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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

392 Ben Nevis


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

41 Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe


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 - Me at the top of Ben Nevis 2 weeks ago!

Me at the top of Ben Nevis 2 weeks ago!

Photo: Sara Odonnell (1)

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

On Ben Nevis

Photo: David Sarkar (1)

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

Me and the hubby on Ben Nevis

Photo: Esther James (1)

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

Me and friends on Ben Nevis

Photo: Matt Hunt (1)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Looking south east towards Loch Linnhe from the Fort William route up Ben Nevis

Looking south east towards Loch Linnhe from the Fort William route up Ben Nevis

Photo: Chris Fairfowl (5)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Euan Foster celebrates 'bagging' Ben Nevis

Euan Foster celebrates 'bagging' Ben Nevis

Photo: Lestyn Foster (2)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Loch Linnhe from the summit of Ben Nevis

Loch Linnhe from the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Stephen Gregory (1)

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 - On Ben Nevis

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Gary Buckingham (1)

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

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Daniel Wrightson (1)

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

Glen Nevis

Photo: John Reed (8)

Walk h137 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from Achintee, Fort William - Approaching Ben Nevis summit via the SE shoulder on a clear day with Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arete in the background

Approaching Ben Nevis summit via the SE shoulder on a clear day with Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arete in the background

Photo: Dougie Gillespie (2)

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

The Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arête

Photo: Matt Guest (1)

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

My son Daniel on Ben Nevis

Photo: Rob Mallandaine (1)

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

Ben Nevis from the lower slopes of Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)

Photo: David Cochrane (3)

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 - Climbing Ben Nevis from Achintee

Climbing Ben Nevis from Achintee

Photo: John Reed (1)

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

Glen Nevis from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Photo: Wayne Hill (70)


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