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Carn Mor Dearg & Carn Mor Dearg Arete & Ben Nevis

Carn Mor Dearg & Carn Mor Dearg Arete & Ben Nevis


Postby guspattullo » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:16 am

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg

Date walked: 19/07/2012

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 1558m

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The boys and me set off from the carpark at the visitor centre in bright sunshine with the forecast to be great all day.
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We follow the path up & up until we reach the split in the path at Loch Meall an t-Suidhe, which is about half way up the tourist route, and we take a left turn which takes us round the bottom of the Ben Nevis cliffs. Carn Mor Dearg and the Arete come in to view as we travelled around here.
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We walked right in, until we reached the memorial hut, at which point we set about climbing Carn Mor Dearg. This is not a quick climb up. It took us a good hour to reach the top as it is very steep. The effort for climbing this is rewarded with spectacular views at the top. You get a real sense of being extremely high up here.
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After a well deserved rest at the top, it was on to the Arete. Our first ridge walk and it was amazing. The main reason we had came here was for this point in the walk and it didn`t disappoint.
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After the traverse over the arete we were faced with a fairly steep boulder field, but the fact that we were so close to the summit of Ben Nevis spurred us on to the top.
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And there we were at the top.
The walk back down wasn`t as nice as the walk up, trudging down the tourist route. Glad we didn`t come up this way. The legs took a bit of a pounding on the way back down, but a small price to pay for a great day out.
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Re: Carn Mor Dearg & Carn Mor Dearg Arete & Ben Nevis

Postby skuk007 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:32 pm

Great report Gus, missed this one first time. Looks like you had a great day and got some cracking views.

I think that's the best route up the Ben. You did a good time too by the looks of it.
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Re: Carn Mor Dearg & Carn Mor Dearg Arete & Ben Nevis

Postby guspattullo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:04 pm

Ye the boys fare nip up them hills. It was a great day, and definitely the best way up the Ben.
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