Warning: These bearings and distances are only likely to be of assistance if you are already a competent nevigator. Even very experienced mountaineers can have great difficulty navigating accurately in severe wind or 'white-out' conditions, such as occur frequently on the Ben Nevis plateau.
Note: At present (1995) magnetic north lies about 5° west of grid north for Ben Nevis. In order to calculate magnetic bearings (ie. the value you set on your compass), it is necessary to ADD 5° to these grid bearings. This adjustment will decrease by about 1° every six years.
Note: The marker poles are reported to have been removed recently (November 1996) by vandals who took a hacksaw to them and threw them away.
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Original produced by Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and available from Tiso's etc.