Ben Nevis by the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête

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For experienced, fit mountain walkers who do not mind easy scrambling but are not climbers, this is the finest way to climb Ben Nevis. This is a truly spectacular route incorporating two Munros. It will live long in the memory and does true justice to the mountain.


Good mountain paths for much of the route; pathless section on descent with burn crossing. The traverse of the arête is a long but easy scramble.

Public Transport

None to start; nearest bus Torlundy.


North Face car park, near Torlundy. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land south of ridge from Ben Nevis to Sgurr Choinnich Beag managed by John Muir Trust: no stalking issues.
North of ridge: Killiechonate Estate. Stalking between early Aug and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. If further information is needed please e-mail

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