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.


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 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.

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).

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).

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

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

In no particular order . . .

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

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

Photo: David Cochrane (5)

Lower slopes of Ben Nevis

Lower slopes of Ben Nevis

Photo: John Reed (9)

On the top of Ben Nevis

On the top of Ben Nevis

Photo: Pam Omand (1)

Loch Linnhe from the summit of Ben Nevis

Loch Linnhe from the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Kieron Dunning (5)

Ben Nevis Summit

Ben Nevis Summit

Photo: John Reed (15)

On the Carn Mor Dearg Arete with Fort William and Loch Eil far below in the distance

On the Carn Mor Dearg Arete with Fort William and Loch Eil far below in the distance

Photo: Mike Renny (1)

My girlfriend Jyoti on the Carn Mor Dearg Arete on the way to the summit of Ben Nevis!

My girlfriend Jyoti on the Carn Mor Dearg Arete on the way to the summit of Ben Nevis!

Photo: Mike Renny (2)

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

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

Photo: John Reed (2)

West from Ben Nevis Summit

West from Ben Nevis Summit

Photo: John Reed (3)

On Ben Nevis

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Mark Edwards (14)


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