Google Maps provided users on this mountain with a potential fatal walking path

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In this May 2000 file photograph, sheep graze at the base of Ben Nevis in Scotland. 
Photo: Lisa Marie Pane (AP) – Google is updating its routes to take people to the visitor center of the mountains, where they can discuss the best route with staff.

Some years ago, Google Maps took us to a lonely field with some cows instead of leading me and my best friend through a beautiful and picturesque Spanish mountain trail. While I then did not trust the internet, it seems that an ever more number of visitors are still visiting Scottish mountain Ben Nevis, which could put their lives at risk.

Over the past few days, the United Kingdom Conservation Organization John Muir Trust and Mountaineering Scotland have warned against the possibility of posing a risk for people via mapping routes to the highest mountain in Scotland at 4,412 meters above ground (1,345 metres). The organizations have specifically cited a route that leads users to the Glen Nevis car park on Google Maps.

In accordance with the John Muir Trust and Mountaineering Scotland, the app shows a dotted line showing the path to the top of the mountain. You said the path appears according to how anyone searches the route, noting it appears when users click on the Google Maps car option.

Heather Morning, Scottish Mountain Consultant for Mountaineering said in a news statement that “even the most experienced mountaineer would have difficulty following this path.” “The line goes through steep and rocky terrain where it would be difficult to find a safe line, even in good visibility. Add to the low cloud and rain and potentially fatal the proposed line from Google.”

Gizmodo reached Google, but did not receive a response by the publication, for comment on the road to the top of Ben Nevis. We also approached Apple to ask if the same or similar dangerous routes applied to Apple Maps. If we hear from Google or Apple, Gizmodo will update this blog.

The company examined the routing issue on Ben Nevis and surrounding areas in a statement to CNN on Friday by a Google spokesperson. On Saturday, Yahoo News UK said it upgraded its driving routes and took people to the visitor center in the mountains where the official route starts.

“Our route currently leads people to the Nevis Gorge parking lot, nearest to the top, which has prominent signs that the trail is highly hazardous, and only for high-speed walkers,” said a spokesperson of Google. “We’re upgrading our driving route so we can take people directly to the visitor center where they can talk to the staff about the best trail they have to take to help both new and experienced walkers find trails that fit their level of expertise.”

It also welcomed comments from alpine groups. The company also welcomed.

Ben Nevis is apparently not the only mountain on the thoroughfare of Google Maps. Mountaineering Scotland claims that a route Google offers to mountain An Teallach in the country “crosses a cliff.”

Morning said many people visiting Ben Nevis don’t know where to get reliable information, and they think Google Maps can also take them to the top, having them come from home to the foot of the mountain. However, that’s not the case.

“These days it is all too easy for people to assume that all good, correct, up-to-date, secure Internet information,” she said. “There are a number of recent incidents where the routes downloaded from the Internet have been damaged or worse.” “Sadly the experience shows that this is not the case.”

The John Muir Trust and Mountaineering Scotland recommended that people who are considering walking Ben Nevis or any other mountain or hill crossing check the map (one not named Google). The organizations also indicated that a local guide can be consulted by individuals.