I am delighted to offer a selection of prints of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Ben Nevis rises to 1,345 metres (4,411 ft) above sea level at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William and overlooking The Great Glen and the sea lochs of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil.
Ben Nevis is actually just one mountain in a great massif of tall summits that stretches out to the north and east. Its immediate neighbour is Carn Mor Dearg to which it is linked by the Carn Mor Dearg Arête, and in so doing encloses the magnificent Allt a’ Mhuilinn glen directly beneath. Both mountains are among the nine in Scotland over 4,000 feet, of which the nearby peaks of Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor form part of the same massif.
The southern and western flanks of Ben Nevis rise nearly 1,200 metres in just two kilometres above the River Nevis flowing down Glen Nevis. As a result the mountain presents an aspect of massive bulk on this side. This is a characteristic that is well demonstrated when seen across the waters of Loch Oil from the village of Corpach.
However, pride of place in my collection of prints of Ben Nevis are those of the north face. In complete contrast to the south and west facing slopes, the buttresses, ridges and cliffs of the mighty North Face of Ben Nevis above the Coire Leis offer some of the finest and sustained summer and winter climbing in Britain.