Scottish landmark is one of world’s most dangerous tourist attractions

A Scottish landmark has been named one of the world’s most dangerous tourist attractions.

Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, is in the top ten alongside Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro.

Ben Nevis has been named one of the ten most dangerous tourist attractions in the world


Ben Nevis has been named one of the ten most dangerous tourist attractions in the worldCredit: Alamy

The 1,345 m high mountain is located in western Scotland, near Fort William.

The climb to the summit can be treacherous for climbers unaccustomed to the terrain, and an average of six explorers die there each year.

Most fatal accidents on Ben Nevis are caused by falling off a sheer rock face.

Other deaths occur due to avalanches or bad weather.

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In the most recent incident, a frantic search for a missing hiker found a body on the mountain in April.

Zekun Zhang, 26, disappeared near the 4,003-foot summit of Carn Mor Dearg around 1 p.m. on April 11, 2023.

Two days later, police found a body on Ben Nevis.

In December 2022, another climber died after accidentally triggering an avalanche on the north face of the high mountain.

The 49-year-old man was hiking with a fellow climber on Ben Nevis when they fell almost 600 meters.

The other climber – who was 42 – miraculously survived but suffered serious injuries.

Earlier this year, in March, another man died after falling from 300 meters and two squads trying to reach him were injured in a scare day on the mountain.

Nothing could be done for the 28-year-old climber, he died, although about twelve soldiers rushed to his aid.

Army personnel were on an exercise when the victim fell to his death 3,000 feet (900 meters) off Red Burn – sparking a multi-agency alert.

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