spent one day in 1878 building a twenty-foot cairn designed to ensure it kept its head above 4000ft.

This has not survived the passing years, and would not be counted towards the mountain's height even if it had.

Despite their modest height, walking and climbing in the Scottish mountains may be made treacherous by their latitude and exposure to Atlantic weather systems. Even in summer, conditions can be atrocious; thick fog, strong winds, driving rain and freezing summit temperatures are commonplace.

Temperature decreases by 1 degree C for every 100m of ascent.

You are responsible for your own safety.
Are you fit enough to complete your chosen walk in the available time?
Know where you are going on the walk and follow the route on your map.
If in a Group know how many are in your party and stay together, never split up.
Ensure you have enough food plus emergency rations
Carry a map & compass, survival bag, torch, whistle and small first aid kit. Know how to use them.
In severe winter conditions you must carry an ice axe. You are also recommended to carry crampons.
Learn how to use your equipment.
Cold temperatures will reduce the life of your batteries.
Type of Trigpoint: Triangulation Pillar

Condition: Slightly Damaged

Number on Flush Bracket: S1590

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