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.
None to start; nearest bus Torlundy.
North Face car park, near Torlundy.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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