You can now climb Ben Nevis from the comfort of your own home with the help of Google Street View

December 11, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Budding mountaineers can now climb the highest mountain in the British Isles from the comfort of their own homes.

Google Street View from the top of Ben Nevis (SWNS Group)

Google Street View from the top of Ben Nevis (SWNS Group)

Thanks to Google Street View, people can now enjoy the panoramic vistas from the peak of Ben Nevis without actually having to climb the mountain.

Viewers will also be able to take in shots from different points of the trail on the way up.

The attraction was made possible by a team of volunteer mountaineers who photographed their climb up the mountain in the Scottish Highlands.

Google Street View from the top of Ben Nevis (SWNS Group)

Google Street View from the top of Ben Nevis (SWNS Group)

Google‘s camera system enables the publication of 360 degree panoramic photography.

David Buckett, of the Highland Mountain Company, said: “Looking at the route up will give people a true sense of what they are about to undertake, inspire them to try to get to the summit or be able to see what an achievement friends and family have made.

“There are not many other iconic mountains in the world that are as documented as Ben Nevis.”
Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, said: “We’re delighted that the spectacular views from Britain’s highest peak, our very own Ben Nevis, can now be seen on Google Street View.

“Even those who haven’t climbed the mountain themselves can enjoy the amazing vistas and feel on top of the world.”

The move follows Google‘s attempt to help people search for the Loch Ness Monster in April when they took their cameras above and below the water’s surface.

This latest initiative will also feature views of Snowdon and Scafell Pike – the highest mountains in Wales and England respectively.

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