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Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William

A walk in Fort William and Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht, Highland, North West Scotland

A different side of the UK's Highest Mountain - not for the faint hearted

Walk Route Summary:
- Fort William, Achintee, Glen Nevis, The Ben Nevis Tourist Path, The Pony Track, Allt na H-Urchaire (Red Burn), Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, Allt a' Mhuilinn, Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg), Carn Mor Dearg, Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMD Arete), Ben Nevis, Ben Nevis Tourist Path, Coire Ghaimhnean (Five Finger Gully), Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, Achintee, Fort William.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William Fort William, Achintee, Glen Nevis, The Ben Nevis Tourist Path, The Pony Track, Allt na H-Urchaire (Red Burn), Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, Allt a' Mhuilinn, Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg), Carn Mor Dearg, Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMD Arete), Ben Nevis, Ben Nevis Tourist Path, Coire Ghaimhnean (Five Finger Gully), Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, Achintee, Fort William Fort William and Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht,   Highland,  Scotland

The Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMD Arete) from Carn Mor Dearg
Photo: David Stiles

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Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Despite the fact thousands of people safely climb Ben Nevis every year, the mountain should never be under estimated. The wide tourist path can soon be obliterated by snow making route finding very difficult for the inexperienced. Deep and precipitous crags to the north & west await the careless.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Ben Nevis at 1344m (4411ft). Ben Nevis is the highest point in the county of Highland, the highest point in the Grampian Mountains, the highest point in Scotland, the highest Point in the UK and the highest point in The British Isles. Ben Nevis is classified as a Munro (No. 1). Ben Nevis is also known as a Murdo or Munro Top (1st highest in Scotland) and a Marilyn (1st in Scotland, 1st in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Carn Mor Dearg, 1220m (4004ft). Carn Mor Dearg is classified as a Munro (No. 9). Carn Mor Dearg is also known as a Murdo or Munro Top (11th highest in Scotland) and a Marilyn (6th in Scotland, 6th in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg), 1179m (3869ft).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

Munros
2
Munros
Corbetts
0
Corbetts
Grahams
0
Grahams
Murdos
2
Murdos/
Munro Tops
Donalds
0
Donalds
marilyn
2
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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More Photos and Pictures from Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William

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My mate Pete on Ben Nevis. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

1. My mate Pete on Ben Nevis
Photo: Sean Gerald (1)


Looking east towards Loch Linnhe from the tourist path up Ben Nevis above Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

2. Looking east towards Loch Linnhe from the tourist path up Ben Nevis above Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe
Photo: Chris Fairfowl (3)


The Mamores featuring An Gearanach (left) and Sgurr a' Mhaim (right) from the summit of Ben Nevis. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

3. The Mamores featuring An Gearanach (left) and Sgurr a' Mhaim (right) from the summit of Ben Nevis
Photo: Hazel Pyper (1)


Climbing Ben Nevis. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

4. Climbing Ben Nevis
Photo: Mick Coxon (4)


Loch Linnhe appearing out of the mist from the top of Ben Nevis. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

5. Loch Linnhe appearing out of the mist from the top of Ben Nevis
Photo: Chris Fairfowl (2)


Myself and a stranger with his dog on Ben Nevis. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

6. Myself and a stranger with his dog on Ben Nevis
Photo: Frank Hamill (1)


Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe from the Tourist Path up Ben Nevis. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

7. Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe from the Tourist Path up Ben Nevis
Photo: Chris Fairfowl (1)


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8. *Mullach nan Coirean and Meal a' Chaorainn from Ben Nevis
Photo: David Cochrane (5)

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Gary Davies and Kieron Dunning on the summit of Ben Nevis. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

9. Gary Davies and Kieron Dunning on the summit of Ben Nevis
Photo: Kieron Dunning (4)


Me and my Meningitis Trust friends at the top of Ben Nevis. Walk route map h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William photo

10. Me and my Meningitis Trust friends at the top of Ben Nevis
Photo: Tim Williams (1)



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