New guide and map of Ben and Glen Ne­vis

The Oban Times - - News -

THE AU­THOR of nu­mer­ous books on climb­ing and ge­ol­ogy was the guest at a book sign­ing or­gan­ised by Lochaber Geop­ark.

Noel Wil­liams signed copies of his lat­est guide and map, Ex­plor­ing the Land­scape of

Ben Ne­vis and Glen Ne­vis –a joint col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Geop­ark and Ne­vis Land­scape Part­ner­ship – at the Geop­ark Vis­i­tor Cen­tre in Fort Wil­liam on Thurs­day Fe­bru­ary 16.

As well as be­ing a di­rec­tor of the Geop­ark, Mr Wil­liams is a well-known lo­cal teacher and a for­mer Lochaber Moun­tain Res­cue Team mem­ber.

Mr Wil­liams said he hopes the book, which he de­scribes as the ‘dis­til­la­tion of many years of dis­cov­ery’, will help peo­ple ap­pre­ci­ate the pro­cesses by which the lo­cal scenery was cre­ated and some of the fea­tures left be­hind.

One high­light he picked out was the way in which some of the Mamores were formed by rock fold­ing over it­self.

‘Peo­ple don’t re­alise they can see th­ese things here. Hope­fully the book will help them do so,’ he said.

A Lochaber Geop­ark spokesper­son said: ‘Noel is a very ac­tive mem­ber of our board of di­rec­tors and has been in­volved since the in­cep­tion of the geo park in 2004. His great knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence has gone into this fine guide book.’

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Noel Wil­liams with his new book.

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