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Google Maps Suggests Hiking Routes on UK Peaks That Are Pretty Much Fatal

July 21, 2021

Ben Nevis is, at 4,413 feet, the highest point on the island of Great Britain. But that diminutive height doesn’t mean it’s a simple hill. The name in Gaelic translates roughly as “malicious mountain.” There are sections of hundreds of feet of near vertical rock that give the mountain an imposing look, and it’s often hit with brutal weather. But there is a popular trail to the top that isn’t terribly difficult, and unless you’re blazing an off-trail route, or doing some serious ice climbing, a trip to the top of Ben Nevis shouldn’t really be a matter of life and death.

Unless you follow Google Maps, that is. Adventure Journal