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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for 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:

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 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 - The glorious view south to The Mammores from the top of Ben Nevis - with the snow topped Stob Chiore a' Mhail prominent in the middle of the picture

The glorious view south to The Mammores from the top of Ben Nevis - with the snow topped Stob Chiore a' Mhail prominent in the middle of the picture

Photo: Pauline Styles (3)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Just below the summit on Ben Nevis

Just below the summit on Ben Nevis

Photo: Phil Lee (1)

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

Ben Nevis Summit

Photo: John Reed (15)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Ben Nevis summit under a blanket of snow

Ben Nevis summit under a blanket of snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (10)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - My mate Pete on Ben Nevis

My mate Pete on Ben Nevis

Photo: Sean Gerald (1)

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

West from Ben Nevis Summit

Photo: John Reed (3)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - My husband Pete on Ben Nevis

My husband Pete on Ben Nevis

Photo: Debbie Tonks (1)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Pete, George and myself Andy Brown at the bottom of Ben Nevis ready to start the Three Peaks Challenge

Pete, George and myself Andy Brown at the bottom of Ben Nevis ready to start the Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: Andy Brown (10)

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 - 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 - Loch Linnhe from the summit of Ben Nevis

Loch Linnhe from the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Kieron Dunning (5)

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

Views from the Ben Nevis Tourist Path

Photo: John Reed (21)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - 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 h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Lower slopes of Ben Nevis

Lower slopes of Ben Nevis

Photo: John Reed (9)

Walk h154 Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - Waterfall en-route to Ben Nevis

Waterfall en-route to Ben Nevis

Photo: John Reed (12)

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

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Martin Squires (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 (11)

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

Views from the Ben Nevis Tourist Path

Photo: John Reed (20)

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


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