Library file picture dated 8th Nov 92 of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. The mountain range is being sold to one of the country's leading conservation charities. * Duncan Fairfax-Lucy, the current owner of Ben Nevis, has decided to offer the 4,406ft mountain which has been in his family for generations to the John Muir Trust for 450,000. 4/01/2001: A climber died after an incident. The man, who was among a group attempting to scale 4,406ft Ben Nevis, near Fort William, fell as he attempted to climb an area between Observatory Ridge and Carn Mor Dearg.