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Mountain height calculation to be announced

Posted 8 September 2010
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A group of amateur surveyors has completed its work on a mountain in Snowdonia, which has been carried out to establish whether it is 1,000 metres high.

The trio of Graham Jackson, John Barnard and Myrddyn Phillips has been on Glyder Fawr checking its height with GPS-based measuring equipment, Grough reports.

Glyder Fawr is marked on Ordnance Survey maps at 999 metres high, but if it is higher it will become the fifth Snowdonia peak measured at 1,000 metres, following Snowdon, Garnedd Ugain, Carnedd Llewellyn and Carnedd Dafydd.

The GPS system which can measure height within centimetres of accuracy, compared to the several feet margin of error of existing methods,

Results of the analysis will be revealed later this month at a gathering in the north Wales village of Maentwrog.

Glyder Fawr is not the only British mountain marked on Ordnance Survey maps at 999 metres, with others including the Scottish peaks of Stob Ban, Sgurr Coinnich and Sgurr Breac.

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