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

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


Route outline for walk h137:

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



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.

The Carn Mor Dearg arete is a narrow airy ridge with steep drops on either side. It should be avoided in thick weather.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

Munros
2
Munros
Corbetts
0
Corbetts
Grahams
0
Grahams
Murdos
2
Murdos
Donalds
0
Donalds
marilyn
2
Scottish
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Ben Nevis at 1344m (4411ft). Ben Nevis is classified as a Munro (No. 1) and a Scottish Marilyn (1st highest in Scotland,Highest in the UK). Ben Nevis is also known as a Murdo (1st highest in Scotland). Ben Nevis means 'Poisonous Mountain' and is pronounced 'byn nevis'. The summit of Ben Nevis is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point, cairn, shelter & ruins. 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 United Kingdom, the highest point in Great Britain and the highest point in The British Isles.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Carn Mor Dearg at 1220m (4004ft). Carn Mor Dearg is classified as a Munro (No. 9) and a Scottish Marilyn (6th highest in Scotland, 6th highest in the UK). Carn Mor Dearg is also known as a Murdo (11th highest in Scotland). Carn Mor Dearg means 'Big Red Hill' and is pronounced 'caarn more jerrack'. The summit of Carn Mor Dearg is marked by a cairn.

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

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map 392
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 41
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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

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Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Carn Mor Dearg from Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)

Carn Mor Dearg from Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)

Photo: David Stiles (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Me on Ben Nevis

Me on Ben Nevis

Photo: Esther James (2)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Glen Nevis from the Ben Nevis Tourist Path

Glen Nevis from the Ben Nevis Tourist Path

Photo: John Reed (19)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - On Ben Nevis summit trig point in the snow

On Ben Nevis summit trig point in the snow

Photo: Garry Smith (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Waterfall from the Ben Nevis Tourist Path

Waterfall from the Ben Nevis Tourist Path

Photo: John Reed (24)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - On Ben Nevis

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Alex Brown (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Ben Nevis from Glen Nevis

Ben Nevis from Glen Nevis

Photo: Alan Fulton (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - On Ben Nevis

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Mark Edwards (14)

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

Gary Davies and Kieron Dunning on the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Kieron Dunning (4)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Looking East to the summit of Ben Nevis under a blanket of snow

Looking East to the summit of Ben Nevis under a blanket of snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (8)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - *Mullach nan Coirean and Meal a' Chaorainn from Ben Nevis

*Mullach nan Coirean and Meal a' Chaorainn from Ben Nevis

Photo: David Cochrane (5)

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

Me and my Meningitis Trust friends at the top of Ben Nevis

Photo: Tim Williams (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Climbing Ben Nevis

Climbing Ben Nevis

Photo: Karen Harding (4)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - *Ben Nevis from Carn Mor Dearg

*Ben Nevis from Carn Mor Dearg

Photo: David Cochrane (4)

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

The Mamores featuring An Gearanach (left) and Sgurr a' Mhaim (right) from the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Hazel Pyper (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Me (in shorts) and the rest of The 3 Peaks Team on Ben Nevis Summit

Me (in shorts) and the rest of The 3 Peaks Team on Ben Nevis Summit

Photo: Julian Nye (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe en-route to Ben Nevis

Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe en-route to Ben Nevis

Photo: John Reed (2)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Gillian and Anthony Smith on Ben Nevis

Gillian and Anthony Smith on Ben Nevis

Photo: Gillian Smith (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - My son Craig on Ben Nevis

My son Craig on Ben Nevis

Photo: John Young (1)


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