Ben Nevis Cairns Completedby Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com Oct/2012
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Cairns showing the descent points for No.4 Gully and Coire Leis have been completed in time for the coming winter season on The Ben.
The new cairns are a replacement for the marker posts that stood at both locations for many decades, before their removal earlier this year, as reported at the time on UKH/UKC.
The work followed a public consultation process carried out by landowners the John Muir Trust at the start of 2012.
The Coire Leis cairn measures approximately 2m high with a large and distinct capstone, say the JMT. The position of the cairn is NN171710, and it serves as a navigation marker for the descent line from the Ben Nevis end of the CMD Arete into Coire Leis.
The Number 4 Gully cairn is roughly 1.7m high, with a large and distinct capstone which has two aluminium number 4s on it - one facing N/NE and the other facing S. The position of the cairn is NN159717 – the same location as the previous aluminium marker. The cairn serves as a navigation marker for the descent into Number 4 Gully.