Ben Nevis Observatory ponies 'Ben Nevis Cavalry'

Met Office1884/1904

Met Office

Met Office
Exeter, United Kingdom

From 1883 to 1904 scientists lived and worked year round at the summit of Ben Nevis. Supplies were brought up by two horses: nine months of tinned provisions, paraffin coke for the fire, letters, papers, and fresh water for when the natural water supply dried up in the warmer months.


  • Title: Ben Nevis Observatory ponies 'Ben Nevis Cavalry'
  • Creator: Met Office
  • Date Created: 1884/1904
  • Location Created: National Meteorological Archive
  • Physical Dimensions: TIF
  • Rights: Crown Copyright

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