True Highlands Blog
Standing at 1344m (4409ft) Ben Nevis now only shows the base of the mountain that it once was. Formed through volcanic activity, along with the other mountains of Lochaber and Glen Coe, it once rose to over 14,000ft and had a similar majesty to the Himalayas of today. Back then the UK was near the equator with a very hot and dry climate but after millions of years, erosion and ice ages have shaped the mountains of Scotland to have a very different feel. But they still pack a punch!