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Marker cairns moved on Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis
The cairns on Ben Nevis were relocated following consultation

A line of cairns that marked a path taken by walkers over the summit plateau of Ben Nevis has been moved.

The stone piles now mark the compass bearings used by walkers to navigate off the UK's highest mountain - particularly in heavy snow.

Nevis Partnership, which led the relocation project, said people could still take the path in the summer.

But in winter it advised walkers to follow the cairns, or use a map and compass.

The cairns mark the route walkers and climbers take using compass bearings to avoid snow cornices that build up on the mountain's north east facing corries.

Nevis Partnership went ahead with the relocation work following consultation with mountaineers.



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