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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.
Altitude: 1148 metres
Detailed route description and map
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.