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Ben Alder

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Ben Alder is one of the remotest of the Munros. A spacious plateau surrounded by cliffs and steep slopes, this is a mountain of memorable character and an almost palpable personality. The approach is enlivened by the dramatic Leachas ridges which offer some scrambling.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1148 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Ben Alder via the Long Leachas, with Beinn Bheoil

Other routes and challenges

The route above describes the ascent via the Long Leachas - the neighbouring Short Leachas gives more sustained scrambling. The other main approach to Ben Alder - though it lacks the drama of the Leachas ridges - is from the bothy at Benalder Cottage - itself reached by a long walk-in from Loch Rannoch.

The whole area is ideal for remote cross-country backpacking expeditions. One idea is to undertake a traverse from Corrour Station to Dalwhinnie Station - with plenty of options for Munros to include.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Kingussie / Newtonmore Hotels

Kingussie / Newtonmore B&B

Kingussie / Newtonmore cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Ben Alder

There are 2058 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Alder. They have contributed 57 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  29/03/2013  24 M9
  09/08/2017  20 M9
  13/09/2014  17 M7
  05/11/2011  17 M3
  05/11/2011  13 M3
  14/07/2012  12 M6
  02/05/2018  11 M11
  31/08/2011  10 M11C1
  05/08/2012  9 M2
  15/08/2017  8 M2
  07/08/2011  8 M6
  12/07/2013  7 M6
  11/05/2016  6 M9
  29/05/2014  6 M6
  06/05/2017  5 M6
  07/09/2015  5 M2
  04/06/2014  5 M9
  06/08/2013  5 M6
  17/10/2015  4 M6
  27/06/2015  4 M2
  22/07/2010  4 M11C1
  10/10/2016  3 M2
  01/06/2014  3 M4
  19/07/2013  3 M2
  25/08/2011  3 M2
  13/05/2018  2 M7
  27/09/2015  2 M7
  14/07/2015  2 M6
  08/05/2015  2 M2
  15/03/2015  2 M2
  10/09/2013  2 M2
  25/05/2013  2 M6
  26/05/2017  1 M5
  14/09/2013  1 M2
  19/08/2013  1 M2
  26/05/2013  1 M2
  25/05/2013  1 M2
  21/03/2013  1 M2
  09/02/2013  1 M1
  18/08/2012  1 M5
  14/04/2012  1 M2C1
  11/04/2012  1 M2
  09/03/2012  1 M2C3G1
  04/03/2012  1 M2
  25/07/2011  1 M2
  20/07/2011  1 M2
  11/08/2009  1 M2
  10/07/1994  1 M6
  10/06/2018  0 M2
  27/05/2015  0 M3
  09/08/2012  0 M2
  23/03/2012  0 M1
  25/02/2011  0 M2
  28/06/2009  0 M1
  15/06/2003  0 M4
  03/08/2001  0 M2
  10/06/2001  0 M2

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