Mountains / Hills


Ben Macdui

Ben Macdui

Ben Macdui is the second highest mountain in the United Kingdom and the highest in the Cairngorms National Park. After the defeat of Domnall mac Uilliam in 1187, Donnchad II., Earl of Fife, acquired Strathavon, a territory stretching from Ballindalloch to Ben Macdui; because the mountain marked the western boundary of Donnchad’s territory. The mountain took the name from Donnchad’s family, the Mac Duibh.
Ben Macdui lies on the southern edge of the Cairn Gorm plateau, on the boundary between Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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Der Ben Macdhuiist mit 1309 Metern nach dem Ben Nevis der zweithöchste Berg Großbritanniens. Er liegt in der Bergkette der Cairngorms, die sich über den größten Teil des östlichen und zentralen schottischen Hochlandes erstreckt.
Vor der Vermessung und Erstellung genauer Karten hielt man den Ben Macdhui für den höchsten Punkt Großbritanniens. Als nach genauen Vermessungen jedoch bestätigt wurde, dass der höchste Berg der Ben Nevis ist, gab es Vorschläge, auf dem Gipfel einen sog. Cairn zu errichten, damit der Ben Macdhui wieder als höchster Berg gelten konnte. Die Pläne wurden allerdings nicht in die Tat umgesetzt.
Der Legende nach ist Ben Macdhui auch die Heimat von Am Fear Liath Mòr („der große graue Mann“), der dem Yeti ähnlich sein soll.

Pentland Hills

 

Pentland Hills

Pentland Hills

Pentland Hills

The Pentland Hills are a range of hills to the south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland. The range is around 20 miles (32 km) in length, and runs south west from Edinburgh towards Biggar and the upper Clydesdale.

Some of the peaks include:

Scald Law (579 m) (1900 ft)
Carnethy Hill (573 m) (1880 ft)
East Cairn Hill (567 m) (1860 ft)
West Cairn Hill (562 m) (1844 ft)
West Kip (551 m) (1808 ft)
Byrehope Mount (536 m) (1759 ft)
East Kip (534 m) (1752 ft)
Allermuir Hill (493 m) (1617 ft)
Castlelaw Hill (488 m) (1601 ft)
The hills span a number of council regions: from the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian in the north, south-west through West Lothian to the Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire.

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

 

Ben Nevis

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Ben Nevis (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Nibheis, pronounced [peˈɲivəʃ]) is the highest mountain in the British Isles. Standing at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level, it is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William.

The mountain is a popular destination, attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year, around three-quarters of which use the Pony Track from Glen Nevis. The 700-metre (2,300 ft) cliffs of the north face are among the highest in the United Kingdom, providing classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties for climbers and mountaineers. They are also the principal locations in the UK for ice climbing.

The summit, which is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano, features the ruins of an observatory which was continuously staffed between 1883 and 1904. The meteorological data collected during this period are still important for understanding Scottish mountain weather. C. T. R. Wilson was inspired to invent the cloud chamber after a period spent working at the observatory.

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Der Ben Nevis (gäl. Beinn Nibheis [ˈbɐiːɲ ˈniːviʃ]) ist mit einer Höhe von 1344 Metern der höchste Berg Schottlands und Großbritanniens.
Der Berg besteht aus rund 400 Millionen Jahre altem magmatischem Gestein aus der Devon-Periode. Die 300 Meter hohe Nordwand ist die höchste Felswand in Großbritannien.

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