Britain's highest mountain just got taller
March 18, 2016 - Uncategorized
Cartographers say Ben Nevis, in the Scottish Highlands, is 1,345 meters high, rather than the previously recorded 1,344 meters.
Mapmakers Ordnance Survey say the mountain has not physically grown. Technology has improved since the last survey in 1949, allowing for a more accurate reading using data from satellites and a GPS receiver at the summit.
The actual difference between the two measurements is only a few centimeters — but since the new height is 1,344.527 meters (4,411.178 feet), it is officially rounded up. Read more…