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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
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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.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Ben Alder
There are 2937 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Alder. They have contributed 68 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.