Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

You'll need a good head for heights on the CMD arete


Route outline for walk h154:

The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola  -  Sgurr Finnisg-aig  -  Carn Beag Dearg (Carn Mor Dearg)  -  Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)  -  Carn Mor Dearg  -  Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMD Arete)  -  Ben Nevis  -  Carn Dearg (Ben Nevis) (North West Top)  -  The Ben Nevis Tourist Path  -  Coire Ghaimhnean (Five Finger Gully)  -  Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe  -  Leanachan Forest  -  The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola



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 Nevis Range Mountain Gondola is open all year round, weather permitting, except mid November until mid December when it is closed for planned annual maintenance. You should phone in advance to check it will be open on the day of your visit, as occasionally strong winds can restrict operations. For more details see: Nevis Range Mountain Resort or Phone: +44 (0)1397 705 825

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
3
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 Dearg (Ben Nevis) (North West Top) at 1221m (4007ft). Carn Dearg (Ben Nevis) (North West Top) is known as a Murdo (10th highest in Scotland). Carn Dearg (Ben Nevis) (North West Top) means 'Red Hill' and is pronounced 'caarn jerrack'. The summit of Carn Dearg (Ben Nevis) (North West Top) is marked by a cairn.

You will also reach the summit 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.

Along the way you will also bag:


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 h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

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Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Ben Nevis from Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)

Ben Nevis from Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)

Photo: David Stiles (2)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Me on Ben Nevis

Me on Ben Nevis

Photo: Esther James (2)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - 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 h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Views from Ben Nevis

Views from Ben Nevis

Photo: John Reed (13)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - On Ben Nevis

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Geoffrey Neill (1)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Me and the hubby on Ben Nevis

Me and the hubby on Ben Nevis

Photo: Esther James (1)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - The North Face of Ben Nevis from Carn Mor Dearg

The North Face of Ben Nevis from Carn Mor Dearg

Photo: Matt Guest (3)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - On Ben Nevis

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Gary Buckingham (1)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - *Ben Nevis and the Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arete (left) from the summit of Carn&nbspMor&nbspDearg

*Ben Nevis and the Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arete (left) from the summit of Carn Mor Dearg

Photo: Ali Reid (1)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - On the summit of Ben Nevis

On the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Chris Mathieson (1)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Me and my friend Stewart on Carn Mor Dearg

Me and my friend Stewart on Carn Mor Dearg

Photo: Bernard Rogers (1)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Ben Nevis from The Carn Mor Dearg arete

Ben Nevis from The Carn Mor Dearg arete

Photo: Neil Bennett (4)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Euan Foster celebrates 'bagging' Ben Nevis

Euan Foster celebrates 'bagging' Ben Nevis

Photo: Lestyn Foster (2)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - 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)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - On Ben Nevis

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Alex Brown (1)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe en-route to Ben Nevis

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

Photo: John Reed (5)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Carn Mor Dearg from Carn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)

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

Photo: Neil Bennett (2)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Glen Nevis from Ben Nevis

Glen Nevis from Ben Nevis

Photo: Mark Edwards (17)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - 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)


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